Rugby World Cup 2019

Rugby World Cup matches at risk as Super Typhoon Hagibis escalates

8 days ago   |   By The Guardian

England v France may be moved to Oita or cancelled Japan game with Scotland could be postponed 24 hours Critical matches in the Rugby World Cup are at risk, with Super Typhoon Hagibis due to sweep through Japan this weekend. World Rugby has called a press conference for noon on Thursday in Japan in which an update will be issued. Related: Wales survive major Fiji scare as Josh Adams hat-tricks seals top spot
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Brave Blossoms challenging old ideas of what it means to be Japanese

8 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Japan's Rugby World Cup side, along with Naomi Osaka, Rui Hachimura and others, show the potential for a more inclusive definition of Japanese identity Among the many striking images of Japan's gleaming start to the Rugby World Cup , one in particular showed how sport, and the oval code in particular, is testing traditional notions about the nature of Japanese society. Following the action at Tokyo Stadium during the tournament's opening match between the hosts and Russia, the prime minister, Shinzo Abe, sporting a replica Brave Blossoms shirt, and Crown Prince Akishino, briefly rose from...
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Typhoon Hagibis: When the weather changed a sporting result

9 days ago   |   By BBC

With both the Rugby World Cup and the Japanese Grand Prix potentially under threat of Typhoon Hagibis, we look at other times the weather had a crucial impact on sporting events.
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LIVE: Wales look to seal place in World Cup quarterfinals

9 days ago   |   By Espn Scrum

Two wins from two have Warren Gatland's men firmly on course to top Pool D, while Fiji are looking to sign off their tournament with a second win.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Ireland training 'tasty' ahead of Samoa game

9 days ago   |   By BBC

Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby praises the competition levels within the squad ahead of their final Pool A fixture on Saturday.
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Naturalisation v nurture: Who wins from rugby's eligibility laws?

Naturalisation v nurture: Who wins from rugby's eligibility laws?

9 days ago   |   By Rugby World

Rugby's lax rules on nationality are creating more controversy than ever, with 134 foreign-born players selected to play at the World Cup in Japan. This is an advertising feature. Eligible: Jean Kleyn has played second-row for Ireland at this World Cup Naturalisation v nurture: Who wins from rugby's eligibility laws? The 2019 Rugby World Cup features a Scotsman playing for Canada, ...
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Has Reinach shoved his way onto Bok team sheet?

9 days ago   |   By Espn Scrum

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has a potential selection headache after third-choice scrum-half Cobus Reinach scored the fastest ever Rugby World Cup hat-trick.
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Farrell's 'clunky' form not a concern for England

9 days ago   |   By Espn Scrum

England are not concerned by the form of captain Owen Farrell even if his performance in Saturday's 39-10 Rugby World Cup win over Argentina was a little bit clunky, attack coach Scott Wisemantel said.
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Wales v Fiji: Rugby World Cup 2019 - live!

9 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Rugby World Cup pdates from the Pool D match in Oita How they stand: tables, fixtures and results And you can email Barry here or tweet him here 9.36am BST The Oita Stadium on Kyushu Island is the venue for today's Pool D showdown between Wales and Fiji. Wales are already assured of a quarter-final place, but a win today followed by victory over Uruguay on Sunday would guarantee them top spot and help them avoid the England-New Zealand half of the draw. Following their surprise defeat at the hands of Uruguay, Fiji cannot can't qualify for the quarter-finals but look good to finish in third...
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