Countdown on: RWC 2019 is rugby's coming of age
In exactly a year's time, World Rugby can say it has grown up. This time next year Japan will turn on one of the great Rugby World Cups, albeit eight years later than it should have, Greg Growden writes.
Way-too-early predictions for Rugby World Cup 2019
With one year to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, our writers take a look through each of the pools and decide where it will all be won and lost in 2019.
What to expect of Japan as host nation for Rugby World Cup 2019
With Asia's first Rugby World Cup on the horizon, the 12 host cities are preparing themselves for an estimated 400,000 visiting fans from across the world.
Foley must work for Wallabies starting recall
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika says he won't manufacture an opening for Bernard Foley to return to the run-on side against South Africa on Saturday.
Wigglesworth breaks Prem appearance record
Richard Wigglesworth broke the all-time Premiership appearance record in Saracens' home victory over Gloucester on Sunday.
Blitzboks star Nel added to Springboks' squad
The uncapped Blitzbok star Ruhan Nel, Vincent Koch, Sbu Nkosi, Lionel Mapoe and Ivan van Zyl have been added to the Springbok squad for their final two Rugby Championship home matches.
Pumas rout Cheetahs in Bloemfontein
The high-scoring trend of the 2018 Currie Cup continued in Bloemfontein on Friday evening.
Injured Hogg out of Autumn Internationals
Stuart Hogg will miss Scotland's Autumn Internationals after being ruled out for 10-12 weeks due to an ankle injury.
Tui withdrawn, uncapped duo join squad
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has turned to Angus Cottrell to help combat a sudden shortage of backrowers for their Rugby Championship tour of South Africa and Argentina.
Five Springboks looking to make their Currie Cup mark
KweséESPN looks at five Springbok fringe players who will want to make their mark this weekend.
Read rested from All Blacks' trip to Argentina
The All Blacks will be without a rested captain Kieran Read for their Rugby Championship Test against Argentina next week in Buenos Aires.
How do the Wallabies pick up the pieces? What do the All Blacks actually need to work on? And what have been the key learnings from two Springboks-Pumas clashes? The Rugby Championship restarts this week.
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