World Cup

South Africa set to be named hosts for 2023 World Cup

South Africa are likely to be confirmed as the hosts for the 2023 World Cup over Ireland and France as the World Rugby Council converge for a voting process in London on Wednesday.
15 November 2017

Schedule for 2019 World Cup unveiled

New Zealand will begin their title defence against South Africa as the fixtures for the 2019 World Cup to be played in Japan was unveiled on Thursday.
3 November 2017

A look back on South Africa's hosting of 1995 World Cup

With the World Rugby board recommending South Africa as the host for the 2023 edition of the Rugby World Cup, we take a look at the last time the country staged the tournament in 1995.
1 November 2017

South Africa backed to host 2023 World Cup

World Rugby board has recommended South Africa as the possible venue for hosting the 2023 edition of the World Cup.
1 November 2017

Ireland's 2023 World Cup bid receives Theresa May's backing

Ireland's bid for 2023 World Cup has received a shot in the arm after British Prime Minister Theresa May has given her backing to stage the tournament.
26 September 2017

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