Welsh Dragons lack fire, not short on spirit at Rugby World Cup

Rugby Oct 21, 2019

Welsh Dragons lack fire, not short on spirit at Rugby World Cup

A group of Wales fans laughed and smiled broadly while posing for a photo with South African referee Jaco Peyper after their team scraped into the Rugby World Cup semifinals. Peyper, perhaps unwisely, was holding his right elbow horizontally and into the face of one ...

France a big underdog vs. Wales

Rugby Oct 19, 2019

France a big underdog vs. Wales

It's the land of hot springs in Kyushu, so Jacques Brunel used some downtime before the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals to sample some of Oita's soothing and relaxing waters. Well, he tried. A torrential downpour forced the France coach to abort his trip soon after getting ...

France duo Antoine Dupont and Damian Penaud fit to face Wales

Rugby Oct 18, 2019

France duo Antoine Dupont and Damian Penaud fit to face Wales

Key French backs Antoine Dupont and Damian Penaud have been passed fit to play in their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Wales, a huge boost for coach Jacques Brunel that allowed him to name a full-strength side on Friday. Scrumhalf Dupont had a back problem ...

Determined Wales fends off Uruguay, moves on to quarterfinals

Rugby Oct 13, 2019

Determined Wales fends off Uruguay, moves on to quarterfinals

A scrappy Wales was made to work hard for victory against Uruguay but prevailed with a bonus point 35-13 win on Sunday to top Pool D and set up a quarterfinal with three-time finalist France. Wales clung to an eight-point lead with seven minutes left ...

Welsh defense keen to show improvement against Uruguay

Rugby Oct 12, 2019

Welsh defense keen to show improvement against Uruguay

Stopping attacks is Shaun Edwards' pride and joy. So the Wales defense coach was aghast at the number of missed tackles against Fiji: 32. "Then I thought to myself, 'Who did we miss those tackles on?' " Edwards said on Saturday. "I looked, and there were 16 ...

Rugby World Cup on alert for powerful typhoon

Rugby Oct 7, 2019

Rugby World Cup on alert for powerful typhoon

Rugby World Cup organizers warned Monday that a powerful typhoon forming to the south of Japan could bring fierce winds and torrential rain over the last weekend of the pool stages. Japan's Meteorological Agency (JMA) is tracking Typhoon Hagibis, expected to develop into the highest ...

Upset defeat to Fiji in 2007 looms over Wales

Rugby Oct 7, 2019

Upset defeat to Fiji in 2007 looms over Wales

The Fijians have beaten Wales before at the Rugby World Cup, winning a thrilling last group game to reach the 2007 quarterfinals at their expense. Wales won't be knocked out of contention this time if it loses Wednesday's match at Oita Stadium, because it has ...