World Cup


Wallabies to spoil All Black party?

REACTION: Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie made it clear Australia will not hand New Zealand the world record on a silver platter.

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Tug-o'-war for Smith

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is hoping the future surrounding assistant coach Wayne Smith will become clearer as the All Blacks tussel with the franchise

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Namibia claim World Cup spot

Namibia qualified for a fifth consecutive Rugby World Cup after crushing African qualifying tournament hosts Madagascar 89-10
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Kenya closing in on World Cup debut

Kenya moved closer to a first World Cup appearance by outplaying hosts Madagascar 34-0 at a qualifying tournament in Antananarivo.

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Kenya and Zim stand tall

Kenya upset Namibia and Zimbabwe walloped hosts Madagascar on Saturday as the struggle to represent Africa at the 2015 World Cup began.

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Nadolo thrusts Fiji into RWC

Crusaders wing Nemani Nadolo scored a hat-trick as Fiji smashed Cook Islands 108-6 to book themselves into Pool A along side England.

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Carter takes club route

All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter will warm up for the Rugby Championship by playing a club rugby game.

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World Cup marker for Trinh-Duc

Flyhalf Francois Trinh-Duc has been given a World Cup boost, despite being overlooked for France's tour to Australia.

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World Cup door ajar for Armitage

Steffon Armitage will not play for England this season, but coach Stuart Lancaster said it was possible he could be recalled for the World Cup.

Japan heading to England

Eddie Jone's Brave Blossoms have qualified for the 2015 rugby World Cup by thrashing Hong Kong 49-8 in Tokyo.

Carter driven by deep desire

Dan Carter has unfinished business at the World Cup.

All Blacks can make RWC history

Head coach Steve Hansen says the All Blacks are determined to figure out why no team has defended the World Cup before they put their title on the line at next year's tournament.

US Eagles in Bok pool for 2015 RWC

South Africa will play the United States at London's Olympic Stadium in their final pool match at the 2015 World Cup.

Danny doesn't Care for Kiwis

Danny Care believes England can topple the All Blacks on their home turf in the mid-year Test series and win the World Cup on English soil next year.

O'Neill quits World Cup role

Australian John O'Neill has quit as director of the 2015 Rugby World Cup citing personal reasons, the International Rugby Board (IRB) said on Tuesday.

RWC: Georgia, Romania qualified

Georgia and Romania are now both qualified for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Their final pools are yet to be  decided.

Scotland hold on to World Cup dream

Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson is sticking by his target of World Cup glory next year despite the side's awful start to this season's Six Nations.

Lancaster seeks law changes

England coach Stuart Lancaster has called for changes to the laws that would make the game more appealing to spectators ahead of the 2015 World Cup.