World Cup


Boks have World Cup blueprint

South Africa may have lost their last two Tests, but Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer believes he is a step closer to a World Cup-winning blueprint.

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Wales going 'high' in RWC build-up

Wales' plans ahead of next year's World Cup will include training camps in Switzerland and Qatar, coach Warren Gatland said.

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Namibia's big World Cup plans

As many as 13 international matches and Tests over the next year are in the pipeline for the Namibian national rugby team, the Welwitchias.
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Too early for English code-hopper

Rugby league convert Sam Burgess is unlikely to break into the England squad in time for next year's World Cup, according Lewis Moody.
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All Blacks head to Apia

New Zealand will play their first ever Test in the Pacific Islands next year against Samoa, as part of their build-up to the World Cup.

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Smit: The journey to glory

EXCLUSIVE: Former Springbok captain John Smit spoke to Jan de Koning about what it takes to win a World Cup.

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One selection error could be costly

INTERVIEW: John Smit, who lead SA to World Cup glory in 2007, spoke to Jan de Koning about the ages of some of the current Springboks.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Additional advantage for England

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

Mac: Meyer on the right track

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

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.

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