Two-try Tuilagi powers England past Tonga
A first-half double from Manu Tuilagi and a late bonus-point sealing try by substitute Luke Cowan-Dickie gave England the perfect start to their Rugby World Cup campaign.
Wallabies' Reece Hodge cited for dangerous tackle against Fiji
Wallabies winger Reece Hodge faces an uncertain future at the Rugby World Cup after being cited for a dangerous tackle during their opening win over Fiji in Sapporo.
Ireland display credentials to tackle Rugby World Cup heavyweights
Less than 24 hours after the All Blacks had taken care of Springboks, the Irish provided a Rugby World Cup message of their own that will have anyone doubting their claims as potential tournament winners re-evaluating their assessment.
Scoring burst helps Italy to win against Namibia
Italy scored three tries within the space of 10 minutes either side of halftime to give themselves some breathing room against a stubborn Namibia before recording a 47-22 win in their Pool B opener at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka on Sunday.
Another chapter writes itself into All Blacks-Springboks folklore
This game must be remembered as one of the all-time great World Cup clashes, one that only adds to the All Blacks-Springboks rivalry that continues to deliver and may yet feature another chapter back in Yokohama on Nov. 2.
All Blacks thank Mo'unga but heap praise on Boks flyer Kolbe
Cheslin Kolbe finished with a match-high 128 metres from nine runs with three clean breaks and having left no less than 11 defenders clutching at thin air, but he could not get the Springboks over the line in Yokohama.
Wallabies maul their way out of Sapporo stunner
Four years on from the corresponding matchday that delivered The Miracle of Brighton, the 2019 Rugby World Cup very nearly provided The Stunner in Sapporo after the Flying Fijians gave the Wallabies an almighty scare on Saturday afternoon.
Cheika 'not looking for perfection' after struggle vs. Fiji
Australia head coach Michael Cheika has admitted that his side's victory over Fiji in the World Cup was far from perfect.
Lopez drop goal sees France past Argentina
France dominated the first half and just about held on in the second to edge Argentina 23-21 in a thrilling Rugby World Cup Pool C clash at Tokyo Stadium.
Rugby World Cup sweeps into Asia for first time on a sea of red and white
Any thought that the tournament's first foray into Asia wouldn't be embraced by the people of Japan was blown away on opening night.
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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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