Rugby World Cup

Could Japan join the Six Nations championship?
Japan fans hold aloft ‘try’ signs ahead of the first match
In Brief

Could Japan join the Six Nations championship?

World Cup hosts would be a more attractive proposition for fans than Italy
5 Nov 2019
Sports shorts: Hamilton takes F1 title, football horror
Andre Gomes injury
Daily Briefing

Sports shorts: Hamilton takes F1 title, football horror

Ten things from the world of sport on Monday 4 November
4 Nov 2019
What next for England rugby coach Eddie Jones?
Eddie Jones, England Rugby World Cup final defeat
In Depth

What next for England rugby coach Eddie Jones?

Australian could be tempted to return home as England come to terms with their World Cup disaster
4 Nov 2019
South Africa crush England to win the Rugby World Cup
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi lifts the Webb Ellis Cup after the win against England
In Depth

South Africa crush England to win the Rugby World Cup

Rainbow nation celebrates as captain Siya Kolisi lifts the Webb Ellis Cup
2 Nov 2019
Rugby World Cup: all results from the tournament in Japan
The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan was won by South Africa
In Review

Rugby World Cup: all results from the tournament in Japan

Springboks win the Webb Ellis Cup for the third time in their history
2 Nov 2019
Back pages: England can inspire a nation by winning the RWC
England are aiming to win the Rugby World Cup for a second time
In Brief

Back pages: England can inspire a nation by winning the RWC

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 1 November
1 Nov 2019
RWC: England coach Eddie Jones issues final rallying cry
England head coach Eddie Jones
In Brief

RWC: England coach Eddie Jones issues final rallying cry

England’s rugby players can put a smile back on the face of the country
1 Nov 2019

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Rugby World Cup final: predictions and betting odds
The All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup in 1987, 2011 and 2015
In Review

Rugby World Cup final: predictions and betting odds

Will it be England or South Africa lifting the Webb Ellis Cup?
1 Nov 2019
RWC final: England vs. South Africa preview and team news
England and South Africa will battle to lift the Webb Ellis Cup in Japan
In Review

RWC final: England vs. South Africa preview and team news

England head coach Eddie Jones and his unchanged team have ‘no fear’ of taking on the physical Springboks
31 Oct 2019
Rugby World Cup final: where to watch in London and England
England fans celebrate a try at the Rugby World Cup in Japan
In Review

Rugby World Cup final: where to watch in London and England

Watch Eddie Jones’s England take on the Springboks in Saturday’s final
31 Oct 2019
England fined for their response to the New Zealand haka
England players lined up in a V formation for New Zealand’s haka before the Rugby World Cup semi-final
In Brief

England fined for their response to the New Zealand haka

The confrontation set the tone for a pulsating semi-final between England and the All Blacks
30 Oct 2019
‘Enjoy the third-fourth play-off’: Jones slaps down Gatland
England head coach Eddie Jones oversees a training session in Fuchu, Tokyo
In Depth

‘Enjoy the third-fourth play-off’: Jones slaps down Gatland

England head coach responds to Wales chief’s barb as he plots Springboks downfall in Rugby World Cup final
29 Oct 2019
South Africa break Welsh hearts to reach the RWC final
Wales player Aaron Shingler reacts after the semi-final defeat against South Africa
In Depth

South Africa break Welsh hearts to reach the RWC final

Springboks narrowly defeat Wales 19-16 to set up final clash against England
27 Oct 2019
England stun the All Blacks - how fans and Twitter reacted
England centre Manu Tuilagi scored a second-minute try against the All Blacks
In Depth

England stun the All Blacks - how fans and Twitter reacted

Eddie Jones’s side celebrate a 19-7 victory in Yokohama
26 Oct 2019
Wales vs. South Africa: preview, starting XVs, predictions
Wales head coach Warren Gatland oversees training at the International Stadium in Yokohama
In Review

Wales vs. South Africa: preview, starting XVs, predictions

Liam Williams is ruled out so Leigh Halfpenny will start at full-back for Wales
25 Oct 2019
Back pages: Jones urges England fans to be sup for the cup
England head coach Eddie Jones speaks to the media ahead of the Rugby World Cup semi-final
In Brief

Back pages: Jones urges England fans to be sup for the cup

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 25 October
25 Oct 2019
England vs. New Zealand: preview, starting XVs, predictions
England head coach Eddie Jones speaks with George Ford (left) and Owen Farrell (right)
In Review

England vs. New Zealand: preview, starting XVs, predictions

George Ford is recalled by England and the All Blacks gamble on their selection
25 Oct 2019
RWC: ‘scared’ Wales need to toughen up against South Africa
Ross Moriarty scored the match-winning try for Wales against France in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final
In Brief

RWC: ‘scared’ Wales need to toughen up against South Africa

France captain Guilhem Guirado has mocked Wales’s timidity
23 Oct 2019
RWC: ‘spy’ watches England train ahead of semi-final
England’s rugby squad trained at the Arcs Urayasu Park in Tokyo on Tuesday
In Brief

RWC: ‘spy’ watches England train ahead of semi-final

Holders New Zealand are braced for a ‘mighty clash’ in Yokohama
22 Oct 2019
Ref puts elbow into France after Wales’s controversial win
Referee Jaco Peyper was pictured with Wales fans after the match against France
In Depth

Ref puts elbow into France after Wales’s controversial win

Photo showing Jaco Peyper posing with Welsh fans leaves French furious
21 Oct 2019
RWC: Japan vs. South Africa preview, predictions, teams
Japan fans celebrate the ‘Miracle of Brighton’ against South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup
In Review

RWC: Japan vs. South Africa preview, predictions, teams

Can the Brave Blossoms produce another miracle against the Springboks?
18 Oct 2019
RWC: Wales vs. France preview, predictions, teams
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones speaks with head coach Warren Gatland
In Review

RWC: Wales vs. France preview, predictions, teams

Wales make late change with Owen Watkin replacing Jonathan Davies
18 Oct 2019
RWC: New Zealand vs. Ireland preview and predictions
Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton will start their 56th Test match together at half-back
In Review

RWC: New Zealand vs. Ireland preview and predictions

Johnny Sexton and Ireland face the ‘biggest game’ of their lives against the All Blacks in Tokyo
18 Oct 2019
RWC: England vs. Australia preview and predictions
England head coach Eddie Jones speaks with George Ford (left) and Owen Farrell (right)
In Review

RWC: England vs. Australia preview and predictions

England choose Owen Farrell over George Ford as Eddie Jones warns of a ‘brutal’ clash against the Wallabies
18 Oct 2019
RWC diary: Australia and England’s verbal war begins
Australia head coach Michael Cheika and England head coach Eddie Jones
In Depth

RWC diary: Australia and England’s verbal war begins

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is glad to avoid host nation Japan in the last eight
15 Oct 2019
Back pages: Japan honour typhoon victims after stunning win
Japan celebrate their victory over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup
In Brief

Back pages: Japan honour typhoon victims after stunning win

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 14 October
14 Oct 2019
Scotland threaten legal action as RWC nightmare unravels
Scotland are set to play a pool A decider against Rugby World Cup hosts Japan on 13 October
In Depth

Scotland threaten legal action as RWC nightmare unravels

Typhoon concerns for pool A decider spark a ‘furious row’ between the SRU and World Rugby in Japan
11 Oct 2019
Typhoon plunges RWC into crisis as matches are cancelled
A sign outside of the Yokohama Stadium at the Rugby World Cup in Japan
In Depth

Typhoon plunges RWC into crisis as matches are cancelled

England’s game against France and New Zealand’s clash against Italy are called off
10 Oct 2019
RWC diary: Wales qualify while Scotland keep hopes alive
Wales winger Josh Adams touches down against Fiji in the Rugby World Cup pool D clash
In Brief

RWC diary: Wales qualify while Scotland keep hopes alive

Six Nations champions Wales will play England or France in the last eight
9 Oct 2019
Super Typhoon Hagibis threatens to ruin the Rugby World Cup
Super Typhoon Hagibis
In Brief

Super Typhoon Hagibis threatens to ruin the Rugby World Cup

Wild weather could disrupt England and Scotland pool games in Yokohama
9 Oct 2019
RWC diary: Springboks score a perfect ten against Canada
South Africa scrum-half Cobus Reinach scored the fastest hat-trick in Rugby World Cup history
In Brief

RWC diary: Springboks score a perfect ten against Canada

England No.8 Billy Vunipola is a major doubt for the match against France
8 Oct 2019
RWC: England qualify but what about the other home nations?
Argentina’s Tomas Lavanini (No.5) was sent off for a high tackle on England’s Owen Farrell
In Brief

RWC: England qualify but what about the other home nations?

Should Wales beat Fiji on Wednesday they will join England in the last eight
7 Oct 2019
England’s RWC conundrum: win pool C or finish second?
England captain Owen Farrell trains ahead of the Rugby World Cup pool C clash with Argentina
In Brief

England’s RWC conundrum: win pool C or finish second?

Should they top the group England would likely be on a collision course with Australia and the All Blacks
4 Oct 2019
RWC diary: Ireland have ‘no chance’ against the All Blacks
Andrew Conway scored Ireland’s fourth try against Russia at the Rugby World Cup
In Depth

RWC diary: Ireland have ‘no chance’ against the All Blacks

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland side close in on the quarter-finals, but Matt Dawson doesn’t rate their chances
3 Oct 2019
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