Piri Weepu officially retires from rugby
Former All Black scrum half Piri Weepu has officially retired from the game and a number of rugby's leading figures have paid tribute
France find extra £30m for World Cup bid
France's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup is to include a £150 million fee to World Rugby, £30m more than the amount required
Ireland: World Cup bid can help crack U.S.
Ireland want to help rugby crack the United States by hosting World Cup 2023.
2019 World Cup behind schedule
Organisers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan have been warned their preparations are not progressing as smoothly as they should.
Waterman ruled out of World Cup final
Danielle Waterman has been ruled out of England's Women's Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand with a concussion and has been replaced by Emily Scott.
Heroic England win built on defence, willpower
The scoreboard failed to do justice to England's heroic defence -- including Meg Jones' remarkable last-gasp tackle -- or the team's bloody-mindedness as France were beaten in Belfast.
Processes key for Red Roses in WRWC semis
Since the tournament's inception 27 years ago England have failed to qualify for the Women's Rugby World Cup final on just one occasion when, in 1998, they had the misfortunate to come up against New Zealand in the semifinals.
WRWC: England make two changes for semi
England Women's head coach Simon Middleton has made two changes to the team for Tuesday's World Cup semifinal against France in Belfast.
WRWC: England, NZ cruise into semis
Defending champions England joined New Zealand in the semifinals of the Women's Rugby World Cup with a 47-26 defeat of the United States in Dublin.
Jones takes England staff on Japan recce
England's preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup are already beginning to take shape with coach Eddie Jones taking a number of his backroom staff on a recce to Japan.
England fitter, stronger ahead of WRWC defence
England kick off their Women's Rugby World Cup defence against Spain on Wednesday with a team that has evolved and improved since they lifted the trophy in 2014.
Tonga round off England's RWC group
Tonga have qualified for the 2019 World Cup to complete the line-up for England and the United States' group.
Growden picks his Wallabies XV to face Fiji
Greg Growden endorses Michael Cheika's squad selected for the three June Tests, but he believes Billy Meakes is unlucky to have missed selection.
South Africa 2023 would be force for change - Habana
Springboks legend Bryan Habana has issued his support for South Africa's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid, but admits they have time to make up if they are to challenge France and Ireland's proposals.
Coastal Rugby Club in Barrett brothers' DNA
They may be some of the brightest stars in world rugby right now, but the Barretts know a thing or two about hard work and how to stay humble.
RWC draw welcome relief but no dream run
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has only a 55 percent Test success rate so he can't beat the drum too loudly because his players likely will let him down when least expected, Greg Growden writes.
Jones: England must be 'bulletproof' in Japan
Eddie Jones will look to emulate James Bond by making England "bulletproof" at the right time in preparation for navigating the 2019 World Cup's most punishing group.
Gatland: We're happy with draw.
Warren Gatland was in Tokyo in a Welsh capacity for the Rugby World Cup draw and he was happy with the outcome.
Schmidt targets semi-final berth.
Speaking at the Rugby World Cup draw, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt said he wanted Ireland to aim for place in the semi-final - a first for the country at the tournament.
What we'll all be talking about at RWC2019
As with any Rugby World Cup there's always massive issues and talking points that take the limelight -- but what will be on everyone's minds come 2019 in Japan?
Wallabies earn dream Rugby World Cup draw
Michael Cheika is refusing to take comfort after his Wallabies were handed a seemingly saloon passage through to the quarter-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Haskell: England unfazed by RWC draw
England and Wasps flanker James Haskell insists England under Eddie Jones can handle the hype of another severely testing draw at the Rugby World Cup.
England handed fearsome World Cup 2019 draw
Eddie Jones' side face an unenviable route out of the group stage at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan after being drawn with France and Argentina.
Cheika predicts 'three tough groups' in Cup draw
Michael Cheika is bracing for another torrid draw ahead of what the Wallabies coach predicts will be the most competitive Rugby World Cup ever in 2019.
Ireland backed to host World Cup 'like no other'
Ireland is in a unique position to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, according to the IRFU's chief executive Philip Browne.
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