World Cup

England’s men and women are on the march…and they show no signs of stopping

With Eddie Jones’ side ramping up their preparations for their clash with Wales and the Red Roses reflecting on being number one in the world, can anyone halt England’s progression?
24 November 2020

“I had a gut feeling we'd be playing France!” – Red Roses react to World Cup draw

Following the draw for the 2021 Rugby World Cup, TRU’s Elizabeth Cartwright heard from England head coach Simon Middleton and Red Roses captain Sarah Hunter.
19 November 2020

NRL star Kalyn Ponga free to pursue World Cup dreams with All Blacks

Newcastle Knights fullback Kalyn Ponga will be allowed to pursue a career with the All Blacks in the 2023 World Cup after an exit clause in his NRL contract.
6 November 2020

Exclusive: Katy Daley-McLean - “We now have the opportunity to go to Italy and finish with a Grand Slam"

Having already been crowned as the Women’s Six Nations Champions, TRU spoke to England fly-half Katy Daley-McLean ahead of the Red Roses Grand Slam decider this weekend.
28 October 2020

Wallabies great Phil Kearns appointed in charge of Australia's 2027 Rugby World Cup bid

Rugby Australia has appointed Wallabies great Phil Kearns as executive director of Australia's bid to host the 2027 edition of World Cup.
5 August 2020

Russia's 2027 World Cup hosting bid receives president Vladimir Putin's backing

Russia President Vladimir Putin has backed the Russian Rugby Federation's bid to host the 2027 edition of World Cup.
30 July 2020

Eddie Jones reaffirms his commitment to England as they look to the future

Eddie Jones has always focused on the end goal for England and navigating a path to France 2023 has already had its challenges.
16 July 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

Who will win the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

It may seem like a long way off but with the covid-19 pandemic still sweeping around the World, how can you predict who may win the 2023 Rugby World Cup?
24 June 2020

World Rugby unveil qualification process for 2023 World Cup

World Rugby has unveiled the qualification process for the 2023 World Cup to be held in France.
8 June 2020

Jacob Stockdale received death threats following Ireland's World Cup defeat to New Zealand

Ireland international Jacob Stockdale revealed that he received abuses and death threats on his social media account following his side's defeat to New Zealand in the World Cup in Japan last year.
4 June 2020

South Africa's World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe prefers Lions series over Tokyo Olympics

World Cup winning South Africa international Cheslin Kolbe said he would be preferring the series against British and Irish Lions next year over the Tokyo Olympics.
20 May 2020

TRU Flashbacks: RWC 2003 RWC Final

The first in our new series ‘TRU Flashbacks’ we are going to look at the Rugby World Cup Final 2003 - Australia v England.
14 April 2020

Eddie Jones signs England contract extension until 2023 World Cup

Eddie Jones will continue to be in charge of England after signing a contract extension until the 2023 World Cup.
2 April 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

Eden Park to host final of 2021 Women's World Cup

New Zealand Rugby has unveiled the fixtures of the 2021 edition of Women's Rugby World Cup that will kick-off in September next year.
4 February 2020

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

Natasha Hunt: This is the start of another World Cup journey

England scrum-half Natasha Hunt chats exclusively to Talking Rugby Union ahead of the Red Roses’ second Autumn international against France.
15 November 2019