Crushing final defeat may motivate for years to come – England’s Itoje
England coach Eddie Jones has not held talks over a new contract but remains committed to his current deal which runs until 2021, Rugby Football Union chief executive Bill Sweeney said
South African flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit was named World Rugby player of the year at a glitzy ceremony in Tokyo on Sunday
World Cup winning Boks set to start search for new coach


Rugby Australia backs CEO Castle amid criticism over Folau case – Reuters

10 Dec 2019

Rugby Australia (RA) have backed embattled Chief Executive Raelene Castle to continue in the role in the wake of intense criticism over her handling of the Israel Folau case.






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Lions set to break records in 2021 South Africa tour – Reuters

06 Dec 2019

The British and Irish Lions will play the first test of their 2021 three-match series in South Africa at the giant Soccer City stadium in front of what is likely to be a record-breaking crowd against the newly-crowned rugby world champions

South African pride erupts over Rugby World Cup win – Reuters

04 Nov 2019

In Sakhumzi bar in Johannesburg’s Soweto township, crowds erupted in cheering and singing on Saturday as South Africa’s rugby team triumphed 32-12 over England to win the World Cup in Japan.

Master plan paid dividends, now Springboks must build – Erasmus – Reuters

04 Nov 2019

Rassie Erasmus’s master plan to win the Rugby World Cup came to sensational fruition at the end of its 19th-week, with the 20th now needed to embark on a trophy tour when they return home next week. The Springboks clinched their third World Cup with a 32-12 victory over England at Yokohama Stadium on Saturday,…

World Rugby aiming to use Japan 2019 as springboard for tier two progress – Reuters

04 Nov 2019

World Rugby is looking to use the success of this year’s world cup tournament in Japan as a springboard for developing nations to play more matches against the established elite.

Frenchman Garces to referee World Cup final – Reuters

29 Oct 2019

Jerome Garces will referee the Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa on Saturday, the first Frenchman to be given the honour, organisers said on Tuesday. Garces will be joined by Romain Poite (France) and Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand) as assistant referees and Ben Skeen (New Zealand) as TMO. “I am honoured and…

England can stun All Blacks if stars shine, says Dawson – Reuters

26 Oct 2019

England will beat reigning champions New Zealand in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup semi-final if their big players come to the party, according to former England scrum half and World Cup winner Matt Dawson.

Read shakes off detractors to time run into semis – Reuters

26 Oct 2019

All Blacks captain Kieran Read has had his share of detractors in the last 12 months as he worked his way back to fitness from back surgery at the end of 2017, but the rampaging number eight is showing signs he is peaking at the right time.

Back row a ‘battle within war’ for England and New Zealand – Dallaglio – Reuters

22 Oct 2019

For a man who made his name winning many a bruising back row battle, it’s no surprise that former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio thinks that’s where Saturday’s Rugby World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand could be decided. Dallaglio, who won the 2003 World Cup with England playing at number eight, believes New Zealand represents…