Gatland: I rejected All Blacks to coach the Lions
Warren Gatland has said he rejected the opportunity to apply for the New Zealand job in order to concentrate on the Waikato Chiefs and British and Irish Lions.
Wales' Davies out of 2020 Six Nations with knee injury
Wales centre Jonathan Davies will miss 2020 Six Nations after knee surgery, while fly-half Rhys Patchell faces a race to be fit.
Barrett headlines NZ Super team unveilings
Beauden Barrett's name was up in lights as usual when New Zealand's Super Rugby teams unveiled their squads for 2020 but mystery still surrounds how much the Blues will see of the star playmaker.
Kolisi grateful for 'unbelievable support' in S Africa
"The last week has probably been one of the best of my life and I speak on behalf of all my team-mates and management when I say that the support we've received has been nothing but remarkable and unbelievable," Siya Kolisi said in Cape Town on Monday.
South Africa's Louw confirms international retirement
South Africa's Francois Louw confirmed his retirement from international rugby on Sunday, becoming the second of the Springboks' World Cup-winning side to call time on their career in the green and gold.
Scotland Rugby fined for typhoon comments
The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) has been fined £70,000 after comments made by its representatives about the effect of Typhoon Hagibis at the World Cup in Japan were found to have constituted misconduct.
Former England captain Hartley retires
Former England captain Dylan Hartley has announced his retirement from rugby at the age of 33.
Springboks return home to heroes' welcome
South Africa's underprivileged children should "keep dreaming and keep believing", Springboks captain Siya Kolisi said as he carried the Rugby World Cup trophy through thousands of fans on the team's return home on Tuesday.
Saracens docked 35 points, fined £5m for breach
Saracens have been deducted 35 points and fined £5.3 million for salary cap breaches, Premiership Rugby announced on Tuesday.
Robshaw, Baxter slam 'unfair' Saracens
Former England captain Chris Robshaw and Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter were both heavily critical of Saracens.
Toronto sign Sonny Bill Williams for record $10m
With Toronto set to confirm Sonny Bill Williams' signing, the newly promoted UK Super League outfit reportedly have more stars in their sights.
Another Rugby World Cup triumph, another iconic moment for South Africa
South Africa wins Rugby World Cup for third time
Tries by wingers Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe and the goalkicking of Handre Pollard earned South Africa their third Rugby World Cup title.
Springboks: 'Representing entire Rainbow Nation inspired us'
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus underlined the importance of the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday by reminding his players before kick-off that they were not just playing for themselves but for the entire Rainbow Nation.
Prince Harry, Federer lead social media praise for Springboks
Tennis legend Roger Federer, whose mother is South African, led the charge on social media as the sports world congratulated the Springboks on winning the Rugby World Cup on Saturday.
The ninth staging of the Rugby World Cup took place in Japan, the first time the tournament has been staged in Asia.
The All Blacks are a global sporting powerhouse with a winning record that sits just under 80% over the past 100 years. But how has that success been achieved, and what sets this team apart in not just rugby but world sport in its entirety?
With the sport's showpiece set to kick off in Japan, ESPN's rugby experts rank the best of the best on show at the tournament.
On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, Tom Hamilton assesses how far the game has come and how far it still has to go in its understanding of the most prevalent -- and damaging -- injury in rugby.
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