World Cup

Argentina - Will it be the same old story?

The Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend and after an Argentine franchise shone in Super Rugby this season, could the Pumas make an impact in this year's tournament?
17 July 2019

England name 40-member squad for Bristol training camp

England coach Eddie Jones has confirmed a 40-member squad for the second week of training in Bristol between 14th and 18th July.
14 July 2019

Ben Smith feels Rugby Championship pivotal for All Blacks' World Cup campaign

New Zealand utility back Ben Smith insisted that the upcoming Rugby Championship will set the precedent for All Blacks' World Cup campaign to be played later this year in Japan.
14 July 2019

France international Paul Willemse to miss World Cup with injury

France will lose the services of lock Paul Willemse for the World Cup scheduled in Japan later this year due to injury.
10 July 2019

Key inclusions and exclusions in the England World Cup training squad

England’s World Cup training squad was announced on Thursday with some interesting inclusions as well as some notable absentees. Joe Harvey takes a look at the key points from Eddie Jones’ selection.
6 July 2019

Marler’s return, family & being ready for a World Cup

Nearly 10 months after retiring from international rugby, Joe Marler has made the decision to step back onto the international stage.
5 July 2019

"Fantastic ambassador" Matt Fagerson stays grounded with possible World Cup debut on the horizon

This week Strathmore Rugby Club Community Trust welcomed The Earl and Countess of Forfar to Perthshire to showcase all of the great projects that are going on to take the sport to as wide an audience as possible.
5 July 2019

Marler named in England World Cup training squad

Joe Marler has come out of international retirement to be named in England’s Rugby World Cup training squad.
4 July 2019

Jamie Bhatti's rugby journey is an inspirational tale as World Cup comes into view

As he continues the summer training sessions in Portugal’s Algarve region this week with Scotland’s extended World Cup training squad, you could forgive Jamie Bhatti for feeling like he has ‘made it’.
3 July 2019

Mark Wilson to join Sale on loan

Newcastle Falcons back-row Mark Wilson will join Sale Sharks on loan after the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
2 July 2019

We're seeing a better rugby player being produced - McWilliams

It is still over two months until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, but the USA national team are already in camp gearing up for the Pacific Nations Cup where the side will play Japan, Samoa and the old enemy, Canada.
2 July 2019

Danny Cipriani included in England's second World Cup training camp

England coach Eddie Jones has recalled Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani in the second World Cup training camp that will be conducted over five days at The Lensbury Hotel in London.
28 June 2019

Warren Gatland to replace Colin Cooper as new Chiefs head coach after World Cup

Wales head coach Warren Gatland will make a return back to New Zealand after he was named the new head coach of Super Rugby club Chiefs for the 2020 season.
28 June 2019

David Denton: Playing rugby doesn’t automatically mean you will be successful in life

Leicester Tigers and Scotland back-row David Denton explains why he is turning to education once again after concussion has halted his rugby career.
27 June 2019

The Dark Horses for Rugby World Cup 2019

With the showpiece event of the rugby calendar fast approaching, there will already be teams that will know their best teams as preparations have been stepped up over recent months.
27 June 2019

'I needed my languages back to make this degree worthwhile!' - Andrew

Former Ulster and Nottingham player Ricky Andrew also had a desire to coach whilst playing and his work in the game has taken him to Spain, who themselves are making strides.
26 June 2019

Brown: Not many people focus on ‘the other side’ of rugby

As international players begin working together in World Cup training camps, the time that they spend together away from the pitch is very important, according to Scotland's Fraser Brown.
26 June 2019

Mike Catt confirmed as assistant coach of Ireland post World Cup

Ireland have announced that Italy assistant coach Mike Catt will join the coaching panel at the end of the World Cup scheduled in Japan later this year.
24 June 2019

Former England international Mike Catt set to join Ireland's coaching panel post World Cup

Former England international and World Cup winner Mike Catt is set to join Ireland's coaching panel at the conclusion of the World Cup in Japan later this year according to reports.
22 June 2019

Who could make a name for themselves at the 2019 World Cup?

In recent Rugby World Cups, there have been teams as well as players who have made a name for themselves in the competition and with less than 100 days to go until Japan, Angus Williams takes a look at who could shine this year.
20 June 2019