World Cup

Japan gearing up to host first Rugby World Cup in Asia

World Rugby's initiative to drive the game into Asia is gathering momentum as Japan is gearing itself to host the 2019 edition of the Rugby World Cup.
10 October 2018

Scotland's Ross Ford eyeing fourth World Cup

Edinburgh hooker Ross Ford tells TRU Correspondent Gary Heatly he is focused on earning a spot in Scotland's 2019 World Cup squad with just under a year to go until the tournament begins.
26 September 2018

'Japan 2019 has to be something on the radar'

Bedford Blues' Will Hooley chatted to Joe Harvey about all things Championship rugby, representing the USA as well as his personal ambitions at club and international level.
21 September 2018

Scott Fardy opens up on aftermath of 2011 Tsunami as Japan gear up to host 2019 World Cup

In the third and final chapter of Dove Men+Care's Spirit of Rugby Series, we take a look at the resilience showed by the city of Kamaishi on its recovery from 2011 Tsunami in such a way that it is gearing to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
21 September 2018

Rugby players instructed to cover tattoos during 2019 World Cup in Japan

The 2019 World Cup organisers have instructed players and fans to cover their tattoos during the showpiece event to avoid causing offence.
21 September 2018

World Rugby considering expansion of Rugby World Cup

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper stated that the board is considering expansion of the Rugby World Cup to allow 24 teams to compete in the showpiece event.
11 September 2018

Final World Cup slot to be decided in November

World Rugby have confirmed that the 20th team at the 2019 World Cup will be decided in a repechage tournament that will take place in Marseille.
6 September 2018

Wales will face England and Ireland in World Cup warm-up games

Wales are scheduled to play England and Ireland twice next year as a part of their preparations for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
6 September 2018

England to play four warm-up games ahead of 2019 World Cup

England will step up their preparations ahead of the 2019 World Cup as they are set to play four warm-up games before they head to Japan.
6 September 2018

Luke Treharne: "I want to see us finish in the top ten of the World Series."

TRU’s Joe Harvey chatted to Wales Sevens star Luke Treharne about the national side and his Olympic ambition.
5 September 2018

Wales to prepare for 2019 World Cup in Kitakyushu

Wales will have a preparation camp in Kitakyushu in September ahead of the upcoming 2019 edition of the World Cup.
5 September 2018

Michael Cheika to coach Wallabies until 2019 World Cup - Rugby Australia

Rugby Australia has assured full backing for Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika despite a poor run of results this year that saw them lose both the rounds of the ongoing Rugby Championship to New Zealand.
29 August 2018

Namibia progress to 2019 World Cup after winning Rugby Africa Gold Cup

Namibia has progressed to the 2019 World Cup in Japan after they defeated Kenya 53-28 to win the Rugby Africa Gold Cup in Windhoek on Saturday.
19 August 2018

Cipriani: There is still a lot more to come from me

Danny Cipriani insists he is ‘hungry and determined’ heading into the new season as he sets his sights on retaining his place in the England squad ahead of the Rugby World Cup next year.
10 August 2018

Rugby gaining rapid popularity in India, China, USA and Brazil - Study

Rugby has nearly 800 million followers globally, while more than 338 million considering themselves fans, with India, China and the USA alone constituting almost 33 per cent of the population, according to the largest-ever market research into fan trends and perceptions conducted by World Rugby.
8 August 2018

Australia join bid for hosting 2021 Women's World Cup

Rugby Australia will be making their bid to host the 2021 edition of Women's World Cup with the port of Newcastle and surrounding Hunter region being the proposed venue for the showpiece event.
8 August 2018

What can Rugby learn from the Football World Cup?

With our World Cup over a year away, it’s worth taking a look at what lessons the rugby union can learn from the recent football World Cup.
7 August 2018

World Rugby to examine the use of TMOs

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper has confirmed that the governing body is examining the role of Television Match Officials in the game and is considering to give full control back to the on-field referees.
24 July 2018

Rugby World Cup 2019 receives record number of volunteer applications in Japan

Japan Rugby has confirmed that they have received over 38,000 applications for the volunteer program for the upcoming edition of the World Cup next year.
23 July 2018

Ex-All Blacks wing Charles Piutau targets Tonga place for World Cup 2019

Former All Blacks wing Charles Piutau said he is desperately hoping to represent Tonga in the upcoming 2019 World Cup in Japan.
23 July 2018