Springboks will rely on pack against Wales

Rugby Oct 25, 2019

Springboks will rely on pack against Wales

by Andrew McKirdy

South Africa standoff Handre Pollard believes his team's backs have the pace and skill to trouble Wales in Sunday's Rugby World Cup semifinal — if they can get the ball off their forward teammates for long enough. South Africa faces Wales at International Stadium Yokohama ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wales hopes to keep putting best foot forward at RWC

Rugby Sep 30, 2019

Wales hopes to keep putting best foot forward at RWC

by Andrew McKirdy

Wales super-sub Rhys Patchell hailed his team's kicking prowess after beating Australia on Sunday, claiming "tries don't win World Cups." The Welsh held off a fierce second-half fightback from the Wallabies to claim a 29-25 win at Tokyo Stadium, taking control of Pool D with ...