Rugby World Cup 2023

France suffer Paul Willemse blow ahead of World Cup

France have suffered another blow ahead of the home Rugby World Cup campaign with lock Paul Willemse withdrawn from the squad due to an injury.
2 September 2023

Australia's James Slipper likely to miss World Cup opener against Georgia

Australia are likely to be without their most experienced player James Slipper for the Rugby World Cup opener against Georgia to be played at Stade de France on Saturday.
1 September 2023

Morne Steyn backs Manie Libbok to deliver in World Cup

Springbok legend Morne Steyn has backed fly-half Manie Libbok to have a successful World Cup despite his inconsistent performances leading into the showpiece event.
31 August 2023

France's Jonathan Danty set to miss World Cup opener against New Zealand

France have been dealt an injury blow ahead of the Rugby World Cup with centre Jonathan Danty set to miss the tournament opener against New Zealand on 8th September.
31 August 2023

Duane Vermeulen wants South Africa to improve discipline

South Africa back-row Duane Vermeulen insisted that the Boks need to improve their discipline as they head to the Rugby World Cup campaign in France.
30 August 2023

Will South Africa's 7-1 split catch on - and will the Springboks deploy it at the World Cup?

Following their display against New Zealand, South Africa reminded everyone why they are the reigning holders of the World Cup and why they should not be at all underestimated in France.
29 August 2023

Michael Cheika wary of England despite their poor performance in warm-ups

Argentina head coach Michael Cheika insisted that his side will not be taking England lightly when the two teams lock horns with each other in the Rugby World Cup opener despite their indifferent form leading into the tournament.
29 August 2023

Ireland in good shape heading into World Cup - Conor Murray

Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray is upbeat about his team's chances in the upcoming Rugby World Cup campaign.
29 August 2023

Jonny May replaces Anthony Watson in England's World Cup squad

England head coach Steve Borthwick has included winger Jonny May in his 33-man Rugby World Cup squad following the injury to Anthony Watson.
28 August 2023

Injured Healy misses out on selection as Ireland confirm World Cup squad

Ireland have left out veteran prop Cian Healy from the 33-man Rugby World Cup squad announced on Sunday.
27 August 2023

Dan Biggar to retire from international rugby at end of World Cup

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar has announced that he will be retiring from international rugby at the end of the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
27 August 2023

Match Centre: Ireland 17-13 Samoa

Conor Murray and Rob Herring scored second half tries as Ireland came from behind to edge out Samoa 17-13 in their final Rugby World Cup warm-up fixture in Bayonne.
27 August 2023

Match Centre: Scotland 33-6 Georgia

Scotland scored five second half tries as they defeated Georgia with a 33-6 margin in the Rugby World Cup warm-up game at Murrayfield on Saturday.
27 August 2023

Ireland to name World Cup squad on Sunday

Ireland have changed the date for the announcement of Rugby World Cup squad which will now be unveiled on Sunday.
25 August 2023

Beaumont’s Breakdown: “England need to be a lot braver on the ball”

In his latest column for TRU, Sale Sharks’ Josh Beaumont discusses what he wants to see from England, the role George Ford can play at the World Cup, the importance of self-discipline + much more.
25 August 2023

Will Skelton to lead Australia in warm-up game against France

Will Skelton will be leading Australia for the first time as they face home side France in the final warm-up game in Paris ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
25 August 2023

A nation expects - Will France be able to handle home advantage?

In two weeks time, France face New Zealand in the opening game of the Rugby World Cup and it feels like there has never been more pressure on a host country to deliver.
25 August 2023

South Africa and New Zealand won't "hold anything back" in Twickenham warm-up

Friday night’s match against New Zealand in front of an expectant Twickenham crowd will be South Africa’s final World Cup warm-up fixture before heading to France.
25 August 2023

Courtney Lawes to captain England against Fiji

England head coach Steve Borthwick has named Courtney Lawes as the captain for the final World Cup warm-up fixture against Fiji to be played on Saturday.
24 August 2023

Calf injury rules Anthony Watson out of England's World Cup campaign

England have been dealt another blow ahead of the Rugby World Cup with winger Anthony Watson ruled out of the tournament due to a calf injury.
24 August 2023