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Wallabies won't underestimate U.S. in warmup

Australia scrumhalf Nick Phipps won’t be underestimating the United States in a Rugby World Cup warmup match Saturday at Soldier Field. U.S. coach Mike Tolkin has said the Eagles, ranked 16th in the world, won’t be intimidated by the second-ranked Wallabies. That doesn’t surprise Phipps. “They never would be,” Phipps ...

Sep 2, 2015

Australia lays groundwork for test match with Japan

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A test match between Japan and Australia is on the cards following the establishment this week of the Australian Rugby Foundation Japan Chapter. At the official launch of the chapter at the Australian Embassy on Tuesday night, former Wallaby and Australian Rugby Union board ...

All Blacks assume familiar favorites tag at World Cup

Sep 1, 2015

All Blacks assume familiar favorites tag at World Cup

That New Zealand has been the team to beat ahead of every World Cup has long been accepted by the rest of the international rugby community. But that the All Blacks have managed, for the time being at least, to defy conventional medicine by ...

Jones unveils squad for upcoming Rugby World Cup

Aug 31, 2015

Jones unveils squad for upcoming Rugby World Cup

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Japan coach Eddie Jones named his 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup on Monday. A day before Japan leaves for England, where it will be pooled alongside South Africa, Scotland, Samoa and the United States, Jones said it had been a difficult week ...

Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan

Host cities, Prefectures and stadiums

Aug 30, 2015

Miracle cure hands Naholo place in All Blacks World Cup squad

Injured winger Waisake Naholo was named Sunday in New Zealand’s squad to defend the Rugby World Cup as the selectors trusted a Fijian folk healer to repair Naholo’s broken leg in time for the tournament’s pool rounds. Naholo suffered a cracked tibia in his ...

Aug 28, 2015

Burgess selected to England squad for Rugby World Cup

Nine months after playing his first game of rugby union, Sam Burgess completed a remarkable rise to England’s squad for the Rugby World Cup on Thursday in the most divisive selection by coach Stuart Lancaster. Burgess was included as one of four centers in ...

Rugby chiefs set Japan World Cup deadline

Aug 27, 2015

Rugby chiefs set Japan World Cup deadline

World Rugby has demanded Japan send a new proposal for its 2019 World Cup venues and provide assurances about the tournament’s “financial security” after Tokyo’s National Stadium was scrapped as the centerpiece venue. A new National Stadium was to stage the opening match, the ...

Aug 27, 2015

England's Cipriani set for World Cup ax

Danny Cipriani had been omitted from host England’s squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, the BBC and other British media organizations reported Wednesday. The 27-year-old Sale playmaker pressed his case for inclusion in a 31-man squad that was to be announced by coach ...