World Cup

A fit Sonny Bill Williams would walk into the All Blacks World Cup squad - Steve Hansen

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen stated that Blues centre Sonny Bill Williams has only fitness to prove to be in contention for selection in the upcoming World Cup scheduled in Japan later this year.
20 May 2019

Can anyone threaten the All Blacks at the 2019 World Cup?

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is still more than four months away, but it has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds for the past year or more.
15 May 2019

'Super Dunc' on the comeback trail and can be the “glue” in Scots backline

Saracens back Duncan Taylor has not played a competitive match since last September, but is now back training and Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend will give the player every chance to be part of his World Cup plans.
8 May 2019

Scotland announce 42-man training squad for World Cup

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named a 42-man training squad for the World Cup scheduled in Japan later this year.
7 May 2019

Wales include uncapped duo in World Cup training squad

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named uncapped Cardiff Blues duo Owen Lane and Rhys Carre in the 42-man squad for the World Cup scheduled later this year in Japan.
1 May 2019

New Zealand international Damian McKenzie set to miss World Cup with injury

Chiefs fullback Damian Mckenzie is set to miss the World Cup in Japan later this year after he ruptured his ACL during the recently concluded Super Rugby clash against Chiefs that was played at FMG Stadium Waikato on Saturday.
15 April 2019

Jonny Wilkinson talks England ahead of RWC2019

Jonny Wilkinson says England are hungrier than ever for RWC glory as he celebrates 6 months till RWC2019
12 April 2019

Qualification pathway for Women's World Cup 2021 announced

World Rugby has confirmed a qualification pathway for the teams to make it the 2021 edition of Women's Rugby World Cup scheduled to be played in New Zealand.
5 April 2019

Six pointers for Scotland after sensational Twickenham showdown

The dust has well and truly settled after Scotland's superb fightback against England last week and with attentions turning to the World Cup in Japan, Gary Heatly has picked out six talking points.
22 March 2019

Australia international Sefa Naivalu to head to Stade Francais after World Cup

Stade Francais have confirmed that Australia international Sefa Naivalu will join the Top14 club at the end of the World Cup scheduled in Japan later this year.
22 March 2019

France show interest in Crusaders back coach Ronan O'Gara ahead of World Cup

France have expressed their interest in hiring the services of former Ireland international Ronan O'Gara in their coaching panel ahead of the World Cup according to reports.
21 March 2019

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