World Cup


England retain coaches until 2020

The Rugby Football Union have decided to retain Stuart Lancaster as the Head Coach of England and have extended his contract until 2020.

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Jake White leaves the Sharks

Jake White has stepped down as Director of rugby at the Sharks as he goes in search of an international opportunity.

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Boks digging deep for World Cup

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says he is happy with the depth they have built ahead of the World Cup next year.

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Carter relaunches World Cup bid

All Black flyhalf Dan Carter launched his latest comeback aimed at making next year's World Cup, playing 40 minutes in a provincial NPC match.

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RWC: Russia edge ahead of Uruguay

Russia will take a slender one-point advantage into their World Cup 2015 final qualifier second leg in Montevideo next month after beating Uruguay.

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Robshaw takes on captaincy critics

Looking down on the capital, the significance of the task facing England captain Chris Robshaw at the World Cup next year becomes even clearer.

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Fake Wilko to help IRB

A Jonny Wilkinson lookalike has been deployed by the International Rugby Board as part of an advertising campaign.

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RFU appease Premiership clubs

The Rugby Football Union and Premiership Rugby have agreed a range of measures to address the demands of the Rugby World Cup.
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Henry: Time for All Blacks to lose

World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry has expressed concerns about the All Blacks' long unbeaten streak and suggests it might do them good to lose.

High stakes at play in 2015

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: England fans will have great hopes when the country stages the 2015 World Cup in a year's time.

All Blacks still the team to beat

New Zealand remain firm favourites to retain the World Cup title they won on home soil in 2011, a year out from the 20-team tournament in England.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.