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The sporting weekend in pictures
The Rugby World Cup kicked off, Manchester City put eight past Watford and Sebastian Vettel won the Singapore Grand Prix.
The wait was finally over for rugby fans as the World Cup got under way in Japan.
A blockbuster clash between New Zealand and South Africa topped the bill on Saturday, before England, Ireland and Scotland got their campaigns under way a day later.
Manchester City scored eight in a Premier League fixture Watford will want to forget, while Liverpool maintained their winning run at Chelsea.
There were also success stories for Sebastian Vettel, Danny Willett and Essex on a busy weekend of sporting action.
Here, the PA news agency picks out some highlights from the past few days.