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Rugby Nov 7, 2019

Scotland sanctioned for comments at RWC before Typhoon Hagibis

The Scottish Rugby Union has been found guilty of misconduct for inappropriate and ill-judged comments before its Rugby World Cup match with Japan and the arrival of Typhoon Hagibis. An independent disputes committee chaired by English lawyer Christopher Quinlan gave a formal reprimand to the ...

This is for you, South Africa: Springboks start trophy tour

Rugby Nov 7, 2019

This is for you, South Africa: Springboks start trophy tour

With captain Siya Kolisi telling ordinary South Africans that the victory and the spoils were for them, the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks started a five-day tour on Thursday to take the trophy to people in big cities and poor townships. Kolisi, a product of one ...

Springboks prop Tendai Mtawarira retires from international rugby

Rugby Nov 7, 2019

Springboks prop Tendai Mtawarira retires from international rugby

South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira says he is retiring from international rugby following last weekend's Rugby World Cup victory. He made the announcement on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Mtawarira leaves as the Springboks' most capped prop with 117 test appearances, and as the Boks' third-most capped player ...

Japan's World Cup will be remembered as wild success

Rugby Nov 6, 2019

Japan's World Cup will be remembered as wild success

by Rich Freeman

Former Wallabies captain Stirling Mortlock said in 2007, "The Rugby World Cup isn't just a celebration of rugby, it's a celebration of the host nation." RWC 2019 proved to be just that, with South Africa a worthy winner on the field, Japan celebrating the performance ...

Beauden Barrett backs Ian Foster in New Zealand coaching search

Rugby Nov 5, 2019

Beauden Barrett backs Ian Foster in New Zealand coaching search

New Zealand fullback Beauden Barrett has voiced his support for Ian Foster's bid to take over from Steve Hansen as All Blacks coach, saying he would like to see "continuity" in the role, local media have reported. Hansen ended his 16-year association with the team ...

Japan to launch rugby council after success of 2019 RWC

Rugby Nov 5, 2019

Japan to launch rugby council after success of 2019 RWC

Koichi Hagiuda, the minister of education, culture, sports, science and technology, announced Tuesday the establishment of a council for promoting rugby in Japan after the success of the Rugby World Cup, which ended on Saturday at International Stadium Yokohama. The council will consider ways to ...

Video replay of the fantastic fans of the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Rugby Nov 5, 2019

Video replay of the fantastic fans of the 2019 Rugby World Cup

The 2019 Rugby World Cup took Japan by storm for six weeks as millions of fans packed 12 host venues across the country for 48 thrilling games contested by 20 participating nations. The tournament was praised by World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont as “one ...