Japan

Matsushima shines as Japan begin with win over Russia

Hosts Japan kicked off the Rugby World Cup with a victory over Russia.
20 September 2019

Ben Ryan: Quarter-final spot is definitely possible for Fiji

Ben Ryan says Fiji are more than capable of reaching the knockout stages of the Rugby World Cup.
20 September 2019

Scott Lawson Column: 'I cannot wait for Scotland-Ireland'

Scott Lawson looks ahead to Scotland clash with Ireland in his first World Cup column.
20 September 2019

RWC 2019: Podcast Special

The Rugby World Cup gets underway on Friday and Joe Harvey & Chris Heal discuss the tournament in our latest podcast.
19 September 2019

‘England at strongest with Farrell’

Andy Goode believes Owen Farrell will be key if England are to succeed at the Rugby World Cup.
19 September 2019

Rugby World Cup Pool C Preview

It is time for England. Will they top the group? TRU’s Ben Mercer has his say on Pool C.
18 September 2019

Rugby World Cup Pool B Preview

TRU’s Joe Harvey previews Pool B which begins with New Zealand v South Africa.
18 September 2019

Rugby World Cup Pool A Preview

Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Samoa and Russia will contest Pool A in the Rugby World Cup.
18 September 2019

Gilbert Rugby launches Rugby Memories film

In 2019 Gilbert celebrates its 7th year as the official ball supplier of the Rugby World Cup. Synonymous with the game, Gilbert has always been at the heart of rugby, from grass roots through to the highest professional level.
18 September 2019

Don’t miss a minute of the Rugby World Cup with PureVPN

The Rugby World Cup is now only days away and Talking Rugby Union has teamed up with PureVPN as the showpiece event in Japan draws ever closer.
16 September 2019

England v Italy: The Verdict

Chris Heal delivers his verdict on England's 'strange' final World Cup warm-up victory over Italy in Newcastle.
6 September 2019

Mapimpi hat-trick powers South Africa to 7-41 win over Japan

Makazole Mapimpi scored a hat-trick as South Africa trounced Japan 7-41 in their final warm-up game before the World Cup at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium on Saturday.
6 September 2019

South Africa name experienced matchday squad for Japan clash

South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus has named an experienced line-up for the upcoming World Cup warm-up game against Japan to be played in Kumagaya on 6th September.
3 September 2019

Georgia on our minds: 8 talking points for Scotland ahead of Tbilisi test and World Cup selection

For Scotland’s rugby players, the next few days are massive and Gary Heatly assesses the importance of their penultimate warm-up match against Georgia on Saturday evening.
30 August 2019

Japan confirm squad for World Cup

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has confirmed a 31-man squad for the upcoming World Cup on their home soil that kicks-off next month.
29 August 2019

Howe’s about that: Role model Pete Horne is pushing hard for his second World Cup

Pete Horne has been picked to start for Scotland this weekend against France - and it is certain that everyone at Howe of Fife’s Duffus Park will be cheering him on from afar.
23 August 2019

Japan win Pacific Nations Cup with 20-34 win over USA

Japan will head into the World Cup brimming with confidence after they went on to win the Pacific Nations Cup following their 20-34 win over USA at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.
10 August 2019

George Ford: Warm-up games will challenge us in different ways

Having made his debut against Wales and faced Warren Gatland’s side during the disastrous 2015 World Cup campaign, George Ford is looking forward to facing England’s old rivals again on Sunday.
9 August 2019

England squad selection won’t 'swing' on Wales game

Neal Hatley has insisted England’s opening World Cup warm-up match against Wales will not have a major impact on squad selection.
8 August 2019

‘Outstanding’ Dombrandt impressing England coaches

John Mitchell admits Alex Dombrandt has been ‘quite outstanding’ during his time with the England squad as Eddie Jones’ side continue to prepare for the Rugby World Cup.
30 July 2019