Organisers refused to rule out another group of death in Japan 2019.
Young South African Jesse Kriel has had a roller-coaster RWC but that has not stopped the centre enjoying every minute.
Australia captain Stephen Moore and centre Matt Giteau are poised to win their 100th caps in the RWC quarterfinals.
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell's international career came to a premature end when he was ruled out of the RWC.
Lou Vincent came under cross examination in the witness box on Tuesday.
It's a good thing Ireland's Luke Fitzgerald can play rugby because he would never make it as golfer.
Average person can't tell if a cricket match is fixed, says Lou Vincent.
Marc Lievremont has harsh words for former side, but what affect will it have this time?
Former Black Cap weathers tough opening day on the witness stand during Cairns perjury trial.
Kiwis Mongolian Khan, Who Shot Thebarman, Lucia Valentina and Rising Romance for Caulfield Cup.
The prized Log o' Wood has another tale to add to its vast collection.
Global news network attempts to explain the All Black haka to the rest of the world.
Mitchell Santner top scores as New Zealand A thrash Sri Lanka A in final one-dayer.
Former Wallabies star James O'Connor released by Queensland Reds for 'personal issues'
New Zealand driver Fabian Coulthard will join Team Penske for the 2016 V8 Supercars season.
All Blacks won't be sucked into suffocating analysis of their Cardiff quarterfinal replay.
Kiwi basketballer has limited chances in his visit to the stadium made famous by Michael Jordan.
Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao will be ready to return to the ring by next March, the says.
There's far more to the World Cup playoffs than just the All Blacks against France. Here's why you must watch the other three quarter-finals.
All Blacks great believes Australia are the team to beat as World Cup's knockout phase starts.
The retirement of Northern Districts' all-time leading wicket-taker means others will be leading the attack this summer.
Explosive opener David Warner's broken thumb is yet to heal, three weeks out from the first test against New Zealand.
New Zealand duo to battle it out for the world sailor of the year title.
The British press have virtually ignored the All Blacks in their teams of tournament - for now.
There are lessons to be learnt from the pool stages, but there's no doubt that the this has been an engaging and open World Cup.
All Blacks on the upward trend but can't knock Wallabies off their perch at the top.
Inspirational halfback to head back home for next year's national provincial championship.
The ANBL's champions will give their inspirational skipper every chance to shake off a high hamstring strain and play against Illawarra.
The All Blacks captain says he is lucky to have had the chance for a second visit to Buckingham Palace.
Cairns, Vincent and Tuffey key figures in match fixing.
Richard Knowler runs the rule over the four quarterfinals.
Jamie Whincup's title defence looks to be in tatters after he ignored team orders.
Stuff.co.nz rugby writers Liam Napier, Toby Robson and Richard Knowler discuss the upcoming quarterfinal.
OPINION: The first time he watched a replay of the 2007 quarterfinal, Sir Graham Henry was physically ill.
Roy Hodgson's side only sixth team to end Euro qualifying campaign with a 100 per cent record after 3-0 win in Lithuania.
Troubled former Australian playmaker suing Cronulla for close to $3m in a bid to protect fellow players.
The 37-year-old put retirement on hold to help Leeds Rhinos win an historic domestic treble.
Olympic golds, Origin titles, Six Nations rugby glory - they've all been achieved by Kiwis helping other nations.
Richie McCaw may have been the most famous tee boy in test history, but he was also one of the worst, according to Dan Carter.
Defence coach John McFarland believes try-scoring opportunities against Wales will be limited in the quarterfinals.
Embarrassments during pool phases see RWC bosses adjust the social media format for business end of tournament.
Tonga hooker Paula Ngauamo banned for 3 weeks for trip tackle on Dan Carter, while Ireland's Sean O'Brien has been cited.
The former coach says NZ "will be anxious" but All Blacks will embrace the challenge and wipe out the bad 2007 memories.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his eighth goal in Euro 2016 qualifying but the playoffs await Sweden after Russia's win.
The former Fifa secretary-general says he has been asked to stand in the search for Sepp Blatter's replacement.
Wales draw most fans to matches and surprises for Springboks and Japanese as organisers release figures from pool phase of tournament.
The All Blacks are well aware France could again find inspiration from being written off.
Sonny Bill Williams has had a unique insight into the French psyche and what makes their head coach tick.
As the Rugby World Cup enters the knockout phase, we look at how the quarterfinalists are preparing.
F1 world champion dismisses reports he soaked Russian President with bubbly after winning Russian Grand Prix.