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By Will Kelleher For The Daily Mail

Published: 19:40 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 19:40 BST, 1 October 2019

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With the Rugby World Cup group stage well underway in Japan, teams and players are getting settled into tournament life.

Ardie Savea will make history for New Zealand against Canada, while Wales' entertainment committee are struggling in Lake Biwa.

Sportsmail's WILL KELLEHER runs through everything you need to know from the tournament in Scrum's The Word World Cup Diary.

All Blacks flanker Ardie Savea will become the first player to wear goggles in the World Cup

All Blacks flanker Ardie Savea will become the first player to wear goggles in the World Cup

All Blacks back-rower Ardie Savea will become the first player to wear goggles at the World Cup on Wednesday.

His vision in his left eye has deteriorated so much that he wants to protect his good eye - and will don the plastic glasses against Canada in Oita.

Italian fly-half Ian McKinley - who did not make their World Cup - successfully trialled the goggles which are now officially approved by World Rugby. He is blind in one eye after it was punctured by a stud when he played in Ireland.

Savea said: 'I've got my little girl and hopefully future kids and a bigger family,

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