World Cup

Henry Pollock and Ollie Allan Interview: England’s ‘brotherhood theme’ fuelling pursuit of U20s glory

England Under-20s’ flanker and scrum-half are gearing up to face Ireland in the World Under-20 Championship semi-finals - and the connection within the playing group is spurring them on.
12 July 2024

England U20s display another way to win as they edge past South Africa and confirm semi-final spot

Mark Mapletoft's side had to dig deep to down the Junior Springboks and now England can look forward to a semi-final meeting with Ireland.
9 July 2024

Ashton Gate to host semi-finals of next year's Rugby World Cup

Bristol Bears home ground Ashton Gate has been confirmed as the venue for hosting the semi-finals of the next year's Women's Rugby World Cup.
26 June 2024

England continue to inspire with the nation looking to capitalise on 'generational' home World Cup

Around 50,000 are expected at Twickenham on Saturday for the Red Roses' clash with Ireland. It is further proof that England are determined to create a lasting impact in the build up to - and after - next year's World Cup.
19 April 2024

A glimpse into the next World Cup: a new generation of talent

The 2023 Rugby World Cup resulted in South Africa beating New Zealand in the final.
1 February 2024

Mario Pichardie: Meet Loughborough University's Spanish sensation

Having already captained his country whilst playing 'peak' student rugby, one of Loughborough's shining stars reflects on the season so far and looks ahead to what the future may have in store.
29 December 2023

Watch out for Spain in 2024 - They will be a top contender to qualify for the next World Cup

TRU contributor Francisco Isaac believes a new head coach, changes in the Union and an exciting player pool could see Spain qualify directly for the 2027 Rugby World Cup.
5 December 2023

Jason Robinson: I think England will surprise at the World Cup

The World Cup winner and England legend discusses their chances ahead of the 2023 edition in France.
8 September 2023

Cities and venues for Rugby World Cup 2025 announced

World Rugby and the Rugby Football Union have unveiled the venues for the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup to be played in England.
22 August 2023

Asher Opoku-Fordjour Interview: The dynamic prop who is impressing at the World U20s

Wasps' administration left the promising prop without a club but having moved to Sale Sharks - and experienced the National Leagues - Opoku-Fordjour is thriving.
7 July 2023

Kieran Crowley to be replaced as Italy's Head Coach after Rugby World Cup

The Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) has decided not to extend the contract of current head coach Kieran Crowley beyond the Rugby World Cup in France.
15 June 2023

Seb Negri Column: World XV excitement, Twickenham memories and the Rugby World Cup

As he prepares to turn out for the World XV at Twickenham against the Barbarians, TRU columnist and Italy international Seb Negri pens his thoughts ahead of a special week, being back at Twickenham, plus he discusses the rest of 2023.
22 May 2023

Tom Curry: 'It is tough because if there is someone who deserves to play in the final, it's Ben'

Tom Curry is hoping that Sale Sharks can turn the bitter disappointment of losing his twin brother Ben to injury into a positive when the club face Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership final.
19 May 2023

All Blacks hooker Samisoni Taukei'aho recommits with New Zealand Rugby until 2027 World Cup

All Blacks hooker Samisoni Taukei’aho has committed his long term future with New Zealand Rugby after signing a new deal until the end of 2027 Rugby World Cup.
11 April 2023

Why a third-place finish in the Six Nations can be just the start for Scotland

The fact Gregor Townsend and his talented side feel they could have finished higher in the Six Nations highlights their ambitions for what lies ahead.
21 March 2023

An early glance at the Rugby World Cup 2023

The world of sports is abuzz with anticipation for the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2023.
14 February 2023

Manu Tuilagi omitted from England squad for Six Nations clash with Scotland

For his first England squad as head coach, Steve Borthwick has left 50-cap centre Manu Tuilagi out of the matchday 23.
2 February 2023

Predicting England's starting XV - England vs Scotland 2023 Guinness Six Nations

Prior to England announcing their first matchday 23 to take on Scotland in the opening round of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations, TRU’s Joe Harvey has predicted who Steve Borthwick will name in his starting XV.
1 February 2023

Sam Simmonds: ‘It feels like we’re going in the right direction’

England No. 8 Sam Simmonds has said that Steve Borthwick and the new coaching staff in the national setup are “giving as much clarity for us to be the best players we can be” ahead of their Guinness Six Nations opener against Scotland.
28 January 2023

Courtney Lawes out of England squad after taxing weekend for Steve Borthwick’s team

Experienced lock forward Courtney Lawes and uncapped hooker George McGuigan have been forced to withdraw from the England after picking up injuries over the weekend.
23 January 2023