World Cup

Nigel Owens ready to blow the whistle and start 2019 World Cup qualification

Top referee Nigel Owens will officiate in the first qualifying match for Rugby World Cup 2019 when St Vincent and the Grenadines host Jamaica on Saturday.
1 March 2016

Northern Ireland executive committed to 'compelling' bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup - Foster

The Northern Ireland Executive is committed to delivering a "compelling" bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the First Minister has said.
18 January 2016

Answers not forthcoming - England Rugby autopsy

The RFU and England2015 delivered a sporting event that on many levels was recognised as the most successful ever; we fans remember it as RWC2015.
7 January 2016

Ben Morgan grateful to have chance to recharge batteries

2015 began on a sour note for Gloucester’s number eight Ben Morgan but could end on a massive high, both on and off the field, as he prepares to return to first team action following some much needed time off.
15 December 2015

Edwards signs new Wales contract through to 2019

Wales assistant coach Shaun Edwards has signed a new four-year contract, the Welsh Rugby Union has announced.
10 December 2015

Heyneke Meyer steps down as South Africa coach

Heyneke Meyer believes "the time has come for change" after bringing an end to his reign as South Africa head coach.
3 December 2015

Ritchie 'worth every penny' - Cockerill

England RFU chief Ian Ritchie is "worth every penny" of his £600,000 salary, according to Richard Cockerill.
2 December 2015

Luther Burrell 'let down' by World Cup omission

Northampton centre Luther Burrell felt "let down" by head coach Stuart Lancaster after he was left out of England's squad for the World Cup.
25 November 2015

New Zealand talent: Ones to Watch

The celebrations over winning the Rugby World Cup have barely begun to subside in New Zealand and already Kiwi eyes are turning towards defending their crown in 2019.
12 November 2015

Sam Burgess: My heart wasn't in rugby union

Sam Burgess has revealed he stepped away from rugby union because his "heart just isn't in it".
10 November 2015

Fixing England's breakdown

It is no coincidence that the two teams that made it to the Rugby World Cup final, New Zealand and Australia, were the two most skilled breakdown teams in the competition
9 November 2015

RFU confirms kit man under investigation over shares

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has confirmed that kit man Dave Tennison is being investigated after he allegedly advised England players to buy shares which subsequently plummeted in value.
9 November 2015

Rugby World Cup Final Analysis

For the first time in its history, the Rugby World Cup was successfully defended on Saturday, with Richie McCaw doing what no other captain has done – captain his side to two RWC triumphs
4 November 2015

Dan Carter wins World Rugby player of the year

New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter has followed up his man-of-the-match performance in Saturday's World Cup final by being crowned World Rugby player of the year for 2015.
3 November 2015

Hansen still expects to quit in 2017

Steve Hansen has reaffirmed his expectation that his tenure as New Zealand head coach to end will end when his contract expires in 2017.
1 November 2015

Land Rover's 'We Deal In Real'

From the outstanding wins and heartbreaking defeats, to one of the biggest upsets in Rugby World Cup history, the Rugby World Cup 2015 Tournament will be remembered the world over.
1 November 2015

RFU to reap additional £15million from World Cup

The Rugby Football Union has turned a profit of £15million from hosting of the England 2015 World Cup tournament, it has been announced.
1 November 2015

Dan Carter bows out on the ultimate high

Dan Carter admitted his man-of-the-match performance that helped the All Blacks to a historic World Cup triumph over Australia in the 2015 World Cup final was the perfect way to bow out of a glittering international career.
1 November 2015

Sonny Bill Williams gifts World Cup winners' medal to young fan

Sonny Bill Williams presented his World Cup winner's medal to a fan tackled by security guards when trying to celebrate with the All Blacks.
1 November 2015

New Zealand beat Australia to retain World Cup title

New Zealand made sporting history at Twickenham as they became the first team to be crowned Rugby World Cup winners for a second successive time.
31 October 2015