Rugby World Cup 2023

Can England really deliver in Dublin and stun Ireland in latest pre-World Cup showdown?

To say the first two World Cup warm-up matches for Steve Borthwick have been challenging might be an understatement but regardless of what has gone on, England now need to begin generating some momentum.
18 August 2023

World Rugby to appeal disciplinary decision on Owen Farrell

World Rugby will appeal against the decision to overturn the red card given to Owen Farrell against Wales which could see the England captain miss the start of the World Cup.
17 August 2023

Ireland release five players from World Cup training squad

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has released five players from the Rugby World Cup training squad ahead of their Rugby World Cup warm-up game against England.
17 August 2023

Australia lose assistant coach Brad Davis ahead of Rugby World Cup

Australia have been dealt a major blow ahead of their Rugby World Cup campaign with assistant coach Brad Davis resigning with immediate effect.
17 August 2023

Alex Cuthbert to start for Wales in warm-up game against South Africa

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has included Alex Cuthbert and Johnny Williams in their starting line up for the upcoming Rugby World Cup warm-up game against South Africa to be played on Saturday.
16 August 2023

"An opportunity for the players" - Wales make 13 changes for last warm-up game before Rugby World Cup

Wales welcome world champions South Africa to Cardiff for their final warm-up game on Saturday and it is the last-chance saloon for those players battling for a place on the plane to France.
16 August 2023

Stuart McInally misses out on Scotland's World Cup selection

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has left out hooker Stuart McInally from the 33-man Rugby World Cup squad that was announced on Wednesday.
16 August 2023

'We think we can beat anyone' - Scotland centre Huw Jones

Scotland centre Huw Jones is upbeat about his team's chances in the upcoming Rugby World Cup campaign that will kick-off next month in France.
16 August 2023

Owen Farrell's red card decision 'has made the game a complete and utter laughing stock' - Sir Clive Woodward

Former England head coach Sir Clive Woodward said the decision to overturn Owen Farrell's red card has made rugby "a complete and utter laughing stock".
16 August 2023

'It makes a mockery that player welfare is the game’s number one priority' - Owen Farrell cleared to play and has red card overturned

England captain Owen Farrell has been cleared to play at the Rugby World Cup after his red card in Saturday's warm-up match against Wales at Twickenham was rescinded.
15 August 2023

South Africa will treat warm-up fixture against Wales as a World Cup game - Jean Kleyn

South Africa lock Jean Kleyn said they will be treating the warm-up fixture against Wales on Saturday as the start of the Rugby World Cup.
15 August 2023

Ankle injury rules England's Jack van Poortvliet out of Rugby World Cup

England scrum-half Jack van Poortvliet has been ruled out of the upcoming Rugby World Cup campaign in France following an ankle injury.
14 August 2023

Romain Ntamack set to miss France's World Cup campaign - Report

France have suffered a major blow ahead of the upcoming Rugby World Cup with fly-half Romain Ntamack set to miss the tournament according to a report.
14 August 2023

Match Centre: France 30-27 Scotland

A powerful performance in the final quarter did not prove enough as Scotland were edged out by France with a 27-30 margin in the Rugby World Cup warm-up game in Saint Etienne on Saturday.
13 August 2023

Faf de Klerk ready to step in fly-half role in absence of Handre Pollard

South Africa scrum-half Faf de Klerk is confident of stepping into the fly-half role if the situation demands as they look to defend the Webb Ellis Cup.
12 August 2023

Jamie Ritchie excited about leading Scotland into Rugby World Cup

Scotland captain Jamie Ritchie is excited about the prospect of leading his side into the upcoming Rugby World Cup campaign in France.
12 August 2023

Peter Winterbottom Interview: Positivity over pragmatism, England's back-row and helping the fight against MND

The Esher Director of Rugby discusses England as well as how he and his club are supporting the fight against MND.
11 August 2023

Eddie Jones believes Wallabies squad is good enough to win 2023 and 2027 World Cups

Australia head coach Eddie Jones expressed confidence over the squad selected for the upcoming Rugby World Cup despite a dismal performance in the recently concluded Rugby Championship tournament.
11 August 2023

Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola return to England side for Twickenham game against Wales

England head coach Steve Borthwick has made 11 changes to the side ahead of their second World Cup warm-up fixture against Wales at Twickenham Stadium.
10 August 2023

Michael Hooper set to be axed from Australia's World Cup squad

Australia are reportedly set to miss the services of Michael Hooper for the upcoming Rugby World Cup campaign in France.
10 August 2023