World Cup

World Cup 2019 draw to be picked on Wednesday

The draw for the 2019 World Cup is set to be picked on Wednesday in Kyoto and will be attended by number of head coaches including England's Eddie Jones and Australia's Michael Cheika.
9 May 2017

Can Eddie Jones lead England to World Cup glory in 2019?

In 2015, Stuart Lancaster’s England suffered a shock exit in the group stages of their home World Cup, much to the disappointment of fans across the country.
24 April 2017

IRFU chief executive confident Ireland 2023 will be a tournament like 'no other'

Irish Rugby Football Union's chief executive Philip Browne is confident that Ireland's history of not hosting a World Cup previously will work in their favour during the bid on the 2023 edition of the tournament.
23 March 2017

Sir Clive Woodward backs England to clinch 2019 World Cup

World Cup winning former England coach Sir Clive Woodward has backed the red rose team to go on to win the mega event in 2019 World Cup in Japan.
13 February 2017

Italy appoint Brendan Venter as new defence coach

Former London Irish coach Brendan Venter has been appointed as the new defence coach of Italy until the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
24 January 2017

England and Scotland might lock horns in next year's Women's World Cup

World Rugby on Wednesday has announced the draws for the Women's Rugby World Cup with the defending champions England likely to take on Scotland in the group stage.
9 November 2016

Joe Schmidt to continue with Ireland coaching role until 2019 World Cup

The Irish Rugby Football Union confirmed that Ireland head coach Joe Scmidt has signed a contract extension until the end of the 2019 World Cup.
25 October 2016

RWC 2019 seedings will be the focus in November

It may feel like the latest Rugby World Cup cycle is only just beginning, but already the prospect of seeding for the 2019 edition of the tournament looms ominously on the horizon.
11 October 2016

Retaining the Women's World Cup next year is a huge priority - RFU

The Rugby Football Union has announced its ambition to retain the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup next year in Dublin.
5 October 2016

Race for hosting 2023 World Cup picks up between Ireland, France and South Africa

World Rugby confirmed that three countries - Ireland, France and South Africa are in the race to host the 2023 edition of the World Cup.
4 October 2016

Japan upbeat on hosting 2019 World Cup

The organisers of the 2019 World Cup in Japan believe the historic victory achieved by the country in the previous edition of the marquee tournament against South Africa has created an unprecedented interest in the tournament.
20 September 2016

England U20s 2017

England lifted their third World Rugby U20 Championship title in four years last month, capping a fantastic season for English rugby at club, age-grade and test levels.
12 July 2016

World Rugby U20s XV of the Tournament

The 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship in Manchester is now concluded, with England lifting the trophy on Saturday evening after a thoroughly impressive 45-21 victory over Ireland.
26 June 2016

World Rugby U20s Championship: Final Day

England were crowned deserving champions of the 2016 World Rugby U20s with an emphatic 45-21 victory over Ireland at the AJ Bell Stadium, writes Lewis Hughes.
25 June 2016

England v Ireland: U20s Championship final preview

After both recording disappointing U20 Six Nations performances earlier this year, England and Ireland will meet in the final of this year’s World Rugby U20 Championship.
23 June 2016

The nominees for World Rugby U20s Player of the Tournament

The five nominees for the Player of the Tournament at the World Rugby U20 Championship have been announced. Vote by heading to facebook.com/WorldRugby
23 June 2016

Japan and Italy face relegation from the U20s Championship

Georgia continued their impressive debut World Rugby U20 Championship campaign on Monday, beating Italy 18-17 and removing themselves from the forthcoming 11th place playoff.
22 June 2016

2016 World Rugby U20 Championship: Semi-finals

England and Ireland set up a tantalising U20s title-decider with dominant wins over South Africa and Argentina respectively on Monday, writes Lewis Hughes reporting from the Manchester City Academy Stadium.
20 June 2016

New Zealand U20s fall from grace

For years, New Zealand have been the dominant force in age-grade rugby.
20 June 2016

England have another vintage U20 class on their hands

England were poor in the U20 Six Nations. In fact, they were really, really bad.
16 June 2016