World Cup

Scott Lawson RWC column: “Japan were outstanding”

Former Scotland hooker Scott Lawson looks back at Scotland's exit.
15 October 2019

Reflecting on World Cup Weekend in Tokyo - the opener

We despatched our team to Tokyo and asked them to report back on both the country and the rugby. Together with photographer Pete Bullen here’s what we captured.
15 October 2019

Steve Hansen has high praise for 'in-form' Japan

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen lavished praise on Japan for their performance in the ongoing World Cup as they went on reach the quarter-finals for the first time.
15 October 2019

Ireland's Bundee Aki to miss remainder of World Cup after banned for three weeks

Ireland have been dealt a major blow ahead of their quarter-final against New Zealand with centre Bundee Aki ruled out for the remainder of the tournament following a three-week ban.
15 October 2019

Japan climb to seventh place in World Rugby Rankings

Japan have reached their all-time high position in the World Rugby Rankings following their impressive run in the ongoing World Cup.
14 October 2019

Stuart Hogg disappointed after Scotland's early World Cup exit

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg expressed his disappointment at his team's performance in the ongoing World Cup where they were eliminated in the opening round.
14 October 2019

Warren Gatland expects fully-fit Wales squad for quarter-final against France

Wales head coach Warren Gatland is hoping for a fully-fit squad available for the World Cup quarter-final clash against France to be played in Oita on Sunday.
14 October 2019

Japan in dreamland as they reach the knock-out stages

Japan put on a superb show in Yokohama to defeat Scotland 28-21.
13 October 2019

Clean sweep for Wales after hard-fought win over Uruguay

Wales stuttered to a 35-13 victory over Uruguay to end Pool D in top spot.
13 October 2019

Tonga sign-off from World Cup with 31-19 win over USA

Tonga came up with a strong second-half performance as they signed off from the ongoing Rugby World Cup with a 31-19 win over the United States of America at Hanazono Rugby Stadium on Saturday.
13 October 2019

Joe Schmidt hoping Bundee Aki escapes ban after red card against Samoa

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is hoping that centre Bundee Aki escapes ban after his recent red-card incident in the World Cup game against Samoa on Saturday.
13 October 2019

Scotland-Japan World Cup game to go ahead

As a big boost to Scotland's chances in the ongoing Rugby World Cup their Pool A encounter against Japan in Yokohama on Sunday has been given go-ahead by World Rugby.
13 October 2019

Namibia's World Cup game against Canada called-off due to safety concerns

World Rugby has confirmed that the Pool B World Cup game between Namibia and Canada in Kamaishi has been called-off due to safety concerns.
13 October 2019

Ireland beat Samoa 47-5 despite Bundee Aki's red-card to reach quarter-finals

Ireland overcame a red-card to Bundee Aki as they went on to defeat Samoa 47-5 in their final game of the Pool A in Fukuoka on Saturday as they went on to reach the quarter-finals in the ongoing Rugby World Cup.
12 October 2019

Michael Cheika excited about potential quarter-final clash against England

Australia head coach Michael Cheika said his team is excited about the prospect of a potential World Cup quarter-final against England.
12 October 2019

World Rugby 'disappointed' after Scotland threaten legal action

World Rugby has expressed disappointment on the Scottish Rugby Union as they threatened to initiate legal action against the governing body to ensure their World Cup game against Japan goes ahead.
12 October 2019

Japan make four changes for World Cup game against Scotland

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has made four changes to the starting line-up for the World Cup game against Scotland to be played in Yokohama on Sunday.
12 October 2019

Australia overcome determined Georgia with 27-8 victory

Australia were made to work hard by stern defence from Georgia as they completed a hard-working 27-8 win in their final game of the opening round at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa on Friday.
11 October 2019

Eddie Jones backs World Rugby's decision to call-off games due to Typhoon Hagibis

England coach Eddie Jones backed World Rugby's decision to call-off games as Super Typhoon Hagibis swirled towards Japan on Friday.
11 October 2019

Scotland name Greig Laidlaw captain for Japan clash

Greig Laidlaw has been named Scotland's captain in their must-win encounter against Japan to be played in Yokohama this Sunday.
11 October 2019