World Cup

New Zealand

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.
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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.

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New Zealand

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.

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New Zealand

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.

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.

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.

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.