World Cup


No game time for Vermeulen

INTERVIEW: Duane Vermeulen will be badly underdone if he does make the Springbok World Cup squad. Jan de Koning reports.

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England unveil 3D jersey

NEWS: Hosts England will have a 3D look at the World Cup, following the unveiling of their jersey on Monday.

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Burger goes to World Cup

Freek Burger, the former Test referee and manager of South African referees, has been appointed a citing commissioner at the Rugby World Cup, hosted by England, starting in September 2015.

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Vermeulen faces neck surgery

NEWS: The Springboks were dealt a blow with the news that Duane Vermeulen is to undergo neck surgery and could miss the World Cup.

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Moore to lead Wallabies

NEWS: Wallaby coach Michael Cheika has appointed veteran hooker Stephen Moore as captain of Australia.

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New Zealand

No Pacific holiday for All Blacks

INTERVIEW: All Black coach Steve Hansen will use the Test against Samoa and the Rugby Championship as a trial for the World Cup.

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Smith on 'stand-by' for World Cup

Wallabies legend George Smith has been put on 'stand-by' for the World Cup by coach Michael Cheika.

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World Cup bid a four-horse race

NEWS: France, Ireland, Italy and South Africa have been confirmed as the four nations who will bid for the right to stage the 2023 World Cup.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Bok battle Meyer can't win

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

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.

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.

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