World Cup


Italy follows SARU's World Cup bid

Italy have announced that they would bid to host the 2023 World Cup after South Africa expressed their interest in hosting the global showpiece.

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SARU joins 2023 World Cup race

BREAKING NEWS: South Africa this week formally entered the race to host the 2023 World Cup.

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Larkham and Grey join Wallabies

Brumbies head coach and Stephen Larkham and Waratahs assistant coach Nathan Grey have joined Michael Cheika and the Wallabies.

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Going high-tech to curb concussion

NEWS: World Rugby, the international controlling body, will trial a new Hawk-Eye system to protect player welfare and aid decision making.

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Smit: It is all about Bok selection

World Cup-winning former Springbok captain John Smit says the class of 2015 will be one of the favourites to lift the William Webb Ellis trophy.

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Lambie backs SARU Bok masterplan

Pat Lambie feels that SARU's initiative to rest Springboks during the Super Rugby campaign will benefit both the national team and the bigger franchises.
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Super break for Boks

The game time of a number of key Springboks will be managed throughout the Super Rugby series in the coming months.

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Gatland not reaching for panic button

REACTION: Warren Gatland insisted there is no panic after his side lost 16-21 to England in their Six Nations opener in Cardiff.

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England put down World Cup marker

REACTION: Stuart Lancaster briefly let the emotion of the moment get to him as he celebrated England's Six Nations victory in Cardiff.

Six Nations start World Cup show

PREVIEW: The World Cup countdown is officially on, as the Six Nations sides get the first opportunity in the spotlight.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lancaster: All Blacks are favourites

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

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.