World Cup

Kiwi rugby player tackles cultural isolation in Japan

Having trouble in dealing cultural and language difference when you move to a new country? Here is a young Maori, who overcomes the hurdle in Japan using Rugby Union as the medium.
20 September 2017

Ireland confident of hosting 2023 World Cup

Ireland are upbeat about their chances of hosting the 2023 World Cup as they gear up for the bid presentation to World Rugby council next week.
20 September 2017

Japan with work to do ahead of World Cup

World Cup hosts Japan are behind on preparations for the 2019 tournament according to World Rugby with two years to go untill the competition gets underway.
19 September 2017

Japan announces 'Two Years To Go Festival' schedule ahead of the 2019 World Cup

As the preparations for the 2019 World Cup is in full swing, the host country Japan has announced a 46-day tour of all host cities and Top League teams with the showpiece event two years away.
6 September 2017

WRWC 2017 - getting it right and an apology to Emily Scarratt

We would like to apologise to England's Emily Scarratt over an article published on Monday morning on Talking Rugby Union, that article has been taken down.
29 August 2017

Simon Middleton pleased with England Women's depth in squad

England Women's head coach Simon Middleton believes the team has a bright future ahead of them following a successful 2017 World Cup where they finished runners-up.
28 August 2017

Sarah Hunter proud of England's efforts despite losing World Cup final

England captain Sarah Hunter insisted that she is proud of her team's effort in the recently concluded Women's World Cup in Ireland despite losing the final to New Zealand in Belfast on Saturday.
27 August 2017

England v New Zealand - Women's Rugby World Cup final Review and Player Ratings

As New Zealand completed a thrilling 32-41 win over England in Belfast on Saturday to reclaim the Women's World Cup title, we take a look at few of the key points from the encounter.
27 August 2017

Toka Natua hat-trick powers New Zealand Women to fifth World Cup title

Toka Natua scored a hat-trick of tries while full-back Selica Winiata contributed with a brace as New Zealand completed a 32-41 win over England in Belfast to lift the Women's World Cup title for the fifth time.
27 August 2017

Sarah Hunter confident of leading England to third Women's World Cup title

England captain Sarah Hunter insisted that her team is having the belief to defeat New Zealand in the final of the Women's World Cup 2017 to be played in Belfast on Saturday.
23 August 2017

England and New Zealand set to face other in the final of Women's World Cup 2017

Defending champions England and New Zealand will face each other in the final of the 2017 Women's World Cup after they emerged victorious in the semi-final clashes against France and USA respectively in Belfast on Tuesday.
23 August 2017

Ireland aim fifth place finish as they lock horns with Australia

Ireland head coach Tom Tierney has made a total of three changes to the line-up for the Women's World Cup clash against Australia in Belfast in a bid to secure the fifth place.
22 August 2017

Elen Evans and Dyddgu Hywel named in Wales line-up to face Canada

Wales head coach Rowland Phillips has recalled a total of nine players for the clash against Canada in the play-offs to decide fifth to eighth places in the Women's Rugby World Cup.
21 August 2017

Thompson and Burford return to England squad for semi-final

England, the current world number ones and defending World Cup champions, will face off against France in the Women’s World Cup semi-finals. The tournament favorites confirmed their place in the semis after a seven-try victory over the USA and will now head to Belfast to take on France in order to move one step closer to retaining their status as world champions.
21 August 2017

USA joins New Zealand, England and France in semi-finals

As the group stage of the Women's World Cup 2017 came to a conclusion, it is New Zealand, defending champions England, France and USA, who managed to make it to the semi-finals after an intriguing round three in Dublin.
18 August 2017

Tom Tierney rings the changes for Ireland's must win game against France

Ireland have handed starts to Nicole Cronin and Leah Lyons for the must win encounter against France in the Women's World Cup encounter in Dublin.
17 August 2017

Lleucu George to make Wales debut against Japan

Wales head coach Rowland Phillips has made a total of nine changes for the upcoming Women's Rugby World Cup clash against Hong Kong scheduled to be played in Dublin on Thursday.
17 August 2017

Middleton makes six changes for England ahead of decider against USA

England coach Simon Middleton has made a total of six changes for the deciding Pool B Women's World Cup encounter against USA in Dublin.
16 August 2017

New Zealand thrash Hong Kong 121-0, France, Canada stun Australia, Wales

The second round of the Rugby Women's World Cup 2017 saw New Zealand extend dominance over Hong Kong while England, Canada, France, USA and Ireland maintained their unbeaten streak.
14 August 2017

Nicole Cronin set for Ireland debut against Japan

Ireland head coach Tom Tierney has made seven changes to the line-up for the Women's Rugby World Cup clash against Japan that kicks-off on Sunday.
12 August 2017