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 ...

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 ...

Johnny Wilkinson, Bryan Habana show kids how it is done

Rugby Oct 29, 2019

Johnny Wilkinson, Bryan Habana show kids how it is done

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The 2019 Rugby World Cup has been electrified by inspirational performances of the Japan national team, which made the knockout stage for the first time at the quadrennial tournament. And the sport's global and domestic governing bodies hope that it will help encourage more children ...

England ends All Blacks' reign in Rugby World Cup

Rugby Oct 26, 2019

England ends All Blacks' reign in Rugby World Cup

by Andrew McKirdy

England ended New Zealand's reign as Rugby World Cup champion in the semifinals on Saturday, beating the All Blacks 19-7 to reach the final for the first time since 2007. New Zealand was looking to win the tournament for an unprecedented third straight time this ...