England drop Ford for Australia quarterfinal
England coach Eddie Jones has gone for all out power in making three changes for his side's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Australia in Oita.
Japan police question Uruguay players for alleged club assault
Two Uruguay rugby players have been questioned by police over an alleged nightclub assault.
Ireland's Ringrose replaces Aki to start against All Blacks
Ireland named Garry Ringrose in the midfield to replace the suspended Bundee Aki for their World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand.
Frustration, hope and 2027: RWC lessons for U.S. Rugby
Another winless campaign had its setbacks, but there is a template for U.S. rugby success being laid down by Japan.
Riding the noise -- Inside Japan's 'outrageous' attempt to win the Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup quarterfinals preview, latest team lists, predictions
The quarterfinals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will make for excellent viewing as New Zealand look to ward off Ireland, while England go head-to-head with familiar foes Australia.
England underdone for quarterfinal? Come and watch training
England lock Courtney Lawes has a simple message for anyone who thinks his side might be underdone ahead of their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal with Australia: Come and watch training.
Scotland face disrepute charges over legal threat
Scotland has been referred to a disputes committee over their comments about the potential cancellation of their World Cup clash against Japan.
Tonga hooker Ngauamo handed seven-week ban for head kick
Tonga hooker Paula Ngauamo has been banned for seven weeks for kicking an opponent in the head during his team's 31-19 win over the United States.
Hard-line stance on high tackles to stay World Rugby chief
Despite a recent spate of red cards being handed out for high tackles, the chief of World Rugby has said there would be no change to the hard-line adjudication of the rule.
Understanding the All Blacks' supreme success
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?
Retallick back for All Blacks against Ireland
Brodie Retallick has been named in the All Blacks' side to face Ireland in Saturday's World Cup quarterfinal in Tokyo.
Ireland's Aki receives ban, will miss rest of RWC
Bundee Aki's Rugby World Cup is over after the Ireland centre received a three-game ban following his red card in his nation's 47-5 win over Samoa on Saturday.
Wallabies' true test arrives as World Cup goes up a level
After four years of frustration, broken only by the odd performance of true quality, the Wallabies are about to resume hostilities with England. Australia have lost their last six against Eddie Jones' side but boast the most recent Cup victory.
England right the wrongs of 2015 with hasty progress to quarterfinals
With their humiliating departure from their home tournament four years ago now firmly in the past, Eddie Jones' side are showing they mean business in Japan.
Michael Cheika: Six straight England defeats no relevance for Wallabies
Michael Cheika will be doing little study of England and sees no relevance in Australia's 0-6 record against Eddie Jones' men since the last World Cup, the Wallabies coach saying "looking backwards is only going to give you a sore neck."
The best 25 players at Rugby World Cup 2019
The chaos of the ruck: What the heck is actually going on in a rugby pile?
Far from being simply a mad scramble, a rugby ruck has no shortage of technique and regulations around it. Oh, and some dark arts as well, of course...
The ninth staging of the Rugby World Cup takes place in Japan, the first time the tournament has been staged in Asia.
One of Japan's biggest ever weekends of sport came against the backdrop of 19 deaths due to the country's worst typhoon in decades.
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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