Rugby World Cup

USA Rugby urged to bid for World Cup video

Siya Kolisi, the South Africa captain, celebrates with team-mates after their victory in the Rugby World Cup 2019 final.

USA Rugby is in better shape as it emerges from bankruptcy and should bid to host an upcoming World Cup, rugby’s leading executive said.

Rankings from January to decide 2023 Rugby World Cup seeds video

All Blacks midfielder Jack Goodhue is tackled during a Group B match against Namibia at last year’s World Cup.

The pools for the 20-team field were originally to be drawn following the autumn tours of Europe in November, but the coronavirus pandemic tore apart those plans.

USA Rugby considering bid for World Cup 2027

Joe Taufetee, Eric Fry and Blaine Scully of USA sing the national anthem prior to the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group C game ...

The US will already host the soccer World Cup in 2026 and the Los Angeles Summer Games in 2028.

Wayne Barnes' big regret video

Wayne Barnes looks on prior to the Rugby World Cup 2019 Bronze Final match between New Zealand and Wales at Tokyo Stadium.

Top rugby ref says if he'd had the benefit of video replays in 2007 he wouldn't be a target of Kiwi abuse.

Bloomfield's rugby analogy video

Dr Ashley Bloomfield was a loose forward for Scots College.

A former vice-captain at Scots College, he's led NZ's Covid-19 response, likening it to a World Cup campaign.

Women's RWC a defining moment

Mark Robinson hopes next year's World Cup will lead to a growth in rugby at all levels.

Next year's World Cup in New Zealand could leave a lasting legacy for the sport.

England star trolled by Cup winner

Tom Curry of England looks  dejected after defeat in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final by South Africa.

Chirpy Springbok halfback winds up his club team-mate over World Cup result.

Boks bid to create RWC legacy

Siya Kolisi went from training on an empty stomach to leading his country to the top of the world game.

Following the Springboks' iconic victory in Japan, rugby must help tackle the country's many social issues.

Rugby World Cup controversies

Siya Kolisi of South Africa lifts the Web Ellis cup following his team's victory against England in the Rugby World Cup ...

OPINION: Typhoons, a record number of red and yellow cards and cranky coaches. The Rugby World Cup in Japan didn't disappoint.

World Cup final 'too painful to watch'

Kyle Sinckler, the England prop, receives treatment after being knocked out during the Rugby World Cup 2019 final.

After being knocked out of the final, Kyle Sinckler came home to a cold house, a hateful dog and a broken dishwasher.

Beating ABs 'better than winning Cup'

Tom  Curry said England's World Cup semifinal win over New Zealand meant a lot to their fans.

Haka challenge sparked 'best win in England's rugby's history'.

Warning for NZ Rugby over ABs

Joe Schmidt has finished up with Ireland but is yet to declare where he will coach next.

Former chairman Mike Eagle has urged those charged with replacing outgoing All Blacks coach Steve Hansen to ensure the blinkers stay off.

Jones' Kolisi joy and media dread video

Eddie Jones and his England players endure the post-match formalities after losing the Rugby World Cup final to South Africa.

England coach reveals his rollercoaster emotions during and after the RWC final.

The ABs' ruthless RWC review

Codie Taylor (left) and Aaron Smith featured as the All Blacks went down 19-7 to England in the semifinals of the Rugby ...

Aaron Smith candidly reveals what followed semifinal loss to England: "You had to sit there and eat humble pie".

Castle sorry for Aussie antics

Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle had a heated row with coach Michael Cheika in Japan.

RA boss writes an apology to World Rugby amid concerns about the Wallabies' behaviour at the World Cup.

Farrell's 'knowing smile' at haka

Owen Farrell's face as New Zealand complete their haka at the Rugby World Cup.

England coach gives his opinion on what he thought his captain's facial expression was saying before RWC semi.

When journalists raise drugs in sport

South African winger Aphiwe Dyantyi tested positive for anabolic steroids at a training camp earlier this year.

Allegations of drug taking by the RWC winning South African side should not be ignored.

SBW is over the ABs' loss. So what?

Sonny Bill Williams and his daughter Imaan after winning the bronze medal match.

OPINION: Sonny Bill Williams cares about important things, just not rugby results so much, writes Kevin Norquay.

Scotland star lambasts SBW

Stuart Hogg played for Scotland at the Rugby World Cup but they failed to reach the quarterfinals.

Scottish rugby star attacks Sonny Bill Williams in extraordinary rant questioning the former All Black's attitude.

SBW got over loss in minutes

Sonny Bill Williams is consoled by England's Manu Tuilagi following their semifinal clash.

Sonny Bill Williams was quick to move on from New Zealand's World Cup defeat.

Razor's edge: Brendan Venter

Scott Robertson faces arguably his biggest test as Crusaders coach this year.

OPINION: Brendan Venter finds it odd that NZR would approach 26 All Blacks coaching candidates. In any case, one prospect stands out to him.

Scotland 'regret' RWC misconduct video

The Rugby World Cup Pool A game at International Stadium between Japan and Scotland was under threat of cancellation.

Scottish Rugby Union "has expressed its regret" to World Rugby over comments ahead of Rugby World Cup pool game against Japan.

Why SBW went to Toronto video

Sonny Bill Williams with his daughter after making his last appearance for New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup 2019 ...

Sonny Bill Williams planned to carry on playing union in New Zealand before Rugby World Cup loss.

'Beast' reflects on RWC glory

Springboks prop Tendai Mtawarira delivered a scrummaging masterclass in his side's victory over England.

Emotional prop wants to leave lasting legacy after playing a key role in South Africa's against-the-odds triumph in Japan.

Australia's RWC bid 'on track'

Rugby Australia is increasingly confident of bringing the global tournament to Australia in eight years time.

Endorsement from England reinforces belief the global tournament will be heading Down Under in eight years' time.

Jones: I got it wrong

Eddie Jones has been left to lament what could have been for England in the Rugby World Cup final.

England's coach says his selection error cost them dearly in Rugby World Cup final defeat to South Africa.

Smith: How ABs blew World Cup

Wayne Smith was a key strategist in the All Blacks' successful Rugby World Cup defence in 2015.

Master strategist says former All Blacks coach John Mitchell devised a strategy that derailed NZ's hopes of a three-peat.

Boks' RWC win tainted?

Banned Bok Aphiwe Dyantyi celebrates after scoring a try against the All Blacks last year.

Springboks star's doping ban taints Rugby World Cup win, says Irish columnist.

Boks triumph gives tour 'extra edge'

The Springboks players celebrate with the Webb Ellis Cup after beating England in the 32-12 in the final.

South Africa's victory over England adds spice to the next Lions tour, coach Warren Gatland says.

Have Boks lost RWC trophy lid?

A lidless Webb Ellis Cup on the Springboks' victory tour.

South Africa's Champions Tour has featured the RWC trophy without its lid.

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