NEWSW.WORLD: Latest World and US News of the Day 14:48, 2019-09-20

Japan 30-10 Russia: Kotaro Matsushima scores hat-trick as hosts win Rugby World Cup opener

A hat-trick from wing Kotaro Matsushima helped Japan recover from a nightmare start to their World Cup-hosting debut and secure a 30-10 bonus-point w...

Japan 30-10 Russia: Kotaro Matsushima scores hat-trick as hosts win Rugby World Cup opener

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Japan 38-19 Samoa: Kotaro Matsushima's last-gasp try seals key bonus point for World Cup hosts Hosts Japan returned to the summit of Pool A at the Rugby World Cup with a hard-fought 38-19 victory over Samoa in Toyota City....
14:56, 2019-10-05

Japan’s late bonus against Samoa from Kotaro Matsushima hurts Scotland • Hosts now have three wins and 14 points in Pool A• Qualification to be settled against Scotland next weekendKotaro Matsushima scored a bonus-point ...
16:12, 2019-10-05

‘The pressure is on Japan’: Russia seek upset in Rugby World Cup opener • ‘We’ll have enough adrenaline to raise the dead,’ says captain• Friday’s match, in Tokyo, set to be first of 48 sell-outsWhen Japan last played Rus...
13:16, 2019-09-19

Japan 19-12 Ireland: Hosts stun Irish with win that tops their Brighton Miracle at 2015 Rugby World Cup Japan stunned Ireland at the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa to maintain their winning start to Rugby World Cup and take control of Pool A....
11:24, 2019-09-28

England confirm Japan return in 2020 for two-match Test series against the Rugby World Cup hosts England will return to Japan for a two-Test series against the Rugby World Cup hosts next July, the RFU have confirmed....
13:48, 2019-11-08

Japan sure to be sensational Rugby World Cup hosts as New Zealand face South Africa on thrilling first weekend This will be a different sort of Rugby World Cup. We know that already, before a ball or body has been thrown in anger....
17:36, 2019-09-19

Rugby World Cup 2019: opening ceremony and Japan v Russia – live! Live updates from the first game and opening ceremonyRugby World Cup 2019: the full scheduleAnd you can get in touch with Luke via email or Twitter 1...
11:44, 2019-09-20

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan 30-10 Russia in the opening game – as it happened Kotaro Matsushima ran in a hat-trick as Japan kicked off their Rugby World Cup with a 30-10 victory against Russia in Tokyo 2.26pm BST Thank you for ...
16:00, 2019-09-20

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12:08, 2019-09-20

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15:20, 2019-09-20

Japan overcome dogged Russia to win opening Rugby World Cup match • Japan see off tiring Russia after early shock for World Cup hosts• Matsushima hat-trick seals victory after very shaky startThe first Rugby World C...
15:20, 2019-09-20

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12:56, 2019-10-09

Ireland vs Russia LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup as Ireland take on Russia in Kobe....
08:48, 2019-10-03

Japan vs Scotland LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup as Japan take on Scotland....
12:00, 2019-10-13

Japan vs Samoa LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as the hosts target a second straight win....
11:48, 2019-10-05

Japan ease past Russia after nervy Rugby World Cup start – video highlights Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick as hosts Japan got their World Cup campaign started with a 30-10 win against Russia.Underdogs Russia took an ear...
18:52, 2019-09-20

Japan vs Samoa LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule after England win Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as the hosts target a second straight win....
13:20, 2019-10-05

Japan vs Scotland result LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup as Japan take on Scotland....
15:36, 2019-10-13

Japan vs South Africa LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals as Japan take on South Africa in Tokyo....
11:20, 2019-10-20

Japan vs South Africa result LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after the Springboks advanced in Tokyo....
14:56, 2019-10-20

Wales vs Fiji LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, fixtures and schedule after Scotland thrash Russia Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as Wales take on Fiji....
12:56, 2019-10-09

Japan vs Samoa result LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule after England win Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as the hosts secured a third straight win against Samoa on Saturday....
14:56, 2019-10-05

Wales vs Fiji result LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, fixtures and schedule after Scotland thrash Russia Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as Wales booked a quarter-final spot with a 29-17 win over Fiji....
17:56, 2019-10-09

Efficient hosts Japan relish tackling rugby's biggest tournament The kilometre-long queue outside the Kitakyushu Stadium on Monday afternoon told you all you needed to know about how Japan will embrace this World C...
17:36, 2019-09-19

Scotland 61-0 Russia: George Horne scores hat-trick as Scots set up do-or-die Japan clash Scotland secured a bonus-point victory over Russia this morning to keep their Rugby World Cup journey alive, but their tournament future remains at t...
10:12, 2019-10-11

Scotland 66-0 Russia: George Horne scores hat-trick as Scots set up do-or-die Japan clash Scotland hammered Russia 61-0 as they claimed the crucial World Cup bonus-point win that tees up a do-or-die showdown with Japan on Sunday....
12:56, 2019-10-09

England vs South Africa: Ben Stokes stars as 2019 Cricket World Cup hosts win Oval opener by 104 runs England are off and running in their home World Cup. Not with a bang, or an outrageous struggle but with a workmanlike showing that was plenty good e...
19:00, 2019-05-30

Japan’s late bonus from Matsushima against Samoa hurts Scotland • Hosts now have three wins and 14 points in Pool A• Qualification to be settled against Scotland in final gameKotaro Matsushima scored a bonus-point...
20:24, 2019-10-05

Blaine Scully will lead USA into Rugby World Cup opener against England • Five changes to side that dispatched Canada this month• Eight players in squad attached to Premiership clubsCardiff wing Blaine Scully will lead th...
12:03, 2019-09-23

Take a bow: Rugby World Cup teams charm Japanese hosts by copying local custom All Blacks, Ireland and Wales win enthusiastic response from hosts with ‘gesture of respect’ to crowds after their gamesJapan’s rugby players have di...
06:00, 2019-09-26

England name strong team for Tonga Rugby World Cup opener as George Ford and Owen Farrell both start Eddie Jones will unleash a powerful and experienced England team – perhaps the strongest available to him – for a "ferocious battle" in their Rugby W...
08:24, 2019-09-20

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15:16, 2019-09-20

Scotland 61-0 Russia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Needing at least four tries against Russia to keep their World Cup hopes alive, a rampant Scotland ran in nine including a George Horne hat-trick 10....
11:36, 2019-10-09

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11:28, 2019-10-03

Russia 9-34 Samoa: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Rugby World Cup Pool A updates, kick-off 11.15am BSTHow they stand: fixtures, results and tablesGet in touch. Email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 1.23...
14:28, 2019-09-24

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14:32, 2019-10-03

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17:00, 2019-10-03

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11:53, 2019-09-24

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15:48, 2019-10-05

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14:52, 2019-10-12

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14:40, 2019-10-10

Super typhoon approaches Japan, some World Cup rugby matches canceled A super typhoon bore down on Japan on Thursday forcing the cancellation of two rugby World Cup matches and some transport, and threatening to disrupt...
11:52, 2019-10-10

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10:12, 2019-10-13

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07:04, 2019-09-29

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09:00, 2019-10-06

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15:52, 2019-10-12

Scotland 34-0 Samoa LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup as Scotland take on Samoa on Monday....
14:44, 2019-09-30

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10:32, 2019-09-30

Australia vs Wales LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, where the Wallabies return to action against Wales this morning....
08:44, 2019-09-29

South Africa vs Canada LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as South Africa take on Canada in Tuesday's only match....
09:24, 2019-10-08

New Zealand vs Canada LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup as New Zealand return to action against Canada in a Pool B contest in Oita....
09:28, 2019-10-02

Australia vs Wales as it happened: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, where the Wallabies return to action against Wales this morning....
12:24, 2019-09-29

Australia vs Georgia LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as Australia aim to top Pool D for the time being....
10:12, 2019-10-11

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12:44, 2019-10-20

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10:24, 2019-10-19

England vs New Zealand LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup semi-finals as England face New Zealand in Yokohama....
08:24, 2019-10-26

Australia vs Uruguay LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as Australia aim to bounce back following defeat to Wales last time o...
08:08, 2019-10-05

New Zealand vs Ireland LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results and fixtures after England win Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals as Ireland take on New Zealand in Tokyo....
12:08, 2019-10-19

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07:04, 2019-10-06

Georgia vs Fiji LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup as Georgia meet Fiji in Higashiosaka....
07:20, 2019-10-03

France vs Tonga LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Report: Japan secure last-gasp bonus point against Samoa Report: England beat 14-man Argentina to reach quarter-finals...
08:24, 2019-10-06

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09:20, 2019-10-20

England vs Argentina LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as England's tournament ramps up from here....
08:28, 2019-10-05

Ireland vs Samoa LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as Ireland aim to book their place in the quarter-finals....
10:24, 2019-10-12

Rugby World Cup game featuring Canadian team cancelled due to Japan typhoon World Rugby issued a statement saying an evacuation order remained in place in the Kamaishi area and there had been landslides and flooding in the vi...
02:32, 2019-10-13

Japan join the immortals with Rugby World Cup heroics... now England look to follow suit After hosts exit as heroes, Eddie Jones' men will need game of their lives to beat the All Blacks...
14:20, 2019-10-21

Japan marks shining moment at Rugby World Cup in wake of Typhoon Hagibis • Newspaper special editions rushed out in Tokyo after victory• Celebratory mood dampened by Typhoon Hagibis death tollJapan awoke on Monday morning,...
14:56, 2019-10-14

Rugby World Cup: England v France off and Japan v Scotland under threat from Typhoon Hagibis England top Pool C after final match called a 0-0 drawDecision on Scotland’s decisive game delayed until SundayItaly out after match with New Zealand...
11:16, 2019-10-10

Japan v South Africa: Rugby World Cup 2019, quarter-final – as it happened South Africa will face Wales in next weekend’s semi-final after an eventually convincing 26-3 victory Read Paul Rees’s match report from Tokyo 1.52pm...
15:24, 2019-10-20

Rugby World Cup: All Blacks cover up tattoos in Japan to tackle yakuza link With body ink associated with yakuza gangsters, New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup stars are happy to hide their artwork The All Blacks are gamely braving...
07:20, 2019-09-18

Bullish Japan rue absence of Johnny Sexton as they plot new Rugby World Cup upset Even before Johnny Sexton had been ruled out of Japan's clash with Ireland, the message coming out of the host nation's camp was loud and clear....
13:44, 2019-09-27

Japan Typhoon and Rugby World Cup 2019: What happens if England and Scotland fixtures are cancelled? World Rugby will hold an emergency press conference with tournament chiefs to to "provide an update relating to the anticipated impact of Typhoon Hag...
17:56, 2019-10-09

Japan v South Africa: Rugby World Cup 2019, quarter-final – live! Rugby World Cup updates as hosts tackle SpringboksRead our Japanese language MBM report of the game!Email your thoughts to Luke here or tweet him her...
12:52, 2019-10-20

Japan Typhoon Hagibis: Path, map and how weather affects Rugby World Cup 2019 Fans fear officials will be forced to cancel more Rugby World Cup matches as Typhoon Hagibis wreaks havoc across the Pacific Ocean....
19:32, 2019-10-10

Japan fans celebrate wildly after stunning Ireland in Rugby World Cup – video Rugby unin fans across Japan celebrated wildly after their side's stunning World Cup win against Ireland. The World Cup hosts beat the No 2-ranked Ir...
16:16, 2019-09-28

South Africa vs Canada result LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan after South Africa boooked their place in the last eight....
14:20, 2019-10-08

England vs Argentina LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule after Australia win Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as England's tournament ramps up from here....
10:04, 2019-10-05

Australia vs Georgia result LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as Australia aim to top Pool D for the time being....
09:48, 2019-10-11

South Africa vs Italy result LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan after the Springboks crushed Italy at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Frida...
14:52, 2019-10-04

Australia vs Uruguay result LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as Australia aim to bounce back following defeat to Wales last time o...
07:12, 2019-10-05

Wales vs South Africa LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup semi-finals as Wales take on South Africa....
09:12, 2019-10-27

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14:40, 2019-10-19

South Africa vs Italy LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 latest scores, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as the Springboks take on Italy at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Friday's...
09:48, 2019-10-04

Rugby World Cup: Ireland 35-0 victors over Russia and Fiji dominate Georgia – video highlights Ireland's World Cup journey is back on track, after Joe Schmidt's side beat Russia 35-0 in Pool A and secured an important bonus point. Despite the s...
17:00, 2019-10-03

Scotland vs Japan latest: Will Rugby World Cup pool decider be moved due to Typhoon Hagibis? Scotland need a bonus-point victory over Japan to be certain of a place in the last eight of the Rugby World Cup....
16:36, 2019-10-12

Rugby World Cup: Japan defeat Scotland, Wales stutter against Uruguay – video highlights Scotland are out of the Rugby World Cup after a stunning 28-21 win by hosts Japan in Yokohama booked a quarter-final against South Africa. Japan were...
17:24, 2019-10-13

Prince Harry to make first official visit to Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final Prince Harry is set to visit Japan Saturday for the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final between England and South Africa, his first official visit there. ...
15:36, 2019-11-01

Rugby World Cup: tournament in question as Japan braces for super Typhoon Hagibis – live Pool deciders under threat from one of most violent super typhoons in recent history England v France and Japan v Scotland could be affectedFull stor...
04:48, 2019-10-10

Scotland vs Japan latest: What happens if Rugby World Cup pool decider is cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis? Scotland need a bonus-point victory over Japan to be certain of a place in the last eight of the Rugby World Cup....
15:52, 2019-10-12

Rugby World Cup: England v France cancelled and Japan v Scotland under threat from Typhoon Hagibis England top Pool C after final match called a 0-0 drawDecision on Scotland’s decisive game delayed until SundayItaly out after match with New Zealand...
11:00, 2019-10-10

England to name Rugby World Cup squad today: Eddie Jones to confirm 31-man roster for Japan Eddie Jones will today name his 31-man England squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan – despite the deadline being nearly a month away....
08:24, 2019-08-12

Pool A as it stands: Japan and Scotland battle for Rugby World Cup quarter-final spot Japan and Scotland battle it out with one side progressing to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals - and the other heading home....
14:00, 2019-10-13

Rugby World Cup: Wales survive Fiji scare as Scotland put nine past Russia - video highlights Wales came from 10-0 down to defeat Fiji 29-17 and book their place in the quarter-finals, Scotland set up an eliminator against Japan after routing ...
16:36, 2019-10-09

Rugby World Cup news 2019 LIVE: England team latest and build-up to first game in Japan The 2019 Rugby World Cup is almost upon us, with Friday's tournament opener between hosts Japan and minnows Russia in Tokyo now tantalisingly close....
10:48, 2019-09-17

Rugby World Cup opening ceremony 2019 LIVE: Japan launch RWC with celebration of ancient culture A sold-out Tokyo Stadium will be treated to a celebration of both modern and ancient Japanese culture during the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony thi...
09:28, 2019-09-20

Rugby World Cup: England and New Zealand games cancelled as Japan braces for super typhoon – as it happened England v France off due to typhoon’s ‘significant impact’Decision on Scotland v Japan to be made on SundayNew Zealand v Italy also cancelled 5.30am ...
10:16, 2019-10-10

Prince Harry, sans Meghan, makes first official visit to Japan for Rugby World Cup Final Prince Harry arrived in Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final between England and South Africa. His wife, Duchess Meghan, did not join him.  ...
15:08, 2019-11-02

Rugby World Cup: England-France match called off as Super Typhoon Hagibis approaches Japan England's Rugby World Cup group decider against France has been cancelled as a super typhoon approaches Japan....
05:52, 2019-10-10

Rugby World Cup: Wales edge France and South Africa beat Japan – video highlights Wales booked their place in the semi-finals after they squeezed past a 14-man French side after Sébastien Vahaamahina was dismissed for an elbow in t...
16:16, 2019-10-20

Rugby World Cup 2019 results LIVE: Ireland vs Russia, Georgia vs Fiji plus England team news Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as we head towards the business end of the pool stage....
07:20, 2019-10-03

Scotland vs Japan ON: Pool A decider to go ahead with fans advised to arrive early for Rugby World Cup clash The crunch Rugby World Cup clash between hosts Japan and Scotland will go ahead as scheduled this evening in Yokohama following Saturday's lashing of...
06:20, 2019-10-13

Rugby World Cup wall chart 2019: Fixtures and schedule as England plot route to glory in Japan England will begin their Rugby World Cup campaign against Tonga on Sunday with the chief aim of banishing memories of four years ago....
11:52, 2019-09-19

Prince Harry to watch England play South Africa in Rugby World Cup 2019 final in Japan Prince Harry will attend the Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa, Buckingham Palace has said....
21:24, 2019-10-28

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has big ideas how to stop Japan in Rugby World Cup quarter-final tie There was no mistaking South Africa's intentions as they named their team to face Japan on Sunday a day early: utter forward domination....
11:44, 2019-10-17

Tokyo typhoon sees England rugby World Cup squad to be held on plane for two hours after landing in Japan England's Rugby World Cup squad have landed in Japan amidst the typhoon that battered Tokyo overnight....
10:44, 2019-09-09

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa vs Namibia after Japan stun Ireland, Argentina beat Tonga Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, where Japan face Ireland in today's second match....
12:48, 2019-09-28

Typhoon Hagibis Japan: England vs France Rugby World Cup match under threat as tropical storm closes in Fears over the final weekend of Rugby World Cup pool action intensified today as 'super typhoon' Hagibis continued on its course to Tokyo, which has ...
17:56, 2019-10-09

England vs France match called OFF as Super Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan's Rugby World Cup New Zealand's final group game against Canada is also cancelled Scotland v Japan on Sunday is threatened as well...
09:40, 2019-10-10

Typhoon Hagibis path update: Biggest rainfall in 60 years set to hit Japan as Rugby World Cup matches cancelled The biggest rainfall in 60 years is set to hit Japan as Typhoon Hagibis closes in on the island nation....
10:00, 2019-10-11

Rugby World Cup 2019 results LIVE: Ireland vs Russia, Fiji thrash Georgia plus England team news Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as we head towards the business end of the pool stage....
10:20, 2019-10-03

Japan vs South Africa, 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final: Prediction, lineups, odds, live stream, TV, h2h Host nation Japan have a tall order ahead if they are to continue their World Cup fairytale as they meet South Africa for a place in the last four in...
21:52, 2019-10-15

Rugby World Cup 2019 results LIVE: Ireland beat Russia, Fiji thrash Georgia plus England team news Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan as we head towards the business end of the pool stage....
14:52, 2019-10-03

Hosts Egypt beat Zimbabwe in AFCON opener Egypt have started their Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe. Dominant for much of the match, the favorites struggled to break down ou...
00:56, 2019-06-22

England fly on 'Sweet Chariot' to Japan for 2019 Rugby World Cup England have set off for Japan as they bid to win the Rugby World Cup for the second time....
21:20, 2019-09-08

Japan vs Ireland LIVE: Rugby World Cup 2019 live commentary stream, results, fixtures and schedule Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, where Japan face Ireland in today's second match....
07:44, 2019-09-28

Rookie Collier scores 27, Lynx drop Sky 89-71 in opener MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier scored 27 points, the second most in WNBA history by a rookie in her debut, and the new-look Minnesota Lynx pulle...
05:44, 2019-05-26

Wallabies name mixed bag for Rugby Championship opener in South Africa Isi Naisarani named to make international debutJames Slipper to make his return to Test rugbyThe Wallabies have covered all bases in their side to fa...
11:08, 2019-07-18

Russia hosts feuding Afghan factions for talks MOSCOW (AP) — The Taliban and other Afghan factions have wrapped another round of talks in Moscow to discuss peace settlement. The negotiations follo...
14:04, 2019-05-30

Russia hosts Taliban delegation following collapse of US talks Insurgent group visits Moscow days after after Donald Trump declares US negotiations with Afghan group ‘dead’A Taliban delegation has held talks with...
05:12, 2019-09-15

Rugby: Tattooed Samoans don skin suits to avoid offending Japanese hosts Samoan players will wear their hearts on their sleeves - but keep traditional Pacific islander tattoos under wraps with skin suits during the World C...
15:12, 2019-09-17

Rugby - Tattooed Samoans don skin suits to avoid offending Japanese hosts Samoan players will wear their hearts on their sleeves - but keep traditional Pacific islander tattoos under wraps with skin suits during the World C...
14:52, 2019-09-17

Rugby- Tattooed Samoans don skin suits to avoid offending Japanese hosts Samoan players will wear their hearts on their sleeves - but keep traditional Pacific islander tattoos under wraps with skin suits during the World C...
13:52, 2019-09-17

Premier League fixtures, results, TV schedule, scores: Liverpool hosts Leicester City in Matchweek 8 Keep in touch with dates and start times for every match as the Premier League season kicks into high gear...
17:04, 2019-10-04

South Africa to face Wales in semi-final after grinding down hosts Japan • Springboks into last four of Rugby World Cup• Makazole Mapimpi scores two tries for visitorsThere was never a chance of 2015 repeating itself as So...
14:48, 2019-10-20

Rugby World Cup Final: One last push and England's band of warriors can achieve a slice of rugby heaven In western culture, when we talk about climbing a mountain, the language is of conquering it — and we stick a flag on the top to prove it....
13:28, 2019-11-01

Typhoon Hagibis latest: Canada rugby players take to streets to help recovery efforts after Rugby World Cup match cancelled Canada players have helped with typhoon recovery efforts in Japan after their World Cup match against Namibia was called off due to safety concerns....
12:48, 2019-10-13

Rugby World Cup final 2019: Date, time, tickets and previous winners of rugby's biggest prize The Rugby World Cup is well and truly underway, with the games now entering the second round of fixtures....
01:16, 2019-09-25

Divock Origi goal: Watch as Liverpool's stand-in striker scores Champions League opener vs Barcelona Liverpool striker Divock Origi, the man tasked with replacing the injured duo of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, put the Reds ahead after just sev...
21:36, 2019-05-07

Japan 28-21 Scotland: Hosts fend off Scottish fightback in thriller to set up quarter-final clash with South Africa To even travel to this game, for so long a standout fixture of this World Cup pool stage, under perfect blue skies made it easy to forget all that we...
15:00, 2019-10-13

Former England rugby union player Christian Wade scores on first NFL touch Ex-England rugby union international scores on first carryBills open preseason with 24-16 win over Indianapolis ColtsFormer England rugby union inter...
23:28, 2019-08-09

Russia’s Putin scores 8 goals in exhibition hockey game MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin scored eight goals in an exhibition ice-hockey game with former NHL players. The Russian leader took t...
19:20, 2019-05-10

England rugby fan books flights to Tokyo for Rugby World Cup Final while 'five pints down' A rugby fan who booked flights to Tokyo "four or five pints down" after watching England rugby's win over New Zealand rugby is preparing to arrive in...
13:16, 2019-10-28

Former rugby star Christian Wade scores 65-yard touchdown on first NFL play for the Buffalo Bills Former England rugby wing Christian Wade marked his NFL debut overnight by scoring a 65-yard touchdown with his first touch of the ball....
10:12, 2019-08-09

The Challenge: Japan Skins is coming - and rugby stars are on board "GOLFTV has added an exciting new dimension to the inaugural The Challenge: Japan Skins to finalise its plans for the event, which takes place on Oct...
13:08, 2019-10-18

Russia Today puts Japan on the map, where New Zealand should be New channel apologises to New Zealanders for map mix-up that also labelled Papua New Guinea as South KoreaRussian news channel RT has apologised for ...
08:20, 2019-08-24

Japan, Russia accuse each other of military buildups TOKYO (AP) — Russia and Japan have accused each other of military buildups as their foreign and defense ministers met in Tokyo for talks that failed ...
15:52, 2019-05-30

Alexis Sánchez scores first goal since January as Chile beat Japan I have felt worse than ever, says Manchester United forwardReigning champions start Copa América campaign with winAlexis Sánchez scored his first goa...
12:24, 2019-06-18

Netherlands’ Lieke Martens scores last-minute penalty to eliminate Japan Refereeing was again in the spotlight as a controversial late penalty put the Netherlands into a quarter-final against Italy at the expense of a Japa...
23:36, 2019-06-25

History makers: the origins of Japan’s 150-year love affair with rugby Japan has been enjoying rugby long before the World Cup arrives on its shores but its history is blurred by urban mythsOn 31 March 2016, an urgent ca...
13:04, 2019-09-14

Rugby: Octopuses predict Japan will beat Ireland but not reach knockouts Two octopuses in Obira, on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, have predicted the hosts of the Rugby World Cup will not progress from their poo...
12:48, 2019-09-13

Wallaroos thrash Japan to secure comfortable rugby Test series win Australia beat Japan 46-3 at North Sydney OvalCaptain and No 8 Grace Hamilton scores hat-trick Australia completed a predictable series sweep of Japa...
00:40, 2019-07-20

High fives and Guinness as Japan celebrates latest rugby shock Delight as host nation’s win over Ireland lights up the World CupIn the end, as ecstatic Japanese rugby fans celebrated their team’s first victory ov...
00:40, 2019-09-29

Japan and Russia accuse one another of dangerous military buildup The accusations have been leveled at a meeting between foreign and defense ministers in Tokyo. At dispute are islands both countries claim as their o...
23:20, 2019-05-30

Women outperform men after Japan medical school stops rigging exam scores Juntendo University says abolishing unfair treatment of women is behind rise in entrance exam scoresWomen have outperformed their male counterparts i...
06:32, 2019-06-19

Scottish Rugby boss calls for 24-hour delay to Japan match – video Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson has asked World Rugby to postpone their pivotal Pool A encounter against host nation Japan by 24 hours rat...
17:52, 2019-10-11

Typhoon Hagibis threatens Japan, leads to flight and rugby match cancellations The approaching typhoon is spreading fear especially in Chiba, near Tokyo, which was hit by Typhoon Faxai last month....
21:00, 2019-10-10

Uruguay rugby players questioned by police over alleged nightclub assault in Japan The two unnamed players also allegedly punched walls Organising committee says both have expressed regretPolice in Japan have questioned two Uruguay ...
05:32, 2019-10-17

Japan and Russia are about to fire a pair of spacecraft to the International Space Station The International Space Station is always a busy place. Astronauts aboard the orbiting laboratory perform experiments, make observations, and carry o...
20:56, 2019-09-24

'World class' Kolbe returns for South Africa in Rugby World Cup final Return of winger the only change to Springboks squadRassie Erasmus sticks with huge pack for England gameRassie Erasmus said his players would leave ...
04:12, 2019-10-31

US loses Under-20 World Cup opener 2-1 to Ukraine Denys Popov scored on a header off a corner kick in the 51st minute, and Ukraine beat the United States 2-1 Friday at Bielsko Biala, Poland, in the A...
00:12, 2019-05-25

Japan rugby team wade through flooded Tokyo stadium ahead of training for crunch Scotland clash The Japan rugby team were forced to wade through a flooded Prince Chichibu Stadium in Tokyo ahead training on Saturday morning....
12:40, 2019-10-12

World Cup referees will not ‘lay down a marker’ with reds, says World Rugby • Tournament organisers play down fears of flurry of cards• Weather threatens Scotland v Ireland opener in YokohamaWorld Cup organisers have insisted...
17:12, 2019-09-16

Sauerbrunn out for World Cup opener with quad injury REIMS, France (AP) — Becky Sauerbrunn was not in the U.S. national team’s starting lineup for its Women’s World Cup opener against Thaila...
20:56, 2019-06-11

Look: South Carolina hosts World Grits Festival The World Grits Festival in South Carolina featured an eating contest for the traditional breakfast food in addition to a "Rolling in the Grits" cont...
18:00, 2019-04-16

Ireland 35-0 Russia: Key bonus point sealed as Joe Schmidt's men recover from shock Japan loss Ireland recovered from their shock defeat by hosts Japan as they secured a key bonus point in a comfortable World Cup win over Pool A minnows Russia....
14:20, 2019-10-03

The U.S. Sends a Message With 13-0 Rout of Thailand in World Cup Opener The No. 1-ranked U.S. team overwhelmed Thailand in its opening match, 13-0, setting a World Cup record for winning margin....
04:32, 2019-06-12

Boomers win Basketball World Cup opener against Canada – video The Australian national team opened their Fiba World Cup campaign with a 108-92 win in Dongguan. The win came as the Boomers' star centre, Andrew Bo...
05:44, 2019-09-02

Marta to miss Brazil's World Cup opener against Jamaica "Brazil forward Marta will not start her team\u0027s opening game against Jamaica at the women\u0027s World Cup on Sunday because of a thigh problem,...
16:28, 2019-06-08

Australia weather Fijian storm to win World Cup opener "Twice champions Australia survived an almighty scare in their World Cup Pool D opener against Fiji on Saturday as they fought back from nine points ...
16:04, 2019-09-21

New Jersey wins Little League World Series opener When you say you’re Mr. Cool, well, you better be Mr. Cool when the moment calls for it. Jayden Capindica is Mr. Cool. Capindica’s glove and bat boos...
08:08, 2019-08-17

Wallabies go with Pocock-Hooper combination for World Cup opener ‘Pooper’ combination to start against Fiji in SapporoLukhan Salakai-Loto demoted to benchWallabies captain Michael Hooper will be reunited with David...
05:16, 2019-09-19

USA emerge as World Cup favorites as hosts France crack under pressure The US are two wins away from repeating as World Cup champions after a night where head coach Jill Ellis pushed all the right buttonsMegan Rapinoe ho...
16:52, 2019-06-29

Hosts France enjoy blistering start in Women’s World Cup "Women’s World Cup 2019 – Group A, Parc des Princes, Paris – France 4 (E. Le Sommer 9\u0027, W. Renard 35\u0027, 45\u0027, A. Henry 85\u0027) South K...
23:04, 2019-06-07

Wales 43-14 Georgia: Welsh put Rob Howley saga behind them with six-try win in World Cup opener Wales put a tough week behind them to start their World Cup in fine fashion – scoring six tries to see off Georgia 43-14....
14:24, 2019-09-23

England’s Joe Cokanasiga and Mark Wilson are doubts for World Cup opener • Both players miss full training in Japan with knee injuries• Jamie Ritchie to miss Scotland’s opener against IrelandJoe Cokanasiga and Mark Wilson ...
13:04, 2019-09-15

Phil Neville calls for bravery in World Cup opener against Scotland England’s manager wants his side to take risks in an intriguing World Cup opener in NicePhil Neville takes his seat at a near-deserted beachside rest...
23:44, 2019-06-08

Alex Morgan, USWNT never stopped scoring in World Cup opener The US Women’s National Team, it turns out, is pretty good at this soccer thing. Good enough to cover the spread … of an American footbal...
23:04, 2019-06-11

Ford, Farrell named as England go strong for World Cup opener England coach Eddie Jones selects first-choice side‘The focus has been about getting right for Tonga’George Ford and Owen Farrell have been named tog...
06:04, 2019-09-20

Gotta catch 'em all: Washington hosts Pokémon World Championships More than 7,500 people are expected to attend the 2019 Pokémon World Championships in Washington this weekend.      ...
22:48, 2019-08-18

'The View' hosts find something to agree on, claim there's 'obviously sexism' in women's World Cup pay The hosts of ABC's "The View" found themselves all in agreement on Monday about the state of inequality in sports, following the U.S. women's soccer ...
22:00, 2019-07-08

England 90 Samoa 24: Netball World Cup hosts maintain 100 per cent record England maintained their 100 per cent record at the Netball World Cup with a dominant 90-24 victory over Samoa on Sunday....
14:00, 2019-07-14

Late-night hosts take swings at Trump getting booed at the World Series Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers poked fun at President Trump Oct. 28 after he was jeered by fans at Game 5 of the World S...
14:28, 2019-10-29

England's Ben Stokes Makes An Absurd Catch In Cricket World Cup Opener This year’s Cricket World Cup opened in London on Thursday, with hosts England facing off against South Africa. That’s where England all-rounder Ben ...
20:20, 2019-05-31

South Africa stick to winning formula for World Cup opener against All Blacks Springboks unchanged from last outing against JapanRassie Erasmus expects tight encounter in YokohamaSouth Africa’s head coach Rassie Erasmus has pic...
09:41, 2019-09-18

England v South Africa: Cricket World Cup 2019 opener – live! Cricket World Cup updates from the opening game at the OvalListen and subscribe to our new podcast … The SpinAnd feel free to email rob.smyth@theguar...
10:48, 2019-05-30

England's Lionesses break UK TV viewing record with World Cup opener England's World Cup victory over Scotland on Sunday was the UK's most watched women's football game of all time....
12:40, 2019-06-10

England win the Cricket World Cup! Hosts see off New Zealand as Lord's final goes to super over England are men's Cricket World Cup champions for the first time, and in the most thrilling fashion imaginable in as the tournament's greatest ever f...
21:00, 2019-07-14

England vs Pakistan: Hosts stunned by 14-run World Cup defeat despite Joe Root and Jos Buttler centuries England beat Pakistan four times in four matches over nine days just before this World Cup began. They then lived up to their status as tournament fa...
11:12, 2019-06-04

England 57 Ireland 15: Hosts display World Cup credentials with stunning eight-try rout at Twickenham England displayed their World Cup credentials with a devastating 57-15 destruction of Ireland in their penultimate warm-up clash at Twickenham....
19:16, 2019-08-24

England vs Australia: Cricket World Cup hosts suffer injury scares in warm-up England's Cricket World Cup warm-up against Australia got off to a concerning start, with pacemen Mark Wood and Jofra Archer suffering injury scares ...
13:24, 2019-05-25

Astros lose World Series opener to Nats after sordid week off the field As one of the finest pitchers in Major League Baseball lost for the first time since 22 May, the fallout lingered from a distasteful off-field episod...
06:36, 2019-10-23

Women's World Cup: Germany's young guns ready to fire in opener against China Germany get their World Cup campaign underway against China in Rennes on Saturday. But with 15 players making their World Cup debuts in a young squad...
20:36, 2019-06-07

England cruise to emphatic 4-0 series win against Pakistan as hosts finish World Cup preparations in style England romped to a 4-0 series victory over Pakistan and will arrive at a rare home World Cup in the even rarer position of favourites....
20:00, 2019-05-19

D-Day 75th anniversary: Theresa May to highlight importance of western alliance as she hosts world leaders Theresa May is to call for continued Western unity in tackling "new and evolving security threats" as she commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day....
00:56, 2019-06-05

England reach Cricket World Cup final! Hosts thrash Australia to set up New Zealand showdown England have reached their first Cricket World Cup final in 27 years after beating Australia in Thursday's semi-final clash....
18:16, 2019-07-11

England vs Australia: World Cup hosts' hopes hinge on stopping Mitchell Starc In a World Cup memorable for its quality fast bowling, one quick has stood above the rest. To make Sunday's final, England have no choice but to over...
13:28, 2019-07-09

England win Cricket World Cup celebrations: Pictures from Lord's as hosts beat New Zealand England have beaten New Zealand to win the Cricket World Cup in one of the most extraordinary sporting finales of all time....
21:16, 2019-07-14

France vs. South Korea score: 2019 Women's World Cup hosts kick off tournament with a bang The tournament hosts got the party started in a big way in Paris against South Korea, cruising to a 4-0 win...
23:48, 2019-06-07

England Cricket World Cup squad announcement LIVE: Hosts to confirm final 15-man group for tournament England are set to announce their final 15-man squad for this summer's Cricket World Cup on Tuesday morning....
09:52, 2019-05-21

England vs South Africa – LIVE: Latest score from Cricket World Cup 2019 opener at The Oval England's bid for a first ever Cricket World Cup triumph finally gets underway this morning when they host South Africa at The Oval in the tournament...
08:12, 2019-05-30

England handed boost for World Cup opener as South African quick Dale Steyn ruled out Fast bowler Dale Steyn had been ruled out of South Africa's Cricket World Cup opener against England on Thursday....
15:20, 2019-05-28

England team news: Mark Wood passed fit for Cricket World Cup opener against South Africa Mark Wood has been passed fit for England's Cricket World Cup opener against South Africa on Thursday....
11:04, 2019-05-27

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen hits out at Springboks for piling pressure on referee ahead of World Cup opener All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has accused his South Africa counterpart Rassie Erasmus of putting undue pressure on referee Jerome Garces in an escala...
15:52, 2019-09-19

Washington Nationals beat Houston Astros in World Series opener as Juan Soto gets the better of Gerrit Cole World Series favourites the Houston Astros suffered an opening night defeat to the Washington Nationals in the first game of the best-of-seven series...
09:16, 2019-10-23

England 35-3 Tonga: Manu Tuilagi notches brace as bonus point sealed late on in World Cup opener England are off and away at the Rugby World Cup with a win over Tonga and a hard-fought bonus point to boot....
14:32, 2019-09-22

France vs. South Korea score, live updates: Women's World Cup hosts in full control thanks to Wendie Renard brace France scored three goals in the opening 45 minutes of the first match of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup...
22:04, 2019-06-07

Lloyd scores 2 and the US downs Chile 3-0 at the World Cup PARIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals for the United Stated in a somewhat subdued 3-0 victory over Chile that advanced the defending Women&...
20:36, 2019-06-16

Reyna scores 5th goal as US qualifies for Under-17 World Cup BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Gio Reyna, a son of former U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna, scored his fifth goal of the tournament as the Americans ...
23:08, 2019-05-12

USA men could be rugby world champions this weekend – no, really Earn three more points than Fiji in Paris and Mike Friday, Perry Baker and the rest of the Eagles will be in sevens heavenIf the USA men’s sevens tea...
07:40, 2019-06-01

Are Rugby World Cup 2019 tickets still available? How do I get them? The 2019 Rugby World Cup is nearly here with Friday's curtain raiser between Japan and Russia now just days away....
14:36, 2019-09-16

Thailand scores 1st World Cup goal in 5-1 loss to Sweden NICE, France (AP) — Thailand finally found something to celebrate after a humiliating start to the Women’s World Cup. It was just a single goal...
17:56, 2019-06-16

Rugby World Cup referees admit they have not been good enough World Rugby statement follows several high-profile incidents‘Performances were not consistently of the standards set’World Rugby has issued an extrao...
14:28, 2019-09-24

Rugby World Cup 2019 - complete preview "Everything you need to know ahead of the Rugby World Cup as New Zealand aim to retain the trophy."...
20:00, 2019-09-19

Rugby World Cup 2019: France v USA – live! Updates from the Pool C game, 8.45am BST kick-offRugby World Cup fixtures, results and tablesGet in touch! Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 7.56am ...
09:12, 2019-10-02

Referes Owens and Barnes to appear at 4th Rugby World Cup DUBLIN (AP) — Welsh referee Nigel Owens will have a chance to control his second Rugby World Cup final after making the 12-man list on Tuesday for th...
13:24, 2019-05-07

All change for England in second Rugby World Cup game against USA • Four-day gap means chance for those who missed Tonga game• England will have one training session between matchesBen Youngs and Dan Cole are set to...
23:44, 2019-09-23

New Zealand take third place at Rugby World Cup with six-try win over Wales "The All Blacks bid farewell to coach Steve Hansen and captain Kieran Read with a 40-17 victory over Wales to take third place at the Rugby World Cup...
13:56, 2019-11-01

Rugby World Cup 2019: USA team guide The good news? This is the strongest US team ever to go to a World Cup. The bad news? They’ve been handed their toughest ever draw Continue reading.....
14:16, 2019-09-15

England 45-7 USA: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened England steamrollered the USA in Kobe in a game that saw eight tries and one red card 2.06pm BST And with that, I’m gone. Those were 78 impressive mi...
16:12, 2019-09-26

Argentina sign off from Rugby World Cup with convincing win over US South Americans brush aside US 47-17Argentina score seven tries in KumagayaArgentina’s backline cut loose for the first time at the Rugby World Cup a...
09:12, 2019-10-09

Argentina v USA: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Minute-by-minute updates from the Pool C game in KumagayaHow they stand: World Cup fixtures, tables and resultsEmail Lee with your thoughts or tweet ...
06:28, 2019-10-09

England v USA: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Rugby World Cup updates from the game in KobeLatest tables, fixtures and results from Japan 2019And you can mail Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.48a...
11:56, 2019-09-26

Rugby World Cup 2019: France 33-9 USA – as it happened France were just three points ahead with 20 minutes to go after an inconsistent, ill-disciplined display but found another gear to seal a bonus-point...
12:56, 2019-10-02

Rugby World Cup 2019: France 33-9 USA – live! Updates from the Pool C game, 8.45am BST kick-offRugby World Cup fixtures, results and tablesGet in touch! Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 10.35am...
11:56, 2019-10-02

USA 19-31 Tonga: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Tonga scored a fourth try with the last play of the game to secure a bonus point, while the USA leave the World Cup without a point 8.52am BST So tha...
10:00, 2019-10-13

Large Norwegian Teen Scores Nine Goals In One Game In U-20 World Cup This is Erling Braut Håland. The 6-foot-3 Norwegian is 18 years old, and he looks like a lock to be cast as Thor in the certainly forthcoming Teen Av...
23:44, 2019-05-30

Gwinn scores as Germany beats China 1-0 at Women’s World Cup RENNES, France (AP) — Giulia Gwinn scored a second-half winner as two-time champion Germany opened its Women’s World Cup campaign by beating Ch...
17:24, 2019-06-08

Mewis scores two as US start World Cup warm-ups with win over South Africa Samantha Mewis scores twice in USWNT’s 3-0 win Carli Lloyd’s late goal takes her to fourth on all-time listSamantha Mewis scored goals in both halves...
01:12, 2019-05-13

Fiji v Uruguay: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Minute-by-minute report: All the action as it happened as Uruguay defeat Fiji in an historic day for South American rugby. 8.35am BST Well, that’s i...
10:24, 2019-09-25

Wallabies v Samoa: Rugby World Cup warm-up – live! Updates from the match in Parramatta All Blacks thrash Tonga in warm-upAny thoughts? Email or tweet @rrjparkin 11.27am BST 40 min: An injury concern ...
12:44, 2019-09-07

Rugby World Cup 2019: Guardian writers’ predictions New Zealand still formidable, Fiji to prove tricky opponents with Semi Radradra turning on the power: our pundits set out their forecasts for the tou...
16:24, 2019-09-19

France 23-21 Argentina: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from the 4.15pm (local) Group C game in TokyoAustralia overcome Fiji fright | New Zealand v South Africa!Get in touch! Email or tweet @rrjpar...
11:20, 2019-09-21

England 57-15 Ireland: Rugby World Cup warm-up – live! Updates from the 3pm BST kick-off at TwickenhamScotland edge to comeback victory against FranceAnd you can email Lee here or tweet at @bloodandmud 4....
18:12, 2019-08-24

Rugby World Cup 2019: five things to look out for in the knockout stage Tighter matches and record TV viewing figures will be evident as the World Cup jamboree approaches its crunch stageUnsightly thrashings by the vastly...
18:52, 2019-10-18

Rise of MLR gives US rugby reason to be cheerful despite World Cup blank Japan’s stunning success as World Cup hosts show the Eagles what might await if their own domestic league takes root Gary Gold is softly spoken at th...
10:52, 2019-10-14

Fiji v Uruguay: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from the Pool D game in Kamaishi Any thoughts? Email or tweet @bloodandmudScott Fardy on rugby in tsunami-hit Kamaishi 5.54am BST Ref issuesT...
07:20, 2019-09-25

Italy v Canada: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from the 8.45am BST kick-off in FukuokaHow Canada almost became a world rugby powerGet in touch! Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 5.32pm BS...
09:04, 2019-09-26

England v Ireland: Rugby World Cup warm-up – live! Updates from the 3pm BST kick-off at TwickenhamDave Alred: ‘We’re breeding robots who want to smash walls down’And you can email Lee here or tweet at...
15:20, 2019-08-24

Italy 48-7 Canada: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened The Azzuri ran in seven tries as they outclassed Canada, who paid the price for missed first-half chances in Fukuoka 11.03am BST Here’s our report fr...
12:48, 2019-09-26

Australia v Uruguay: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from the Pool D game in OitaAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Richard or tweet him with your thoughts on the match 5.40am ...
07:00, 2019-10-05

England 57-15 Ireland: Rugby World Cup warm-up – as it happened All the updates as England brutally swept Ireland aside in the Rugby World Cup warm-up at Twickenham 7.23pm BST Related: Battered Ireland leave Twic...
20:56, 2019-08-24

Argentina v Tonga: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Follow all the action from Higashiosaka CityAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Lee or tweet him with your thoughts on the game 7.20...
06:16, 2019-09-28

Italy 48-7 Canada: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from the 8.45am BST kick-off in FukuokaLatest tables, fixtures and results from Japan 2019Get in touch! Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 10...
11:56, 2019-09-26

Fiji 27-30 Uruguay: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Minute-by-minute report: All the action as it happened as Uruguay defeat Fiji in an historic day for South American rugby. 8.35am BST Well, that’s i...
12:40, 2019-09-25

New Zealand Rugby World Cup fixtures: Their possible route to the final New Zealand will face Ireland in the quarter-finals later this month after winning their pool....
17:52, 2019-10-14

Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand v Canada – live! Updates from the Pool B game in OitaRugby World Cup fixtures, results and tablesGet in touch! Email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.21am BST Hello w...
11:36, 2019-10-02

France v Argentina: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from the 4.15pm (local) Group C game in TokyoAustralia overcome big scare from Fiji in their openerGet in touch! Email or tweet @rrjparkin 8....
09:24, 2019-09-21

Wallabies v Samoa: Rugby World Cup warm-up – as it happened Australia win their final pre-World Cup hit-out, injury-freeAll Blacks thrash Tonga in warm-up 12.52pm BST Michael Cheika was asked at half-time what...
15:08, 2019-09-07

Australia 39-21 Fiji: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Australia 39-21 FijiWallabies open Pool D with a come-from-behind win 7.54am BST So, it’s one from one in Pool D for Australia, as they start their n...
09:24, 2019-09-21

All Blacks thrash Tonga in Rugby World Cup warm-up New Zealand score 14 tries in 92-7 rout of TongaAll Blacks open Cup campaign against ProteasRookie winger George Bridge scored four tries as the All ...
07:16, 2019-09-07

Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand 63-0 Canada – as it happened New Zealand scored nine tries and came close to a few more in a vicious thwacking of an outclassed Canada 1.38pm BST And with that, I’ll be off to to...
15:40, 2019-10-02

Australia v Fiji: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from the Wallabies’ opening gameAny thoughts? Email or tweet @rrjparkin 5.15am BST With a flurry of pomp and pageantry the Rugby World Cup is...
06:36, 2019-09-21

Australia 25-29 Wales: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Wales held a 23-8 lead at half-time but Australia rallied in the second half and just fell short, earning a losing point 10.58am BST For the Welsh, p...
12:12, 2019-09-29

England 35-3 Tonga: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Manu Tuilagi was back to his best, scoring two tries, in a solid but unspectacular victory for EnglandRead Robert Kitson’s match report from Sapporo ...
14:48, 2019-09-22

France 23-21 Argentina: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened France survive late Pumas revival to edge pool C openerAustralia overcome Fiji fright | New Zealand v South Africa! 10.33am BST Where to even begin w...
11:40, 2019-09-21

Scotland 34-0 Samoa: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Scotland got the bonus-point win they so badly needed to get their World Cup campaign back on track on Kobe 1.51pm BST Right then, that’ll be me. It’...
14:56, 2019-09-30

Italy v Namibia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Live updates from the Pool B clash in HanazonoPool B: New Zealand stand firm in heavyweight thrillerSend your thoughts to Geoff on email or on Twitte...
06:48, 2019-09-22

Rugby World Cup: Wales aim to put Howley saga to bed against Georgia Gatland hands Aaron Wainwright World Cup debutWelsh preparations hit by attack coach’s departureWarren Gatland has handed rookie flanker Aaron Wainwr...
10:52, 2019-09-21

Italy 47-22 Namibia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Live updates from the Pool B clash in HanazonoPool B: New Zealand stand firm in heavyweight thrillerSend your thoughts to Geoff on email or on Twitte...
09:28, 2019-09-22

Rugby World Cup: Wales aim to put Rob Howley saga behind them against Georgia Gatland hands Aaron Wainwright World Cup debutWelsh preparations hit by attack coach’s departureWarren Gatland has handed rookie flanker Aaron Wainwr...
09:52, 2019-09-21

Ireland v Scotland: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Live updates from the Pool A showdown in Yokohama Scotland’s Duncan Taylor aims to upset Ireland after injury woeYou can email your thoughts to Luke ...
09:32, 2019-09-22

England v Tonga: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Live updates from England’s opener against Tonga in SapporoTearful, nervous, excited: Jones emotional on eve of kick-offOwen Farrell interview: ‘I tr...
11:56, 2019-09-22

Ireland 27-3 Scotland: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Ireland overpowered Six Nations rivals Scotland with an impressively powerful and precise display in a crunch Pool A encounter in Yokohama 11.22am BS...
13:28, 2019-09-22

England 40-16 Australia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened All the action as England reached the semis with an eventually comfortable win over Australia 10.42am BST Right, that’ll be it from me. Thanks for yo...
12:32, 2019-10-19

Georgia 33-7 Uruguay: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Georgia put a halt to Uruguay’s hopes of two Rugby World Cup wins with a convincing victory. 8.51am BST That’s it from me, let’s all go and take in W...
10:32, 2019-09-29

Argentina 28-12 Tonga: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened All the action as Argentina opened their win account against Tonga in Pool C 8.00am BST That’s it from me for this match, but you can skip on over t...
09:52, 2019-09-28

Argentina v Tonga: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened All the action as Argentina opened their win account against Tonga in Pool C 8.00am BST That’s it from me for this match, but you can skip on over t...
09:08, 2019-09-28

Wales 17-22 Ireland: Rugby World Cup warm-up – as it happened Jacob Stockdale scored two first-half tries for resurgent Ireland as they spoiled Warren Gatland’s Cardiff send-off 4.48pm BST Thanks for following t...
19:16, 2019-08-31

England Rugby World Cup fixtures: Their possible route to the final England face a World Cup quarter-final against Australia after topping their pool in Japan....
17:52, 2019-10-14

Wales 17-22 Ireland: Rugby World Cup warm-up – live! Updates from the 2.30pm BST match in CardiffJarrod Evans hopes to take chance and claim spot for WalesYou can email Luke here or tweet him @lukemclau...
17:48, 2019-08-31

Wales v Ireland: Rugby World Cup warm-up – live! Updates from the 2.30pm BST match in CardiffJarrod Evans hopes to take chance and claim spot for WalesYou can email Luke here or tweet him @lukemclau...
16:44, 2019-08-31

Georgia v Uruguay: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Follow all the action from Kumagaya CityAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Lee or tweet him with your thoughts on the game 5.40am B...
06:44, 2019-09-29

Climate change: Rugby World Cup highlights injustice Pacific nations bearing brunt of climate inaction by Australia, US and hosts Japan says Christian Aid study....
02:24, 2019-09-19

Australia 45-10 Uruguay: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from the Pool D game in OitaAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Richard or tweet him with your thoughts on the match 8.19am ...
09:24, 2019-10-05

Australia v Wales: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from the Pool D game in KamaishiAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanAny thoughts? Email or tweet @rrjparkin 8.09am BST Hi all! Sal...
09:16, 2019-09-29

Georgia v Fiji: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Minute-by-minute updates from the Pool D match in OsakaRugby World Cup 2019: fixtures, tables and resultsEmail Richard here or tweet @rrjparkin 5.50a...
07:04, 2019-10-03

Wales v Georgia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Live updates from the grand slam winners’ openerGatland looks to restore order after whirlwind weekEmail your thoughts to Luke or tweet him here 11.0...
12:18, 2019-09-23

Wales 43-14 Georgia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Wales flew out of the blocks and secured a first-half bonus point before their opponents rallied superbly to draw the second half 14-14 2.05pm BST R...
15:32, 2019-09-23

A raccoon cafe and the Rugby World Cup: Monday's best photos The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world, including the Emmy awards, the Milky Way and Corbyn in a wicker car at ...
16:32, 2019-09-23

Georgia v Fiji: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Fiji exorcise shock loss against Uruguay with Georgia thumpingRugby World Cup 2019: fixtures, tables and results 8.47am BST And here’s the match repo...
10:08, 2019-10-03

Scotland can match anyone at Rugby World Cup, says Gregor Townsend • Townsend reveals squad but Rory Hutchinson misses out• ‘We’ve got a stronger squad now than we’ve ever had’A ruined palace that was birthplace to a...
20:08, 2019-09-03

Georgia 10-45 Fiji: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Fiji finally found their feet with a dominant victory as their jet-heeled backs tore their Pool D rivals apart in a seven-try routRugby World Cup 201...
12:08, 2019-10-03

Georgia 33-7 Uruguay: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Follow all the action from Kumagaya CityAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Lee or tweet him with your thoughts on the game 8.36am B...
10:00, 2019-09-29

Scotland v Samoa: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Minute-by-minute updates from the Pool A match in KobeSamoa could punish Scotland for wading into tackle rowEmail Simon here or tweet @Simon_Burnton ...
12:32, 2019-09-30

Wales v Fiji: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Rugby World Cup pdates from the Pool D match in OitaHow they stand: tables, fixtures and resultsAnd you can email Barry here or tweet him here 10.29a...
11:36, 2019-10-09

Ireland v Samoa: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Live updates for the Pool A match in FukuokaCheck out the latest standings and quarter-final lineupDrop Lee an email | Tweet @bloodandmud 11.41am BST...
12:44, 2019-10-12

France v Tonga: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from the Pool C game in Kumamoto CityAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Luke or tweet with your thoughts 9.00am BST 11 min:...
10:04, 2019-10-06

Australia v Georgia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Late tries earn Australia a fourth bonus point against a resolute Georgia 1.38pm BST And if you missed any of the action, here’s the full-time report...
14:56, 2019-10-11

New Zealand 71-9 Namibia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Updates from the Pool B game in TokyoEmail Richard or tweet him with your thoughts on the matchWe are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please h...
09:12, 2019-10-06

Australia v Georgia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from the Wallabies’ final Pool D gameAny thoughts? Email or tweet @rrjparkinPreview: Wallabies seek to piece together chaotic puzzle 10.38am ...
11:48, 2019-10-11

England 39-10 Argentina: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Up against 14 men for over an hour, England ran in six tries to secure their place in the knockout stages Read Rob Kitson’s match report from the Tok...
13:08, 2019-10-05

Wales v England: Rugby World Cup warmup – live! Live updates from the Principality Stadium, kick-off 2.15pm (BST)England and Wales could battle it out to become world leadersFeel free to email Lee ...
14:56, 2019-08-17

England Rugby World Cup squad announcement – live! News and reaction to Eddie Jones’s 1pm BST announcementAttacking edge is sharp but defence remains a concernEmail Stuart, tweet or add your thoughts ...
14:04, 2019-08-12

Ben Te'o left out of England Rugby World Cup squad – as it happened Uncapped Ruaridh McConnochie is in, alongside Willi Heinz, Jack Singleton and Lewis Ludlam, but Brad Shields is among those omittedBen Te’o omitted f...
15:56, 2019-08-12

France 23-21 Tonga: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened France were made to battle for victory against a spirited, physical Tonga outfit in this bruising Pool C encounter - but eventually squeezed home by ...
13:00, 2019-10-06

Argentina beat USA 47-17 at Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened South Americans east past US in final Pool C gameJoaquín Tuculet and Juan Cruz Mallia score two tries 8.00am BST That’s all from me, thanks for your ...
11:04, 2019-10-09

Argentina beat USA at Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened South Americans east past US in final Pool C gameJoaquín Tuculet and Juan Cruz Mallia score two tries 8.00am BST That’s all from me, thanks for your ...
10:04, 2019-10-09

USA blast past Canada in first Rugby World Cup warm-up USA 47-19 CanadaLeg injury to lock Nick Civetta a blowThe USA crushed Canada in their Pacific Nations Cup opener in Glendale, Colorado on Saturday, t...
13:16, 2019-07-28

Joe Marler says he won't bottle Rugby World Cup a second time Joe Marler is determined to succeed at the Rugby World Cup after admitting he "bottled" it at the last tournament....
13:12, 2019-08-13

England already have strong foundations for Rugby World Cup 2023 bid For all teams, the end of a Rugby World Cup is not just the end of a tournament. Playing groups and coaching staffs never stay untouched when it is a...
14:36, 2019-11-04

Ireland 47-5 Samoa: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened All the minute by minute updates from Ireland’s convincing win over Samoa in their final Pool B game 2.07pm BST That’s it from me, thanks for your co...
17:20, 2019-10-12

Wales 29-17 Fiji: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Wales saw off Fiji in a fascinating, attritional battle but have several injury concerns ahead of their match against UruguayRead Paul Rees’s match r...
14:36, 2019-10-09

Wales 29-17 Fiji: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Wales saw off Fiji in a fascinating, attritional battle but have several injury concerns ahead of their match against UruguayRead Paul Rees’s match r...
15:40, 2019-10-09

Australia 45-10 Uruguay: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Wallabies put on second-half showing after early yellow cardsAll the fixtures, tables and results from Japan 8.49am BST A tough one to assess for Aus...
10:16, 2019-10-05

New Zealand v Namibia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from the Pool B game in TokyoEmail Richard or tweet him with your thoughts on the matchWe are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please h...
06:20, 2019-10-06

Wales 35-13 Uruguay: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Wales stuttered in the face of a magnificent display by underdogs Uruguay but eventually secured the victory that guaranteed top spot in Pool DRead G...
13:36, 2019-10-13

Wales v Uruguay: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Live updates from the Pool D match in KumamotoCheck out all the latest World Cup standingsDrop Luke an email here | Tweet him here 8.24am BST Hello, ...
09:40, 2019-10-13

WATCH: Prince Harry at the Rugby World Cup final The Duke of Sussex congratulates Rugby World Cup hosts Japan on holding the tournament and wishes England luck in the final against South Africa....
11:32, 2019-11-02

Wales 13-6 England: Rugby World Cup warmup – as it happened Minute-by-minute report: George North’s try made the difference as Wales won in Cardiff 4.46pm BST That’s it from me, thanks for your company. 4.46p...
18:28, 2019-08-17

Ireland v Samoa: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened All the minute by minute updates from Ireland’s convincing win over Samoa in their final Pool B game 2.07pm BST That’s it from me, thanks for your co...
16:08, 2019-10-12

England v Argentina: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Rugby World Cup updates from the Pool C game in TokyoAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Barry or tweet him with your thoughts on th...
09:24, 2019-10-05

England captain Eoin Morgan embraces 'favourites' tag ahead of World Cup opener Eoin Morgan's final message to his players before England take on South Africa on Thursday in the opening game of a home World Cup was to embrace the...
16:16, 2019-05-28

New chapter of world’s first novel discovered in Japan The world’s oldest novel is now a little bit longer after a whole new chapter of the volume was discovered in Japan. The writing, from the 11th...
16:28, 2019-10-12

Japan Arrive At The World Cup With A New Look And Something To Prove The USA’s top nemesis in the Women’s World Cup comes into 2019 with plenty of questions to answer, despite winning it all in 2011 and placing second ...
23:32, 2019-06-08

Women's World Cup 2019 scores, news: Who's into the round of 16 and who's out as only four spots remain Twelve out of the 16 spots in the knockout stage have been booked as we approach the end of the group stage...
01:00, 2019-06-18

New Land Rover Defender 90 to deliver Rugby World Cup Trophy News 2 Nov, 2019 The short wheelbase Land Rover Defender 90 will deliver the Webb Ellis Trophy to the 2019 Rugby World Cup final...
02:00, 2019-11-02

England vs New Zealand: Where the Rugby World Cup semi-final will be won and lost The teams ranked number one and two in the world will meet in Yokohama on Saturday with a place in the Rugby World Cup final on the line....
12:36, 2019-10-25

Rugby World Cup preparations hit bump with concerns over readiness of pitch Yokohama pitch relaid a month out from first matchOrganisers remain confident of ‘optimal conditions’ Rugby union has never been synonymous with lusc...
03:52, 2019-09-03

England players will have their say as the RFU hold full review into Rugby World Cup World Cup finalists England flew home on Monday, with the RFU ready to involve the squad in a full review into the team's performance in Japan....
14:36, 2019-11-04

Rugby World Cup final’s TV viewing figures hit 12.8m peak – the best of 2019 • England defeat is most watched sport programme since 2018 • ITV’s broadcast surpasses Line of Duty’s final episode at 12.1mEngland’s Rugby World Cu...
17:08, 2019-11-03

South Africa 66-7 Canada: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Rugby World Cup updates from the teams’ final group gameWorld Cup pool permutations: who needs what?And you can email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 1...
14:40, 2019-10-08

Rugby World Cup points 2019: The top try scorers from this year's RWC While winning the Webb Ellis trophy is the ultimate goal for all 20 teams competing at the Rugby World Cup, some of the planet's top finishers will a...
09:28, 2019-09-20

South Africa v Canada: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Rugby World Cup updates from the teams’ final group gameWorld Cup pool permutations: who needs what?And you can email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 1...
12:00, 2019-10-08

Rugby World Cup blown wide open by super weekend Very little is certain at this Rugby World Cup. Be it the results, the refereeing, Michael Cheika's motor mouth or even the completion of simple task...
17:44, 2019-09-30

South Africa 66-7 Canada: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened South Africa gave 14-man Canada a sound thrashing to guarantee their place in the quarter-finals 1.41pm BST Right, I’ll be off. Here’s a match report...
15:00, 2019-10-08

New Zealanders vent anger at being unable to watch Rugby World Cup New streaming service receives thousands of complaints as All Blacks kick off campaignNew Zealand v South Africa: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!Many Ne...
15:12, 2019-09-21

New Zealand 23-13 South Africa: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened A first-half barrage of 17 points inside five minutes, including tries by George Bridge and Scott Barrett, saw champions New Zealand overcome South A...
14:40, 2019-09-21

Taking on England at the Rugby World Cup is strange for me – but USA are ready | Will Hooley Will Hooley was brought through the youth ranks with England but now relishes joining his ‘rugby family’ on the biggest stageIt’s 2005 and the camera...
14:08, 2019-09-14

South Africa v Namibia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Rugby World Cup updates from the game in Toyota CityAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Lee or tweet him with your thoughts on the g...
11:32, 2019-09-28

Tonga score try with last play to leave USA pointless at Rugby World Cup • Tonga secure bonus-point victory with late Telusa Veainu score• USA finish bottom of Pool C after disappointing second halfTonga came from behind a...
11:24, 2019-10-13

Ben Te'o left out of England Rugby World Cup squad – live reaction! News and reaction to Eddie Jones’s 1pm BST announcementAttacking edge is sharp but defence remains a concernEmail Stuart, tweet or add your thoughts ...
14:52, 2019-08-12

New Zealand v South Africa: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from the All Blacks’ opening gameFrance v Argentina – live! | Australia 39-21 FijiAny thoughts? Email or tweet @LukeMcLaughlin 10.13am BST Th...
11:20, 2019-09-21

France 23-21 Tonga: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live reaction! Updates from the Pool C game in Kumamoto CityAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Luke or tweet with your thoughts 10.58am BST Second...
12:12, 2019-10-06

Wales’ Taulupe Faletau out of Rugby World Cup with broken collarbone • Injury-hit No 8 suffers setback in training and needs surgery• ‘Innocuous training ground incident’ resulted in breakWales will be without one of t...
20:32, 2019-08-01

Experienced Wales looking forward to Rugby World Cup match up with Georgia Warren Gatland has named a strong and experienced side after the departure of attack coach Rob Howley.Warren Gatland has handed rookie flanker Aaron ...
07:52, 2019-09-21

The 10 heaviest players at the Rugby World Cup, and their biggest hits of all time Getty The Rugby World Cup in Japan kicked off earlier this month and runs until November 2. The tournament plays host to 20 of the world's finest ru...
12:08, 2019-09-28

Wales win over New Zealand in Rugby World Cup play-off would mean so much for Warren Gatland Eddie Jones's return sledge for Warren Gatland told you everything you need to know about how coaches and players view the bronze medal play-off. Gat...
13:16, 2019-10-28

South Africa 57-3 Namibia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Japan stun Ireland to pull off another famous upsetAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Lee or tweet him with your thoughts on the ga...
14:04, 2019-09-28

Rugby World Cup team of the tournament: Four England players make our best XV South Africa clinched a record-equalling third World Cup triumph by beating England 32-12 in Saturday's Yokohama Final to bring down the curtain on a...
13:20, 2019-11-03

England mobile phone ban imposed for Rugby World Cup matchdays • England party briefed following Wales betting scandal• Six suspicious incidents of approaches in 2015 tournamentEngland players and staff have been...
10:25, 2019-09-18

Wallabies ease past Samoa in Rugby World Cup warm-up Australia beat Samoa 34-15 after dominant first halfWallabies tune up for Rugby World Cup with six triesDavid Pocock made a successful return as the ...
14:36, 2019-09-07

Ireland v Wales: Rugby World Cup warm-up match – live! Updates from the 2pm BST match at the Aviva StadiumRhys Patchell: ‘It’s a long time since I’ve been this excited’Email Lee or tweet @bloodandmud with...
15:08, 2019-09-07

Ireland 19-10 Wales: Rugby World Cup warm-up match – live! Updates from the 2pm BST match at the Aviva StadiumEmail Lee or tweet @bloodandmud with your thoughts 4.09pm BST Warren Gatland gives some thoughts“I...
17:36, 2019-09-07

Ireland 19-10 Wales: Rugby World Cup warm-up match – as it happened All the action as Ireland reach number one in the world after victory over a misfiring Wales in Dublin 4.38pm BST That’s your lot from me, look forwa...
19:20, 2019-09-07

World Rugby throws book at Scotland following war of words over cancellation SRU weighed up legal action if Japan game was called offScotland to be charged with bringing game into disreputeWorld Rugby is taking disciplinary ac...
07:36, 2019-10-15

Rugby World Cup 2019 on TV: Channel, coverage guide and pundits The 2019 Rugby World Cup takes place in Japan across six weeks from September 20 until November 2....
16:48, 2019-09-17

England v Wales: Rugby World Cup warm-up match – live! Updates from the 2pm BST game at TwickenhamEngland players stake claim as Jones wields axeGatland: Wales ‘in good place’ with No 1 in sightGet in tou...
14:08, 2019-08-11

Australia’s departure for Rugby World Cup delayed by Typhoon Faxai • Japan bracing for record-breaking wind and rain• England are due to fly to Japan on Sunday eveningThe Australian team’s departure for the Rugby Wor...
12:44, 2019-09-08

England 33-19 Wales: Rugby World Cup warm-up match – as it happened England powered to victory and denied Wales the world No 1 ranking in their opening Rugby World Cup warm-up at Twickenham 4.27pm BST That’s it from m...
18:28, 2019-08-11

Rugby World Cup goes with experienced referees for quarter-finals after criticism Record number of players sent off during pool stageJérôme Garcès to referee England v AustraliaEngland’s Wayne Barnes will take charge of Japan’s qua...
07:36, 2019-10-15

New Land Rover Defender 90 delivers Rugby World Cup Trophy News 2 Nov, 2019 Short wheelbase Land Rover Defender 90 delivers the Webb Ellis Trophy at the 2019 Rugby World Cup final...
13:36, 2019-11-02

New Zealand swat Wales aside to win Rugby World Cup bronze final • All Blacks surge to win in Steve Hansen’s final game• We are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please help us by supporting our independent jo...
13:28, 2019-11-01

World Rugby admits concerns over proposed CVC and Six Nations deal • Private equity firm has agreed £300m package in principle• CVC already backs Gallagher Premiership and in Pro14 talksWorld Rugby officials have exp...
13:09, 2019-09-17

South Africa 57-3 Namibia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Our live updates, as they happened, from South Africa’s thrashing of a spirited Namibia 1.09pm BST That’ll do for me today. I’ll be back tomorrow fo...
14:24, 2019-09-28

Australia fixtures at the Rugby World Cup 2019: Possible route to the final Australia look set to progress from Pool D as runners-up and face England in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup....
17:48, 2019-10-07

Elliot Daly: England must focus on reaching last eight at Rugby World Cup Elliot Daly says England rugby's first target at the World Cup is making sure they qualify from their pool following a nightmare campaign four years ...
12:44, 2019-09-19

New Zealand fixtures at the Rugby World Cup 2019: Possible route to the final New Zealand are on course to meet Ireland, Scotland or Japan in the quarter-finals later this month after taking control of their pool in the opening...
17:00, 2019-10-07

England fixtures at the Rugby World Cup 2019: Possible route to the final England head coach Eddie Jones has dismissed the idea that his side would benefit from losing their final pool match against France on Saturday....
11:12, 2019-10-07

Rugby World Cup: Cheika says Australia must improve discipline after 45-10 win – video Australia head coach Michael Cheika says the Wallabies had an issue with discipline following their 45-10 World Cup victory against Uruguay on Saturd...
16:12, 2019-10-05

United States v Tonga: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Live updates from the Pool C match in HigashiosakaCheck out all the latest World Cup standingsDrop Richard an email | Tweet @rrjparkin 6.13am BST Win...
07:24, 2019-10-13

Georgia trounce Uruguay to kickstart Rugby World Cup campaign Georgia 33-7 UruguayGeorgia ran in five tries to climb off the bottom of Pool DUruguay’s Facundo Gattas was sent off late in the gameGeorgia bounced ...
10:00, 2019-09-29

England v Italy: Rugby World Cup warm-up match – live! England play their final warm-up game in NewcastleRobert Kitson: home tie lifts Wilson’s World Cup hopesGet in touch! Email Lee or tweet @bloodandmud...
20:00, 2019-09-06

Relentless South Africa beat England to win Rugby World Cup "A relentless South Africa performance secured them the Rugby World Cup as they defeated an underpowered England 32-12."...
12:00, 2019-11-02

England dethrone New Zealand to reach Rugby World Cup final • All Blacks beaten at World Cup for first time in 12 years• Tuilagi’s second-minute try sets tone for EnglandNot since the 2003 Rugby World Cup has ...
12:48, 2019-10-26

England 37-0 Italy: Rugby World Cup warm-up match – as it happened England head off to Japan after swatting aside a poor Italy effort at St James’s Park in the final Rugby World Cup warm-up 10.03pm BST That’s all fr...
23:20, 2019-09-06

It's Rugby World Cup Semifinal Time: Round Up the Usual Suspects Twenty of the world’s best rugby teams have spent the past five weeks knocking the stuffing out of each other, all to confirm what the British bookma...
14:08, 2019-10-25

South Africa v Italy: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live! Rugby World Cup pdates from the Pool B game in ShizuokaAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Richard or tweet him with your thoughts o...
11:08, 2019-10-04

Rugby World Cup: England power past USA on day seven – video highlights England thrashed the USA in Pool C, with a seven-try haul earning them a 45-7 win and a second bonus point in two games. There was a similar scorelin...
17:20, 2019-09-26

South Africa 49-3 Italy: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened Springboks crush 14-man Italy in unrelenting showingAll the fixtures, tables and results from Japan 1.24pm BST It was billed as a potential banana-sk...
15:00, 2019-10-04

Rugby World Cup: England, Ireland and Italy all win on day three – video highlights Day three of the Rugby World Cup saw the ideal start for England, Ireland and Italy as they all secured bonus points in their opening ties. England l...
11:17, 2019-09-23

New Zealand omit Owen Franks from Rugby World Cup squad New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has sprung a surprise by omitting prop Owen Franks from his World Cup squad, while he has gambled on the fitness ...
09:41, 2019-08-28