Spine-tingling All Blacks raise the bar far too high for Ireland (and everyone else?)
The Irish were supposed to be kryptonite to this New Zealand team. Instead, they had no answer to a squad of regenerated rugby superheroes.
All Blacks destroy Ireland to book semifinal spot
England bring Cheika's Wallabies down the only way he'd have it -- without a Plan B
A powerhouse, pragmatic performance from England showed Australia everything they lacked to be a force at this Rugby World Cup.
Riding the noise -- Inside Japan's 'outrageous' attempt to win the Rugby World Cup
Kolbe beefs up Springboks' attack to face Japan
Cheslin Kolbe has recovered from an ankle injury sustained against Italy to be named in South Africa's starting XV for their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against tournament hosts Japan on Sunday.
Biggar, Davies return to start in Wales RWC quarterfinal
Dan Biggar and Jonathan Davies are fit to start for Wales against France in the World Cup quarterfinal on the weekend.
England to face All Blacks in 2020 autumn Tests
England will host four Test matches at Twickenham Stadium in autumn 2020, with Australia, New Zealand and Argentina set to make the trip to London for the Quilter Internationals.
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.
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...
Love, rugby and a sport's crucial battle with concussion
Saracens to face Munster, Racing in Champions Cup pool stage
Defending champions Saracens were given a tough draw for the 2019-20 Champions Cup and will play Munster, Racing and the Ospreys in the pool stage.
Saracens crowned European Champions after ferocious victory over Leinster
England's Saracens were crowned champions of Europe for the third time in four years as they came from 10-0 down to beat last year's winners Leinster.
Cipriani hit with three-week ban
Gloucester and England fly-half Danny Cipriani has been banned for three weeks after he was sent off for a dangerous tackle.
Former Springboks flanker Deysel retires
Deysel, who joined Ulster from Guinness Pro14 rivals Munster in 2017, made his decision because of a "combination of lower-body injuries and various niggles".
Cipriani sent off in Gloucester defeat
Danny Cipriani's week went from bad to worse as he was sent off against Munster in the European Champions Cup on Saturday.
Billy Vunipola out of autumn internationals
England will be without Billy Vunipola for the autumn internationals after he fractured his arm in Saracens' win over Glasgow Warriors at the weekend.
Vunipola brothers both injured in Saracens win
Billy and Mako Vunipola both went off injured in Saracens' victory over Glasgow on Sunday, putting their participation in England's Autumn internationals in doubt.
O'Driscoll: Exeter level with Saracens, Leinster
Brian O'Driscoll has tipped Exeter Chiefs as favourites to win the Champions Cup title this season, alongside recent winners Leinster and Saracens.
Patience pays dividends for 'ugly' Leinster
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen admitted the final 20 minutes of his side's Champions Cup final victory were "torturous" as he praised his players' resilience.
European review: Player of the week, flop & more
Rugby union displayed its best side in Bilbao over the weekend, as a 61-point thriller of a Challenge Cup final was followed by a tense, nerve-shredding Champions Cup showpiece.
Lambie suffers serious knee injury
Pat Lambie is almost certain to miss the Springboks' Tests against England after sustaining what is believed to be an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the European Rugby Champions Cup final.
Dan Carter ruled out of Champions Cup final
Racing 92 fly-half Dan Carter has been ruled out of the Champions Cup final with a hamstring injury.
O'Driscoll: Lancaster in no rush for Test return
Leinster legend Brian O'Driscoll has praised the "exceptional" work Stuart Lancaster has done in helping the Irish province to the brink of a fourth European Cup success. But he does not think he will rush back into the Test arena.
Bilbao rain could give way to Racing tears
Those who headed to northern Spain in search of sun this weekend look set for disappointment but those who have found a way to Bilbao should witness a fine Champions Cup final.
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