World Cup


Smit: Bok pack to stand their ground

World Cup-winning former Springbok captain John Smit spoke exclusively to rugby365 about the requirements to win the 2015 World Cup.

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SBW: Why NZ are bending the rules

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has defended the special treatment given to serial code-hopper Sonny Bill Williams.

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IRB: English stand-off not a concern

Tournament organisers are confident a brewing row between the RFU and Premiership clubs won't overshadow next year's World Cup.

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Wiese: Tighthead a big Bok concern

EXCLUSIVE: World Cup-winning Bok Kobus Wiese speaks to rugby365 about his concerns, following SA's opening Rugby Championship matches.

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Club and country stand-off

English Premiership clubs are threatening to play through the World Cup next year unless are compensated over 140 million Pounds.

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Additional advantage for England

BREAKING NEWS: Tournament hosts England will have an additional advantage, as they bid to win the 2015 World Cup.

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Mac: Meyer on the right track

VIDEO: Former Springbok coach Ian MacIntosh and World Cup-winning former Bok hooker Gary Botha share their views.

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Russia get home start in RWC decider

Russia will look to post a convincing victory over Uruguay in the first leg of their 2015 World Cup play-off in Siberia.

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RWC: Russia v Uruguay in decider

Russia will play Uruguay in a two-legged play-off for the final spot at the 2015 World Cup.

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

Namibia claim World Cup spot

Namibia qualified for a fifth consecutive Rugby World Cup after crushing African qualifying tournament hosts Madagascar 89-10

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.

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.

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.

Carter takes club route

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

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.

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.