RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019
Rugby Australia backs CEO Castle amid criticism over Folau case – Reuters
Rugby Australia (RA) have backed embattled Chief Executive Raelene Castle to continue in the role in the wake of intense criticism over her handling of the Israel Folau case.
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The British and Irish Lions will play the first test of their 2021 three-match series in South Africa at the giant Soccer City stadium in front of what is likely to be a record-breaking crowd against the newly-crowned rugby world champions
Rassie Erasmus’s master plan to win the Rugby World Cup came to sensational fruition at the end of its 19th-week, with the 20th now needed to embark on a trophy tour when they return home next week. The Springboks clinched their third World Cup with a 32-12 victory over England at Yokohama Stadium on Saturday,…
World Rugby is looking to use the success of this year’s world cup tournament in Japan as a springboard for developing nations to play more matches against the established elite.
Jerome Garces will referee the Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa on Saturday, the first Frenchman to be given the honour, organisers said on Tuesday. Garces will be joined by Romain Poite (France) and Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand) as assistant referees and Ben Skeen (New Zealand) as TMO. “I am honoured and…
England will beat reigning champions New Zealand in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup semi-final if their big players come to the party, according to former England scrum half and World Cup winner Matt Dawson.
All Blacks captain Kieran Read has had his share of detractors in the last 12 months as he worked his way back to fitness from back surgery at the end of 2017, but the rampaging number eight is showing signs he is peaking at the right time.
For a man who made his name winning many a bruising back row battle, it’s no surprise that former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio thinks that’s where Saturday’s Rugby World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand could be decided. Dallaglio, who won the 2003 World Cup with England playing at number eight, believes New Zealand represents…