Rugby World Cup

England's 2007 Rugby World Cup final squad: Where are they now?

October 20 marks ten years to the day since England's last appearance in a Rugby World Cup final, when they were defeated 15-6 by South Africa in Paris.<p>England were humiliated in the pool stages by the Springboks but rallied as the tournament progressed, defeating Australia in the quarter-finals …

Rugby Union

Bryan Habana on 2007 Rugby World Cup win

What <b>NICK MALLETT</b> had to say on SuperSport about the Springboks' 25-24 defeat against the All Blacks in Cape Town.<p>Eben Etzebeth has taken his game to …

South African Rugby

'Suitable coach can win Rugby World Cup for Springboks' says Jake White

Jake White believes the Springboks can win another World Cup provided they have the right coach.<p>Speaking to <i>,</i> on the 10th anniversary …

South African Rugby

SA Rugby remembers 'great day' in 2007

Springboks<p>2017-10-20 07:00<p>Percy Montgomery (Getty Images)<p>Cape Town - Today, <b>Friday, October 20, 2017</b>, marks the 10th anniversary of the Springboks’ …

Rugby Union

Smit will 'never' forget the 2007 Rugby World Cup

For former Springbok captain John Smit, the memories of winning the 2007 World Cup in Paris will probably never fade.<p>Today marks the 10th anniversary …

Rugby Union

The Progress 1000: London's most influential people 2017 - Champions: Rugby

Maro Itoje<p>Saracens and England Forward<p>One of the most exciting rugby players in the world and with Beauden Barrett vying to be the most admired in …

Rugby Union

Springboks a shadow of 2007 World Cup champions

Friday marks the tenth anniversary of the Springboks World Cup final win over England, in a reminder of just how far South African rugby has fallen.

Rugby Union

McCall keen to extend Saracens stay

Oct 18, 2017<p>Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has distanced himself from a move into international coaching once his contract runs out in …

Rugby Union

Comment - Irish rugby players could follow Cora Staunton to Australia to escape IRFU's quest to belittle them

I've had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach since the IRFU announced they were downgrading the role of the Irish Women's head coach to a …

News (Ireland)

IRFU under fire over new 'part-time/casual' women's head coach contract

The Irish Rugby Football Union has been criticised following the advertisement for a new women’s head coach on only a ‘part-time/casual’ six-month contract.<p>Tom Tierney, the former head coach who left the role following the recent Women’s Rugby World Cup, had previously been appointed on a …

Sport (UK)

Solomona hopes development can fire England dream

4:17 PM BST<p>• Joined ESPN in 2011<br>• Grew up in Bath but has New Zealand roots<br>• Covered England's tour of New Zealand in 2014 and Australia in 2016<br>• Was …

Rugby Union

The new Wales rugby kit has just been revealed and this one is unique

Wales have revealed a new home kit that will be in place until the 2019 Rugby World Cup... and yours will be totally bespoke.<p>The classic red jersey …


Ranking the World Cup play-off ties by upset potential

Clodagh Kilcoyne / Reiters<p>The underdogs will fancy their chances.<p>The draw for the UEFA World Cup play-offs, held Tuesday, saw the four unseeded sides …

Martin O'Neill

On this day: Jason Robinson moves to rugby union

• Robinson scored 28 tries in 51 games for England<br>• Played in two Rugby World Cup finals<p><b>‘Is this the next Jason Robinson?’</b><p><b>Whenever anyone makes a</b> …

Rugby Union

Rugby World Cup match schedule to be launched in November

CAPE TOWN – Fans around the world will be able to plan their Rugby World Cup 2019 experience in earnest on November 2 with the announcement of the …

Sport (South Africa)

IPRC talks progressing: Pulver

ARU CEO Bill Pulver says discussions over Andrew Forrest's proposed Indo-Pacific Rugby Championship have been taken to the next level.<p>An ARU working …

Rugby Union

Common sense needed to solve Webb dilemma

Oct 17, 2017<p>• Played four Tests on Lions' 1971 victorious tour of New Zealand<br>• 26 caps for Wales<p>It has been an eventful couple of days for Warren …

Rugby Union

Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law' with new 60-cap selection policy that will exclude Rhys Webb from 2019 Rugby World Cup

The Welsh Rugby Union have confirmed that the controversial ‘Gatland’s Law’ will be changed to follow the selection model enforced by Australia, …

Sport (UK)

Sir Graham Henry on new Queensland Reds head coach Brad Thorn

BRAD Thorn won it all as a player — but how will he fare as a coach?<p>It promises to be one of the most intriguing storylines of the 2018 Super Rugby …

Sport (Australia)

Mark Reason: Why I'm cheering for Peru

Peru football fans celebrate their team making it to the Fifa World Cup intercontinental playoff against New Zealand. The Peru fan's flag reads: …

New Zealand News

Wallabies to face Ireland in three-match Test series in June 2018

THE Wallabies will play Ireland in the last ever June Test series next year.<p>The Australian Rugby Union will announce a three-match series against the …

Sport (Australia) | Barrett-Theron makes referee history in U20 final

South Africa’s leading female referee Aimee Barrett-Theron is set to add another feat to her growing list of achievements.

Sport (South Africa)

Has Australia's 60-cap policy been a success?

Oct 16, 2017<p>Sam was brought up on long drives and the dusty fields of north-west New South Wales, where he developed his love of rugby from an early …

Rugby Union | Greenwood expects Jones to rotate England players

Former England centre Will Greenwood feels England head coach Eddie Jones may rotate his side during the upcoming end-of-year Tests.

Sport (South Africa)

World Cup 2018: Northern Ireland will not be seeded for play-offs

<b>Northern Ireland have dropped below Denmark in the Fifa rankings, meaning they will not be seeded for the 2018 World Cup play-offs.</b><p>The Danes have moved up seven places in the rankings and will be seeded along with Switzerland, Italy and Croatia.<p>They will each be drawn against the unseeded Northern …


Beale akin to Ella - Alan Jones

Oct 16, 2017<p>Sam was brought up on long drives and the dusty fields of north-west New South Wales, where he developed his love of rugby from an early …

Rugby Union

One Percenters: Indigenous jersey honours family legacy

The Wallabies will don an Indigenous jersey for the first time in next weekend's Bledisloe, and it will be a significant gesture for more than just …

Rugby Union

2017 Springboks can learn from 2007 World Cup winners

The 2017 Springboks can learn from the team that won the 2007 World Cup, writes <b>JON CARDINELLI</b>.<p>What does it take to win big trophies and to be the No …

Rugby Union | Paige to leave Bulls for Lions - report

Springbok scrumhalf Rudy Paige is reportedly set to leave the Bulls to join the Lions.

Sport (South Africa)

Kangaroos beat Fiji and PNG in World Cup warm up match

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga said his side were rusty with the ball after defeating Fiji and PNG in a World Cup warm up game in front of 3000 people …

Australian News