Rugby World Cup

Emirates introduces Rugby World Cup 2023 livery on A380 plane
Dazzling design took pride of place on a flight from Dubai to Istanbul on Wednesday
May 10, 2023, 5:40 PM
New Zealand edge England in thrilling women's Rugby World Cup final
Black Ferns claim 34-31 victory in a match both captains hope will 'inspire the next generation'
November 12, 2022, 9:18 AM
Rugby league: Michael Cheika on 'no-brainer' decision to lead Lebanon into World Cup
Former Australia rugby union coach reconnecting with Lebanese roots
October 19, 2022, 12:28 PM
Dubai to host qualification tournament to decide final Rugby World Cup spot
Sevens Stadium to welcome Portugal, USA, Hong Kong and Kenya in November
July 25, 2022, 10:32 AM
Rugby World Cup: All Blacks work up a sweat in first Japan training session - in pictures
All Blacks scrumhalf Brad Weber said they were well prepared for the 20-degree Celsius swing in temperature, with the mercury touching the mid-30s on Tuesday.
June 14, 2020, 1:14 PM
MVP takes on new meaning for South Africa rugby hero Bryan Habana
Two years since the flying winger retired from the sport, the World Cup winner has shifted his focus onto a new business venture and its related jargon
June 04, 2020, 4:13 AM
Bill Beaumont re-elected World Rugby chairman and calls for 'unity' to tackle coronavirus
The 68-year-old defeated Agustin Pichot in the first round of voting by a 28-23 margin to secure a second consecutive four-year term
May 02, 2020, 3:13 PM
Six Nations: Eddie Jones vows 'absolute brutality' when England open campaign against France
Owen Farrell was named at inside centre and will captain the side with 675 caps in the starting XV
February 01, 2020, 11:00 AM
Ian Foster vows to restore All Blacks' 'mana' after taking top job
Despite eight years working under Steve Hansen during a period of outstanding All Blacks success, Foster is a controversial choice for some Kiwi rugby fans
December 11, 2019, 9:38 AM
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi parades Rugby World Cup in township where he first picked up a ball - in pictures
It was in Zwide, 17 kilometres north of the coastal city, that the Springbok colossus first handled a rugby ball on a gravel, often wind-swept school sport field
November 11, 2019, 6:46 AM
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November 07, 2019, 9:26 AM
Siya Kolisi a symbol of why South Africa's Rugby World Cup triumphs matter more
Springboks' captain was raised in poverty before becoming the first black skipper of a nation fraught with racial and social issues
November 02, 2019, 2:04 PM
South Africa win Rugby World Cup after beating England 32-12 in final
Handre Pollard kicked six penalties and two conversions as Makazole Mapimpi scored the Springboks' first ever World Cup final try
November 02, 2019, 1:20 PM
South Africa begin trophy celebrations after winning 2019 Rugby World Cup - in pictures
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi and his teammates receive the Webb Ellis Cup, but it is anguish for England
November 02, 2019, 12:11 PM
Handre Pollard immaculate from the tee, Tendai Mtawarira still 'the Beast': Rugby World Cup 2019 team of the tournament
No surprise to see six Springboks in the best XV after they beat England to win the Webb Ellis Cup for a third time
November 02, 2019, 12:10 PM
Rugby World Cup 2019 final prediction: who will win and kick-off time for England v South Africa
England are bidding to win the Webb Ellis Cup for only a second time while Springboks have won the World Cup twice previously
November 02, 2019, 4:35 AM
Rugby World Cup final: Handre Pollard expects 'no big secrets' between South Africa and England
Jones made accusations of someone spying on his team earlier in the tournament, but South Africa have no such concerns
November 01, 2019, 6:59 AM
Ben Ryan: England have the magic equation to success which will lead to Rugby World Cup glory
The former England and Fiji sevens coach knows all about major finals and what it takes to win them
November 01, 2019, 6:12 AM
James Haskell asks England to be ready for 'biggest physical challenge' against Springboks
Former flanker expects South Africa to be at another level of aggression in Rugby World Cup final
October 31, 2019, 2:50 PM
Rugby World Cup final: Jonny Wilkinson warns England against 'arm-wrestle' with South Africa
2003 winner fears Springboks could 'smother' their opponents unless favourites play a running game
October 29, 2019, 6:50 AM