World Cup


Peyper gets World Cup opener

NEWS: South Africa's Jaco Peyper will referee the opening match at this year's World Cup 2015 in England.

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England delay call on Burgess' role

INTERVIEW: England have delayed making a call on whether Rugby League recruit Sam Burgess will be a forward or back if he makes it to the World Cup.

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How Boks can get 'smell of victory'

INTERVIEW: South Africa do have the talent to win a third World Cup. However, it is all about how the players are used.

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New Zealand

All Blacks honour The Originals

NEWS: New Zealand Rugby have paid homage to the most iconic of All Blacks teams, The Originals, in the design of their World Cup jersey.

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Ludeke heading to the World Cup?

Former Bulls head coach Frans Ludeke could be heading to the World Cup in England in September as part of the Fijian coaching staff.

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The Bok battle Meyer can't win

INTERVIEW: An injury list of critical proportions, limited preparation time, unrealistic expectations and even some uncooperative franchises.

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Slaptjips 'excited' by Namibian job

REACTION: Pieter Rossouw says he is "very excited" about the prospect of working with the Namibian national team at the World Cup.

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Bok horror story revealed

REACTION: The injury list at the start of South Africa's build-up to their international season reads like a horror story.

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World Cup doubt for Bok

NEWS: Seasoned Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen has undergone surgery for a neck injury and is in doubt for the World Cup.

Treviranus to lead Samoa

NEWS: Ofisa Treviranus will lead Samoa against teh All Blacks in July before taking on the world in September

Robshaw's Olympic dream

England captain Chris Robshaw hopes his side can follow the lead of top Olympic stars when the country hosts the World Cup.

France confirms 2023 bid

NEWS: The French Rugby Federation confirmed they throw their name in the hat to bid to host the 2023 World Cup.

Wyles to lead Eagles at World Cup

NEWS: Chris Wyles will captain the United States national team as the Eagles prepare for the World Cup - at a four-match Pacific Nations Cup campaign.

Williams in World Cup fitness race

NEWS: Livewire Wales back Liam Williams has undergone foot surgery, leaving him with a potential battle to regain fitness for the World Cup.

Lest we forget them

INTERVIEW: It was a day of celebration and remembrance. However, the victorious Springbok team of 1995 also paused to honour some fallen heroes.

Pienaar: How class of 2015 can do it

INTERVIEW: Former Springbok captain Francois Pienaar believes the class of 2015 can overcome the odds and win the World Cup.

Ireland's Ruddock out of World Cup

NEWS: Rhys Ruddock will miss the World Cup after a second broken arm in six months cost the Leinster flank a place in the Ireland squad.

Flouw won't let go of Bok jersey

Francois Louw is determined to keep hold of his Springbok jersey despite being based overseas in Bath.