World Cup

TRU Talks: Jessica Hayden on the Rugby World Cup postponement and more

On our latest TRU Talks, Joe Harvey spoke to freelance rugby journalist Jessica Hayden about the 2021 Rugby World Cup which is set to be delayed by a year + they discuss the women's game as a whole.
5 March 2021

Simon Middleton Exclusive: Moving Six Nations can create great momentum for the game

The Red Roses head coach chats exclusively to Talking Rugby Union about the upcoming Six Nations and the opportunity for the women's game to shine.
1 March 2021

Beale "Doing everything he can to earn another Wallaby jersey"

Utility back Kurtley Beale has targeted a return to the Australian squad ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
2 February 2021

Can some of England’s Red Roses target double glory in 2021?

With the World Cup schedule announced and some positive news surrounding the Tokyo Olympics, it could be a highly successful year for some of England’s top players.
29 January 2021

Who will win the Rugby World Cup in 2023?

The countdown is on ahead of the next Rugby World Cup, with just two years to go until the tournament heads to France for its tenth edition.
29 January 2021

Rugby World Cup 2021 scheduled unveiled

World Rugby has unveiled the fixtures for the 2021 Rugby World Cup that will be hosted in New Zealand.
29 January 2021

Rachael Burford Exclusive: Postponement of Women’s Six Nations presents window of opportunity

The Women’s Six Nations has been pushed back due to the challenges of Covid-19, but could it be a silver lining for the sport?
15 January 2021

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

World Cup 2021 Squad Selector: Which Red Roses are in the frame?

It is World Cup year and England head coach Simon Middleton will be selecting his squad to travel to New Zealand over the coming months. For now though, TRU's Harry Latham-Coyle is in the hot seat...
6 January 2021

Tests against New Zealand will be ideal preparation for World Cup - Robbie Henshaw

Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw believes facing New Zealand will be ideal preparation for the 2023 World Cup scheduled to be played in France.
15 December 2020

2023 Rugby World Cup Reaction: England in pool with Argentina and Japan, Ireland to meet Scotland

England will face Argentina and Japan in Pool D at the Rugby World Cup in 2023 whilst Scotland take on Ireland and hosts France are drawn with New Zealand.
14 December 2020

Steve Thompson cannot remember 2003 World Cup final after dementia diagnoses

World Cup winner Steve Thompson has been diagnosed with early onset dementia and he is part of group of former players who are claiming the sport has left them with brain damage
8 December 2020

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