World Cup


Smith gets All Black defence job

NEWS: Wayne Smith will rejoin the All Blacks coaching staff ahead of next year's World Cup as a defence specialist.

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Smith on All Black wish-list

BREAKING NEWS: Wayne Smith looks set to return to the All Black coaching set-up ahead of next year's World Cup.

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World Cup is All Blacks' to lose

New Zealand head into World Cup year as stand-out favourites to defend their title after dominating 2014 to remain on top of the global game.

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Burgess can follow Robinson's lead

Jason Robinson says Sam Burgess can follow in his path by being fast-tracked into Stuart Lancaster's England squad for the World Cup,
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Yokohama in the running for RWC

The iconic 72,000-seater stadium in Yokohama has been added to the list of bidders seeking to become venues for the 2019 World Cup in Japan. 

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World Cup no worry for Hansen

Steve Hansen has been reappointed as All Blacks coach to the end of 2017, regardless of results at next year's World Cup.

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WC trophy hits China

Rugby’s most prestigious prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, has arrived in Shanghai for a two day visit as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.
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Carter's World Cup plan

Dan Carter is still aiming to be a factor in the 2015 World Cup after an injury plagued couple of months that have seen him stuttering with form.
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Woodward is backing Burgess

World Cup-winning England coach Clive Woodward is backing code-hopper Sam Burgess to secure a place in England's World Cup squad.

Webb Ellis arrives in Hong Kong

Rugby’s most prestigious prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, has arrived in Hong Kong as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.

Jones' Japan gets more Pep

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has branched out into rugby and has been assisting Japan's Eddie Jones in preparation the World Cup.

All Blacks need Hansen after RWC

Convincing Steve Hansen to extend his contract after the World Cup would ensure the All Blacks aren't exposed by the exit of their experienced players.

The North will rise again

The recent November Tests showed the rugby community across the globe that the Southern Hemisphere dominance may be starting to crack.

Ireland united for 2023 RWC

Both parts of Ireland have united to bid for the World Cup in 2023, promising on Friday to rally Catholics and Protestants behind the event.

De Villiers setting sights on RWC

Jean de Villiers underwent a successful surgery on the left knee and is setting his sights on the World Cup in England next year.

Strauss' RWC dream on track

Former Lions captain Josh Strauss is on track to play for Scotland in the World Cup after signing a two-year contract extension with Glasgow Warriors.

Vermeulen ready for first and only WC

having played in all 12 of South Africa’s Test matches in 2014 it is safe to say No.8 Duane Vermeulen is an integral part of the World Cup plans .

Eight months for De Villiers

Jean de Villiers will require surgery on his injured left knee and will be in a race against time to be fit for the World Cup in England in 2015.