World Cup


Record demand for RWC tickets

Organisers are bracing themselves for having to disappoint thousands of fans despite nearly a million tickets being purchased for next year's World Cup.

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Matfield: RWC not a two-horse race

Victor Matfield believes that the home nations have a shot at winning the World Cup as the Springboks gear up to face the likes of England and Ireland. 
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Unfinished WC business for Dusautoir

Captaining France to their first-ever World Cup trophy in England next year would set the seal on flank Thierry Dusautoir's stellar career he said.

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Cheika confirms Wallaby talks

Australian media are reporting that Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has accepted an ARU's offer to coach the Wallabies.
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Strettle questions Eng wing selection

David Strettle has queried whether England are going about selecting their wings in the right way ahead of squad announcment.

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Laporte rules out Armitage move

Toulon head coach Bernard Laporte has ruled out a move by England flank Steffon Armitage to English Premiership side Bath.

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Tameifuna snubs All Blacks

Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna's dream of representing New Zealand is all but over after he made his intention clear to play for Tonga.

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Gatland fires warning shot

Wales coach Warren Gatland fired an early shot at the All Blacks' World Cup defence, suggesting the New Zealanders may be hampered by their weak pool.

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Armitage in Eng World Cup frame?

Steffon Armitage has been linked with a shock move back to England in order to play in next year's World Cup after looking like he may play for France.

ARU rubbish Cheika rumours

The Australian Rugby Union is rejecting reports it is preparing to replace Ewen McKenzie as Wallabies coach.

AAC to leave Wallabies after RWC

Adam Ashley-Cooper will leave the Australian Rugby Union after next year's World Cup to play club rugby in Europe

RWC: Uruguay win last spot

Uruguay became the 20th and last team to qualify for the 2015  World Cup in England when they beat Russia 36-27.

RWC Preview: Uruguay v Russia

Uruguay host Russia in the final qualifier for the 2015 World Cup on Saturday, with the winners to be parachuted into the toughest pool.

Bok loss just a 'blip' for All Blacks

New Zealand media dismissed the All Blacks' loss to South Africa as a "minor blip", which confirmed the Boks will be their major threat at the World Cup.

England coaching job for Wilko?

Jonny Wilkinson admits he is willing to lend his expertise to England's World Cup challenge as he moves into coaching.

Carter injured...again

All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter has, one again, returned to the sidelines after bruising his calf during a provincial match for Canterbury.

Lancaster not totally safe until 2020

England coach Stuart Lancaster's record six-year contract extension will be reviewed after next year's World Cup on home soil.

England retain coaches until 2020

The Rugby Football Union have decided to retain Stuart Lancaster as the Head Coach of England and have extended his contract until 2020.