Rugby World Cup 2019

Exclusive: Peter de Villiers on Rassie, refs and SA Rugby

Prior to the Springboks’ visit to Twickenham Stadium to take on England in the final game of the Autumn Nations Series, former South Africa coach Peter de Villiers spoke to Joe Harvey about Rassie Erasmus and the current state of the game.
26 November 2022

‘It’s a very different team now’ - Jonny May on England’s development ahead of Bok Test

With the Springboks coming up on Saturday afternoon at Twickenham, England wing Jonny May spoke about how this current group of players is developing and how it is different to the 2019 Rugby World Cup runners-up.
24 November 2022

CBD at the Rugby World Cup in Japan

Back in the pre-pandemic days, we were treated to global sporting events attended by tens of thousands of people.
13 January 2021

Japan 2019 most economically successful Rugby World Cup ever

Japan 2019 has been announced the most economically successful Rugby World Cup ever according to a report published by EY today.
24 June 2020

Japan's successful RWC2019

A report on early today has revealed that The Rugby World Cup held in Japan last year was the most economically successful World Cup to date.
24 June 2020

A letter to World Rugby: Referee Existing Laws Before You Consider Creating New Ones

In a time where rugby is at a standstill, Wade Cox has penned a letter to World Rugby about the standard and future of referring.
19 March 2020

Greig Laidlaw retires, but there should be no emergency at scrum-half for Scotland

Greig Laidlaw has become the latest Scotland player to call time on an impressive international career, following in the footsteps of John Barclay and Tommy Seymour.
19 December 2019

Stuart McInally: “I needed a bit of time to breathe and not think about rugby”

Scotland captain and Edinburgh Rugby hooker Stuart McInally admits that after World Cup heartache he “never wanting to think about rugby ever again”, but now he is “buzzing” ahead of the derby with Glasgow Warriors on Saturday.
19 December 2019

Magie ‘proud’ of his journey to the top

Returning to his native London after two years of plying his trade in Major League Rugby, Will Magie’s journey to being a professional rugby player is certainly a unique one.
13 December 2019

Faf de Klerk was a star of the great South African show and now it’s time to shine for Sale

Faf De Klerk was highly influential in South Africa’s journey to glory in Japan and after experiencing the impact he and the Springboks have had on their nation, it is back to club duty for Sale’s World Champion.
23 November 2019

Exciting times for Montpellier with Handre Pollard's arrival imminent

There were quite a few eyebrows raised after it was announced that Springbok fly-half Handre Pollard was off to join Montpellier once the 2019 Rugby World Cup concluded.
20 November 2019

Seb Negri Column: There is a lot of excitement to be back on the biggest stage in Europe

In his latest TRU column, Benetton and Italy’s Seb Negri reflects on the Rugby World Cup as well as his experience in Japan plus, he discusses the Pro14 and the upcoming European Champions Cup.
14 November 2019

'It will be a nice way to finish up' - Best to bow out with Baa Baas

Rory Best says it will be a ‘nice way to finish up’ his rugby career when he represents the Barbarians over the next three weeks.
14 November 2019

England coach Eddie Jones admits mistake in not changing side for World Cup final

England coach Eddie Jones has admitted making a mistake in not changing the starting line-up for the World Cup final against South Africa which they went on to lose 12-32.
13 November 2019

South Africa's Francois Louw retires from international rugby

South Africa back-row Francois Low has announced his decision to quit international rugby with immediate effect.
11 November 2019

Ethan Waller Column: the Rugby Rollercoaster

In his third column for TRU, Worcester’s Ethan Waller looks back at the Rugby World Cup and the first few games of the Premiership.
8 November 2019

Springboks star Tendai Mtawarira announces international retirement

World Cup winning South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira has announced retirement from international rugby with immediate effect.
7 November 2019

WATCH: TRU Rugby World Cup Review

Joe Harvey and Chris Heal are back for the latest TRU Talks as they discuss the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup.
6 November 2019

Pure VPN’s RWC XV of the Tournament

As the dust begins to settle on South Africa’s third Rugby World Cup title victory, Talking Rugby Union and Pure VPN have put together their XV of the tournament.
6 November 2019

Movember is a charity we are passionate about - Hairy Handlebars

One half of the Hairy Handlebars, George Cullen, reflects on a remarkable 8,700-mile bike ride to the Rugby World Cup, where they raised over £33,000 for the charities such as Movember.
6 November 2019