Ref stood down for RWC semis after fans photo
Jaco Peyper will not referee either Rugby World Cup semifinal after he was photographed with Welsh fans after he sent off France second-row Sébastien Vahaamahina in their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.
RWC Spygate: England spot camera at training
England coach Eddie Jones said his team were spied on at training Tuesday ahead of their Rugby World Cup semifinal against New Zealand.
Rugby World Cup semifinals preview, latest team lists, predictions
The Rugby World Cup semifinals pitch New Zealand against England, and Wales look to hurdle South Africa on the way to the final.
Rugby Australia must shoulder share of blame for Wallabies Cup failure
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is on the way out, but the post-mortem following Australia's Rugby World Cup exit simply can't stop there, writes Sam Bruce.
Springboks rock Japan out of their Rugby World Cup dream
The hosts have brought something new to rugby's top table, and the sport needs to ensure that their next opportunity is not another four years away.
Five moments that defined Wales' narrow win over France
From France's fast start to that red card to Ross Moriarty's moment of redemption, this quarterfinal was a roller coaster.
Gatland proud of Wales' 'never give up' attitude
Warren Gatland credits the Wales players for their dramatic World Cup quarterfinal win over France.
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.
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
Parisse left outraged at NZ-Italy cancellation
Sergio Parisse has been left furious by the decision, which will deny him his Test rugby swansong.
Italian duo receive three-match bans for spear tackle
Prop Andrea Lovotti and replacement Nicola Quaglio will miss Italy's final World Cup game after both players received three-week bans for a lifting tackle on Springboks No. 8 Duane Vermeulen.
Springboks need to polish attack to challenge Rugby World Cup rivals
South Africa have more than enough firepower up front to handle prospective quarterfinal rivals. but they require far better clarity on their attacking strategy and execution to ensure physical dominance generates full capital, writes Sam Bruce.
South Africa outmuscle Italy at Rugby World Cup
South Africa ramped up the physicality to defeat Italy 49-3 in Shizuoka, crushing opponents reduced to 14 men for most of the second half and moving above them and New Zealand to the top of Rugby World Cup Pool B.
Astronaut to watch Rugby World Cup match from space
Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano will be cheering on his team from space when they take on South Africa in their pivotal Rugby World Cup clash.
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.
England complete World Cup preparation with Italy thrashing
A mix and match England team overcame a patchy start to run in four second-half tries and finish their World Cup preparations with a healthy 37-0 victory over Italy at Newcastle United's St James' Park ground on Friday.
England 'mix and match' for Italy clash
Head coach Eddie Jones has opted for an experimental team in England's final Rugby World Cup warm-up Test, which comes against Italy Friday at St James' Park.
Carbery injured as Ireland cruise past Italy
A second-half injury to Joey Carbery soured Ireland's 29-10 World Cup warm-up win over Italy Saturday.
Ex-England international Catt to join Ireland coaching staff
Italy assistant Mike Catt will join Ireland's coaching staff following this year's World Cup in Japan.
By the Numbers: The stats behind the past Six Nations decade
With the 2010s now in the books, Huw Richards breaks down the numbers and looks at how the decade stacks up against over a century of the Six Nations.
ESPN Fantasy Rugby: Team of the Tournament
The 2019 Six Nations may be over, but which players made it into ESPN's Fantasy Rugby Team of the Tournament? Remarkably, only one of Wales' Grand Slam heroes makes the cut.
ESPN Fantasy Rugby: Round 5 Team of the Week
Gareth Anscombe guided Wales to the Six Nations title with a Man of the Match performance, and he got his rewards in our Six Nations Fantasy Rugby game too.
Clinical France overcome mistake-strewn Italy to extend Azzurri's Six Nations losing streak
Italy's losing streak in the Six Nations reached 22 games as France ended their own 10-match winless streak on the road with victory in Rome.
Cardiff hums with anticipation for stormy Six Nations finish
Wales are on the verge of an historic Six Nations title, but Ireland, England and an oncoming storm stand in their way.
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