World Cup


Willie: Boks yet to reach full potential

INTERVIEW: The naysayers may be ready to write off SA's World Cup prospects, but Bok Willie le Roux believes the best is yet to come.

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Romano not on an All Black crusade

EXCLUSIVE: Crusaders and All Black lock Luke Romano chats about the pre-season build-up in this World Cup year.

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Gatland must gamble or lose

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Wales legend Jonathan Davies said Warren Gatland must take more risks in the Six Nations or risk losing out in the World Cup.

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Federer punting on the Boks

Self-confessed sports nut Roger Federer is in no doubt who he'll be cheering at this year's rugby World Cup - South Africa.

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Sharpe: 'All Blacks won't win it'

World Cup-winning former Wallaby lock Nathan Sharpe feels the All Blacks are the best team going into the World Cup, yet doesn't think they'll win it.

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Scotland warm up for the WC

Scotland will face France, Ireland and Italy as part of the national team's preparations for the World Cup.

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Lancaster: All Blacks are favourites

NEWS: England coach, Stuart Lancaster believes the All Blacks are favourites to retain their World Cup crown in 2015.

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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.

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.

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,

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.