World Cup

Argentina international Martin Landajo to join Harlequins post World Cup

Argentina international Martín Landajo is set to make his debut in the Gallagher Premiership after the scrum-half has agreed to sign a new deal with Harlequins.
18 March 2019

New Zealand captain Kieran Read to retire from international rugby after 2019 World Cup

New Zealand captain Kieran Read has announced that he will quit international rugby at the end of the 2019 World Cup later this year in Japan.
6 March 2019

World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont announces meeting to discuss World League

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont has called for an emergency meeting to discuss on the revamp to the international calendar.
4 March 2019

Pacific Islands considering boycotting World Cup 2019 as protest for World Rugby's plan to revamp international calendar

The Pacific Island nations are considering to pull out of the upcoming World Cup in Japan scheduled later this year as a protest for World Rugby's move to introduce a revamped international calendar.
2 March 2019

Farrell, Read and Sexton express concerns over World League

Jonny Sexton, Owen Farrell and Kieran Read have expressed concerns on "player welfare and integrity" over World Rugby's proposed revamping of the game structure.
28 February 2019

RWC Fans Guide to Kumamoto - Episode 1-7

Former Wales and British & Irish Lions international Scott Quinnell joins rugby commentator Nick Heath as they visit Kumamoto Stadium.
18 February 2019

'Everyone is getting back onto our side' - Pisi

Ken Pisi admits it has been a challenge for Northampton Saints this season, but he and the team are keen to end the season in a positive fashion.
14 February 2019

How the French keep doing what they’re doing

Former Stade Rouennais player Ben Mercer has his say on the problems of French rugby after the opening two rounds of this year's Six Nations.
13 February 2019

A Star is Born: The Rise and Rise of Jacob Stockdale

It's been a remarkable year for Jacob Stockdale. Ireland's rising star will have a big part to play in 2019 and Peter Lockhart believes the 22-year-old is ready to handle the pressure.
7 February 2019

France's Wesley Fofana to retire from international rugby at end of World Cup 2019

France international Wesley Fofana has confirmed that he will retire from international rugby at end of upcoming World Cup to be played in Japan later this year.
25 January 2019

Wales - What does 2019 hold for Warren Gatland's side?

TRU's Rhiannon Garth Jones reacts to Wales' recent Six Nations squad announcement, assesses their chances in the Championships and takes a look towards the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
16 January 2019

Who is in your England XV for the 2019 World Cup?

The last World Cup in 2015 was one of the darkest times in England's recent history, but this September, they head to Japan with cautious optimism after an encouraging Autumn. Joe Harvey selects his starting XV for this year's tournament....
8 January 2019

Alun Wyn Jones confident of Wales' chances in World Cup

Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones believes the side has the potential to do well in the upcoming World Cup that kicks-off later this year in Japan.
3 January 2019

Japan will be targetting Scotland in World Cup - Eddie Jones

England coach Eddie Jones believes Japan will be targetting Scotland in the upcoming edition of the World Cup with a hope to make it to the quarter-finals.
2 January 2019

Fiji international Frank Lomani turns down Wasps offer to focus on World Cup 2019

Fiji international Frank Lomani has decided to turn down an offer from Gallagher Premiership club Wasps to focus on the upcoming World Cup in Japan next year.
24 December 2018

Strength of top international teams makes for a competitive 2019 - Faf de Klerk

TRU talks to South African international Faf de Klerk about the road to Japan, Sale's Boks contingent and the need to end 2018 on a high.
21 December 2018

Stephen Jones and Jonathan Humphreys to join Wales as assistant coach post next year's World Cup

The Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed former captains Stephen Jones and Jonathan Humphreys as the assistant coaches of the national side following the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
21 December 2018

Japan resort prepares map of 'Tattoo OK' facilities ahead of Rugby World Cup

A famous hot spa resort is offering an online map showing "onsen" spots such as spa, beach, gym and hundreds of facilities opening the doors to visitors who have tattoos ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.
19 December 2018

Nehe Milner-Skudder set to miss World Cup for New Zealand after move to Toulon

Nehe Milner-Skudder will miss the 2019 World Cup in Japan for New Zealand after he has signed a contract with French club Toulon.
14 December 2018

Chris Ashton: The feeling of playing for England had never really gone away

Sale Sharks and England’s Chris Ashton tells Chris Heal about a ‘really good’ last two months, his international aspirations ahead of next year’s World Cup and why there is still a lot more to come from his club side.
8 December 2018