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World Cup head injury rules tweaked after All Blacks protest

Rugby Sep 22, 2019

World Cup head injury rules tweaked after All Blacks protest

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has welcomed a tweak to the head injury assessment rules after flanker Sam Cane missed the second half against South Africa in the Rugby World Cup. Cane was called for a head injury assessment while in the changing room at ...

Rugby fans voice safety concerns over Sapporo Dome bottlenecks

Rugby Sep 22, 2019

Rugby fans voice safety concerns over Sapporo Dome bottlenecks

While spectators at Sapporo Dome witnessed an entertaining Rugby World Cup Pool D opener between Australia and Fiji on Saturday, a number expressed concerns about crowd safety following the game. Many fans making their way from the 41,410-seat stadium following Australia's 39-21 comeback win were ...

Ireland crushes Scotland in early show of force

Rugby Sep 22, 2019

Ireland crushes Scotland in early show of force

by Andrew McKirdy

World No. 1-ranked Ireland announced itself in dominant style at the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a bruising 27-3 win over Scotland on Sunday. Ireland, which has never gone past the quarterfinals of the tournament but is considered a serious contender to lift the trophy ...

Wales looks to put past behind as it faces Georgia

Rugby Sep 22, 2019

Wales looks to put past behind as it faces Georgia

by Rich Freeman

Wales will look to put its rollercoaster start to the Rugby World Cup behind it Monday when it take on Georgia in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture. From the thrill of having 15,000 watch them train in Kitakyushu to the despair of seeing assistant coach Rob Howley ...

Italy too much for Namibia

Rugby Sep 22, 2019

Italy too much for Namibia

Sergio Parisse started his fifth Rugby World Cup by guiding Italy to a 47-22 win over Namibia on Sunday, and going oh-so-close to celebrating the milestone with a try. The veteran backrower was denied a chance at five-pointer when his forward pack was awarded a ...

Rugby Sep 22, 2019

France center Wesley Fofana ruled out of Rugby World Cup

France center Wesley Fofana has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup because of a thigh injury. Fofana sustained the injury in a warmup win over Italy last month. The French Rugby Federation said 21-year-old Pierre-Louis Barassi will come into the squad as a replacement. France ...