Midfield battle one to watch in RWC final

Rugby Oct 31, 2019

Midfield battle one to watch in RWC final

The adage that rugby games are won up front will never be more true than in Saturday's World Cup final when the massive, mobile packs of South Africa and England clash in Yokohama but the battle of the midfield could be just as crucial. England's ...

England fined for encroaching on All Blacks' haka

Rugby Oct 30, 2019

England fined for encroaching on All Blacks' haka

England has been fined for crossing the halfway line during New Zealand's haka after players made a provocative V-shaped formation before last weekend's Rugby World Cup semifinal in Yokohama, tournament organizers said Wednesday. Protocol states opponents must remain in their own half while the All ...

South African president to visit Japan for Rugby World Cup final

Rugby Oct 29, 2019

South African president to visit Japan for Rugby World Cup final

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit Japan to watch the Springboks take on England in the Rugby World Cup final, a Japanese government official said Tuesday. Ramaphosa will watch the final on Saturday in Yokohama, possibly together with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign ...