Why this will be the toughest Rugby Championship in years
Each team has made improvements over the past 12 months, which Craig Dowd believes will make this year's Rugby Championship the toughest in years.
Raising a glass to England great Jason Leonard
Uganda Rugby Cranes face relegation threat
Uganda Rugby Cranes assistant coach Robert Seguya has warned his players to 'fight for the jersey' against Tunisia in their upcoming Rugby Africa Gold Cup clash.
Wallabies to hold pre-Bledisloe trial game
The Wallabies will face an Australian Super Rugby invitational side in a trial game next Friday as they think outside the square to snap New Zealand's Bledisloe Cup superiority.
World Rugby to examine TMO influence
World Rugby will examine the use of television match officials to see if they are having too much influence on games and could put changes in place for test matches in Europe in November, chief executive Brett Gosper has said.
Samoa clinch 2019 World Cup spot
Samoa qualified for next year's Rugby World Cup after beating Germany 42-28 in the second leg of the Oceania/Europe playoff in Heidelberg on Saturday.
Stade Delort, France to host Rugby World Cup repechage
Stade Delort in Marseille, France, will host the Rugby World Cup 2019 repechage tournament to decide the 20th and final place at the Rugby World Cup.
Samoa PM berates players ahead of RWC qualifier
Samoa's rugby team have a double motivation heading into their Rugby World Cup qualifier against Germany, with the country's prime minister berating them for a run of defeats and telling them to quit if they lose.
Morocco confident of surprising Zimbabwe
Morocco are confident they can pull off a surprise when they face Zimbabwe in the opening clash of their Rugby Africa Gold Cup campaign on Saturday.
De Villiers tells Zimbabwe to prepare for war
Zimbabwe coach Peter de Villiers has called for self-belief from his Zimbabwe side in their Rugby Africa Gold Cup opener against Morocco.
African nations begin road to Rugby World Cup 2019
African hopefuls seeking to secure a place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup begin their campaign towards the finals in Japan this weekend.
Russia handed 2019 World Cup spot
Russia have been handed a place in the 2019 Rugby World Cup after an independent disputes committee found Romania and Spain had committed eligibility violations during qualification.
Spain players banned for combined 121 weeks
Five Spain players have been banned for a combined 121 weeks by Rugby Europe after they confronted referee Vlad Iordachescu at the end of their side's controversial defeat to Belgium last month.
WR to review Spain-Belgium RWC qualifier
World Rugby has commissioned an independent disputes committee to review the controversial end to Europe's World Cup qualification period.
Argentina star Hernandez forced to retire
Juan Martin Hernandez has announced his retirement from professional rugby in an interview with Midi Olympique.
Rugby Europe, World Rugby analysis compared
Rugby Europe admitted "regret" over their decision and the subsequent controversy which followed their appointment of Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu and two Romanian assistant referees for Spain's World Cup qualifier defeat to Belgium last weekend.
Spain want replay of RWC qualifier
Spain have asked for their controversial defeat to Belgium to be replayed after lodging a formal complaint to both World Rugby and Rugby Europe.
World Rugby contact RE over ref controversy
World Rugby has revealed it has contacted Rugby Europe (RE) to "understand the context of events" that led to the ugly scenes that marred Spain's defeat to Belgium on Sunday.
Ref confronted by Spain players after Belgium loss
Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu was led away by security as ugly scenes marred the end of Belgium's 18-10 win over Spain -- a result that gives the official's countrymen a place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
O'Driscoll: Heaslip will be missed at World Cup
Brian O'Driscoll feels Ireland will miss Jamie Heaslip at next year's World Cup and believes the retired number eight was never properly appreciated.
USA Rugby keen to stage Bledisloe Cup
USA Rugby is determined to make a showpiece of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco in a bid to lure more big events to the Bay Area, perhaps even a Bledisloe Cup Test.
Ren-G: Japan 2019's lion-like mythical mascots
Meet Ren-G, the two mythical lion-like creatures who were unveiled as the official mascots for the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Friday
Rugby Australia to bid for twin World Cups
Rugby Australia is hoping to host two Rugby World Cups within seven years of each other, after signalling its intention to bid for both the women's and men's tournament in 2021 and 2027 respectively.
World Rugby to review 2023 bid process
World Rugby plans to review the process which saw South Africa named preferred bidder only for France to be chosen to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
France owes 2023 RWC to financial muscle
France will be fantastic 2023 Rugby World Cup hosts, but while the winning bid offers financial muscle question marks remain.
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