Jones ready to unleash 'X-factor' Cokanasiga at World Cup
Tom hamilton writes that Eddie Jones is ready to unleash 'X-factor' player Joe Cokanasiga at the World Cup.
Kieran Read to leave New Zealand rugby
All Blacks captain Kieran Read has confirmed he's leaving New Zealand rugby and has signed a contract to play in Japan.
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus happy South Africa's Super Rugby players are grabbing 'Test match mould'
South Africa coach says "about 80 percent" of his Springboks squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan is "settled".
EXCLUSIVE: Namibia will be going to Rugby World Cup, nation's rugby union president says
"There was never a possibility of the team not going to the World Cup," Namibian Rugby Union president Corrie Mensah told ESPN. "That's why we have done everything in our power to sort out the issues between the NRU and the NRL."
RA looks overseas for Larkham replacement
Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle admits it may take up to two months to replace axed Wallabies attack coach Stephen Larkham, lending weight to speculation of a move for Scotland assistant Matt Taylor.
Nadolo quits Fiji ahead of World Cup
Fiji star Nemani Nadolo has revealed he has hung up the Fiji jersey just eight months out from the Rugby World Cup in an emotional Instagram post.
Pat Lambie retires at 28, cites concussions
A fit Lambie would in all likelihood have been part of the Springboks squad at the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year, but he says he is no longer willing to risk his health on the rugby field.
Boks to play Rugby World Cup warm-up vs. Japan
The fixture will afford the Springboks a further opportunity to conditions in Japan, where the team has never previously played.
Boks coach to stand down after Rugby World Cup
"I'm only head coach until the World Cup next year," Rassie Erasmus says, noting that he has a six-year contract only as Director of Rugby.
Boks to play home Tests in Joburg, Pretoria
There is no June international window in Rugby World Cup year and the Rugby Championship has been cut to three fixtures per side, with the Boks to open their campaign against Australia at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on July 20.
Rugby Australia treat public with complete disdain
Monday's ridiculous media conference showed yet again that Rugby Australia is completely bereft of good leadership, writes Greg Growden.
Campese not giving up on Wallabies
Rugby legend David Campese has made the bold claim that the Wallabies can rebound from their worst Test campaign in 60 years and win the 2019 World Cup.
Wallabies, RA require complete cultural clean-out
A culture that looks for excuses, misleads the public and has an arrogant streak got what it deserved in London to round out a woeful 2018 for the Wallabies. But don't expect Rugby Australia to act, they're just as much at fault -- Greg Growden writes.
All Blacks to play Tonga before World Cup
The All Blacks will face Tonga in a home Test just two weeks before their bid to defend the Webb Ellis Cup begins next year.
Canada stay on course for Rugby World Cup 2019
Canada remain on course for a ninth successive Rugby World Cup appearance after a 29-10 bonus-point victory over Germany in their repechage qualifier.
New Zealand to host Women's RWC in 2021
New Zealand will host the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2021 after beating off competition from Australia, it was announced on Wednesday.
Snook targets Kenya's first Rugby World Cup
Kenya may be a little undercooked going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup repechage competition, but coach Ian Snook is hopeful his team can book a first ever finals berth to become the third African side heading to Japan.
AAC sets record straight on Wallabies return
Adam Ashley-Cooper insists he has unfinished business with the Wallabies as he begins his quest to play in a fourth Rugby World Cup.
Read to retire from All Blacks after World Cup
The curtain will come down on Kieran Read's illustrious All Blacks career at next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Dyantyi, Larmour, Tu'inukuafe Breakthrough Player nominees
"The Breakthrough Player of the Year Award recognises the most exciting talent to burst onto the international 15s or sevens stage and highlights the 'ones to watch'," World Rugby chief Bill Beaumont says.
Folau pens four-year Wallabies, NSW deal
Israel Folau is set to play for Australia to the end of 2022 after reportedly signing a four-year contract extension with the Wallabies and NSW Waratahs.
Kenya recall Kopondo for RWC repechage
Simbas coach Ian Snook has also included Kenya Shujaa Sevens stars Collins Injera, Nelson Oyoo, Samuel Oliech and Andrew Amonde in his 30-man squad.
IRFU on Schmidt future: 'No one is indispensable'
Joe Schmidt will decide on whether to remain with Ireland beyond next year's Rugby World Cup following the autumn internationals in November.
Cheika promises Cup spectacle aboard 'spaceship'
Win, lose or draw, Michael Cheika is promising Wallabies fans a spectacular start to Australia's 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan.
Dick Muir hails Springboks' progress
Former Springboks assistant coach Dick Muir has hailed the progress made by the South African national team under director of rugby and coach Rassie Erasmus.
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