Rugby World Cup 2015: seven key Twitter accounts to follow

Follow the tournament on Twitter with these rugby-related accounts, bringing you the best news, punditry and gossip

Brian Moore
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With the Rugby World Cup just a few days away, what is the best way to keep up with the action on the go?

Here are seven of the most entertaining and informative rugby-related accounts on Twitter that will help keep fans up to date.

Brian Moore: @brianmoore666

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The former England hooker has one of the most entertaining accounts on Twitter, with well over 100,000 followers. His forthright views may not be to everyone's taste, and expect him to comment on more than just the rugby. With ITV showing the games his frank and honest analysis will be badly missed on TV, but he is sure to be sharing his thoughts on Twitter. A must.

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Stephen Jones: @stephenjones9

The Sunday Times rugby correspondent (as opposed to the former Welsh fly half) has been covering the sport for more than 30 years and has an active presence on Twitter. The pundit not only shares his own insights and thoughts on the game but those of other players and commentators, making his account a key stop-off for anyone interested in the sport.

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Will Greenwood: @WillGreenwood

Another pundit who will be missing from TV screens during the tournament is Will Greenwood of Sky, but the Daily Telegraph columnist runs a busy Twitter operation. You can follow his thoughts on the rugby and more, plus follow the banter with other former pros.

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Gavin Mortimer: @gavinmortimer7

For an alternative view of the tournament follow France-based rugby journalist and author Gavin Mortimer, who also writes for The Week. Being stationed on the other side of the Channel means Mortimer has a different perspective to the English media, and he is an expert on the continental game.

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ITV rugby: @ITVRugby

Not everyone was pleased when ITV won the rights to televise the tournament, but the broadcaster has pulled out the stops. Its Twitter feed contains breaking news, information about the games, the thoughts of key pundits and links to related rugby content on the website. A useful addition to the list.

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New Zealand: @AllBlacks

Want the inside track on what the tournament favourites are up to? Then simply follow the New Zealand team's own Twitter feed. You probably won't get the scoop on injuries and training ground bust-ups, and there's lots of content from the team's sponsors - but the feed brings you exclusive access to the All Blacks camp and retweets the thoughts of stars like Dan Carter. Other team feeds are also available.

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Whiff of Cordite: @WhiffofCordite

The account of a popular rugby blog with an Irish bent, but well worth a follow. Features links to the blog, comments on games and breaking rugby news, also retweets followers that offer a different view to those in the mainstream media.

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