World Cup

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

Bryan Habana feels Rieko Ioane will break his Rugby World Cup try record

South Africa legend Bryan Habana has backed New Zealand wing Reiko Ioane to break his Rugby World Cup record for most tries in a single edition.
7 December 2018

Autumn Verdict: Impressive Wales shine for Gatland

Wales went about their business with minimal fuss this month and according to Rhiannon Garth Jones, that bodes well for not only the Six Nations, but next year's World Cup in Japan.
29 November 2018

'Individual egos and selfish players' led to England's 2015 World Cup debacle - Sam Burgess

Cross-code international Sam Burgess has launched an attack on his former England rugby union team-mates stating that the 2015 World Cup debacle was due to "individual egos and selfish players" in the side.
28 November 2018

Andy Farrell to replace Joe Schmidt as Ireland head coach post 2019 World Cup

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has confirmed that he will step down from his role as head coach of the national side post 2019 World Cup.
26 November 2018

Canada qualify for Rugby World Cup 2019 after beating Hong Kong 27-10

Canada will be the final team to book a berth in the 2019 World Cup scheduled in Japan after they managed to defeat Hong Kong 27-10 in the final game of the repechage tournament in Marseille on Friday.
24 November 2018

Talking Rugby Union launch their Japan World Cup 2019 sponsorship initiatives

Talking Rugby Union is one of the most unique websites in the sport, covering all aspects of the game in order to reach players, coaches and fans worldwide with Munster’s Mike Haley stating TRU is the rugby website with the broadest and deepest coverage.
21 November 2018

‘It’s time to really roll our sleeves up and get qualified’ – Barkwill keen for Canada World Cup spot

After Canada’s 65-19 win over Kenya in the first game of the Rugby World Cup Qualifying Repechage tournament, Joe Harvey spoke to hooker Ray Barkwill.
15 November 2018

Checklist to RWC 2019 - that's the ABC

Rugby Union journalists and bloggers have adored the first two weekends of the Autumn Internationals. England’s two opening games have been close; very close and someone mentioned a cigar!
15 November 2018

Rugby Rumours: Racing for Read, Pau in for Smith, Webb returns and Wasps' Wings

Racing for Read, Pau in for Smith, Webb returns and Wasps' Wings
9 November 2018