Rugby World Cup

RWC diary: Ireland make 11 changes and name Sexton captain
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt speaks with fly-half Jonathan Sexton during training
In Brief

RWC diary: Ireland make 11 changes and name Sexton captain

Scotland coach Townsend delighted to get maximum points against Samoa
1 Oct 2019
RWC: what Wales’s win over Australia means for the quarters
Wales centre Hadleigh Parkes celebrates his try against Australia at the Tokyo Stadium
In Depth

RWC: what Wales’s win over Australia means for the quarters

With Wales now likely to top pool D Australia could face a potential last-eight clash against England
30 Sep 2019
RWC diary: Scotland braced for a battering against Samoa
Samoa beat Russia 34-9 in their opening match of Rugby World Cup pool A
In Review

RWC diary: Scotland braced for a battering against Samoa

Scots must beat Samoa to stand a chance of qualifying from pool A
27 Sep 2019
Back pages: England caught up in World Cup tackling storm
England’s Owen Farrell receives treatment during the Rugby World Cup clash against the USA
In Brief

Back pages: England caught up in World Cup tackling storm

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 27 September
27 Sep 2019
RWC diary: magnificent seven for England and Italy
Joe Cokanasiga scored two of England’s seven tries against the United States in Kobe
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RWC diary: magnificent seven for England and Italy

England secure a bonus point with victory over the USA in pool C
26 Sep 2019
RWC diary: Uruguay hope greatest result can inspire a nation
Uruguay players celebrate their victory over Fiji in Rugby World Cup pool D
In Brief

RWC diary: Uruguay hope greatest result can inspire a nation

Fly-half Felipe Berchesi urges more Uruguayans to start playing rugby union
25 Sep 2019
RWC diary: England make ten changes for United States clash
George Ford will captain England in the Rugby World Cup match against the United States
In Brief

RWC diary: England make ten changes for United States clash

Scotland suffer double injury blow with Ali Price and Hamish Watson ruled out of the tournament
24 Sep 2019
RWC is ‘a marathon not a sprint’, says England coach Jones
Manu Tuilagi celebrates his second try against Tonga with England team-mate George Ford
In Depth

RWC is ‘a marathon not a sprint’, says England coach Jones

Manu Tuilagi stars with two tries in opening pool C victory against Tonga
23 Sep 2019
Back pages: Man Utd are ‘so bad it’s scary’
Manchester United players look dejected after West Ham scored their second goal at the London Stadium
In Brief

Back pages: Man Utd are ‘so bad it’s scary’

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 23 September
23 Sep 2019
Rugby World Cup opening ceremony: videos and best pictures
Performers take part in the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony
In Brief

Rugby World Cup opening ceremony: videos and best pictures

Japan welcomes the world with a spectacular show at the Tokyo Stadium
20 Sep 2019
Pictures: Rugby World Cup opening ceremony
The 2019 Rugby World Cup logo on the pitchside flag
In Brief

Pictures: Rugby World Cup opening ceremony

20 Sep 2019
RWC: England at full-strength for ‘ferocious’ Tonga test
England head coach Eddie Jones receives the ball from flanker Billy Vunipola during the Captain’s Run in Sapporo
In Review

RWC: England at full-strength for ‘ferocious’ Tonga test

Eddie Jones’s side should expect fireworks at the Sapporo Dome
20 Sep 2019
RWC: Wales squad rocked by Howley’s departure
Rob Howley was sent home from Wales’s Rugby World Cup training camp on 16 September
In Brief

RWC: Wales squad rocked by Howley’s departure

Welsh World Cup hopes are hit following alleged betting scandal
18 Sep 2019
Back pages: Champions League chumps and Howley leaves RWC
Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane and Fabinho react during the defeat against Napoli
In Brief

Back pages: Champions League chumps and Howley leaves RWC

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 18 September
18 Sep 2019
RWC 2019: Wales team profile, pool D fixtures, squad
Wales players celebrate winning the 2019 Six Nations, grand slam and triple crown
In Review

RWC 2019: Wales team profile, pool D fixtures, squad

Six Nations winners eye more glory in Japan but preparations are hit by Rob Howley’s departure
17 Sep 2019
RWC 2019: England team profile, pool C fixtures, squad
England players pose during a welcome ceremony at the Miyazaki Prefectural Government Hall
In Review

RWC 2019: England team profile, pool C fixtures, squad

After the horror show in 2015 can England peak in Japan this year?
17 Sep 2019
RWC 2019: Ireland team profile, pool A fixtures, squad
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt
In Review

RWC 2019: Ireland team profile, pool A fixtures, squad

The recent form of Joe Schmidt’s team belies their No.1 status
16 Sep 2019
RWC 2019: Scotland team profile, pool A fixtures, squad
Gregor Townsend is head coach of the Scotland rugby union team
In Review

RWC 2019: Scotland team profile, pool A fixtures, squad

Gregor Townsend’s Scotland team is brave, but inconsistent
16 Sep 2019
RWC diary: Japan PM Shinzo Abe predicts best-ever tournament
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pictured with the Webb Ellis Cup
In Brief

RWC diary: Japan PM Shinzo Abe predicts best-ever tournament

All Blacks forward Luke Jacobson is ruled out of the RWC with concussion
13 Sep 2019
RWC: Manu Tuilagi says ‘special’ England are raring to go
England centre Manu Tuilagi runs with the ball in the RWC warm-up against Ireland at Twickenham
In Depth

RWC: Manu Tuilagi says ‘special’ England are raring to go

Centre won’t waste his chance of playing at the highest level again
13 Sep 2019
Rugby World Cup squads: who will be playing in Japan?
New Zealand captain Kieran Read will lead the All Blacks as they aim to defend the Rugby World Cup
In Review

Rugby World Cup squads: who will be playing in Japan?

Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland have announced their squads
9 Sep 2019
Sports shorts: Lampard woes continue, Archer ignites Ashes
Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw in Frank Lampard's first game as manager at Stamford Bridge
Daily Briefing

Sports shorts: Lampard woes continue, Archer ignites Ashes

Chelsea still without a win under Frank Lampard, as Australia escape from Lord’s with a draw
19 Aug 2019
Sports shorts: Liverpool keeper injured by fan
Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian celebrates after winning the Uefa Super Cup
Daily Briefing

Sports shorts: Liverpool keeper injured by fan

Super Cup hero Adrian is a doubt for Saturday's game against Southampton after being hurt by pitch invader
16 Aug 2019
Sports shorts: Murray loses on comeback, Benitez slams Toon
Andy Murray
Daily Briefing

Sports shorts: Murray loses on comeback, Benitez slams Toon

Ten things from the world of sport on Tuesday 13 August
13 Aug 2019
England World Cup squad: Jones channels 'Samurai spirit'
Willi Heinz
In Depth

England World Cup squad: Jones channels 'Samurai spirit'

The coach has named his official 31-man squad for next month’s World Cup in Japan
13 Aug 2019
Back pages: England World Cup squad, Pogba future unclear
Eddie Jones is the head coach of the England rugby union national team
In Brief

Back pages: England World Cup squad, Pogba future unclear

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on Tuesday 13 August
13 Aug 2019
England axe Cipriani from Rugby World Cup training squad
Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani was named the Premiership’s player of the year in 2018-19
In Brief

England axe Cipriani from Rugby World Cup training squad

Gloucester star dropped ‘without a word of explanation’ from Eddie Jones
23 Jul 2019
Folau to be fired: rugby world calls out ‘bigot’ and ‘bully’
Australia rugby union star Israel Folau has had his contract terminated
In Brief

Folau to be fired: rugby world calls out ‘bigot’ and ‘bully’

Rugby Australia intend to terminate Folau’s contract over anti-gay social posts
11 Apr 2019
Warren Gatland: Wales can bring the Rugby World Cup home
Wales head coach Warren Gatland will leave his role after the 2019 Rugby World Cup
In Depth

Warren Gatland: Wales can bring the Rugby World Cup home

Kiwi backs his side to triumph in Japan - and Clive Woodward agrees
19 Mar 2019
England’s mental weakness: Jones to hire team psychologist
Eddie Jones is the head coach of the England rugby union national team
In Brief

England’s mental weakness: Jones to hire team psychologist

Head coach questions his side’s ability to cope with pressure after 38-38 draw with Scotland in the Six Nations
18 Mar 2019
2019 sport predictions: the big winners and outside bets
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hopes to be celebrating at the end of the Premier League season
In Depth

2019 sport predictions: the big winners and outside bets

Who will be victorious in 2019? We try to predict the sporting future...
7 Jan 2019
All Blacks coach Hansen to leave after the Rugby World Cup
New Zealand rugby union head coach Steve Hansen announces his decision
In Brief

All Blacks coach Hansen to leave after the Rugby World Cup

New Zealander’s departure will mark the end of an era in international rugby
14 Dec 2018
Ireland, England and Wales ready for 2019 Rugby World Cup
Johnny Sexton Ireland vs All Blacks
In Depth

Ireland, England and Wales ready for 2019 Rugby World Cup

After the autumn internationals the northern hemisphere teams are in good shape
26 Nov 2018
South Africa ‘bitterly disappointed’ at Rugby World Cup vote
France 2023 Rugby World Cup
In Brief

South Africa ‘bitterly disappointed’ at Rugby World Cup vote

The Rainbow Nation had been ‘recommended’ to host the showpiece event
15 Nov 2017
England face France and Argentina in 2019 Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup 2019 draw
In Depth

England face France and Argentina in 2019 Rugby World Cup

Eddie Jones's side get another tough draw in Japan, while it's Wales vs Australia for the second time in a row
10 May 2017
2015: A bad year for...
refugees
In Brief

2015: A bad year for...

From desperate refugees to the struggling NHS – it has been a year of tragedy and misfortune for many
27 Dec 2015
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