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#World Cup

# world-cup - Thursday 12 March, 2020

South African World Cup winner to retire

Francois Louw is into his ninth season with Bath but has revealed this will be his final year at the Recreation Ground.

# world-cup - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'At a time Joe needed support, I felt I'd done the opposite. It was never my intention'

Rory Best has expressed his regret about comments he made in the wake of Ireland’s World Cup exit.

# world-cup - Monday 2 March, 2020

Munster confirm Joey Carbery's season is over as he looks to recover fully

The 24-year-old’s campaign has been ruined by injuries.

# world-cup - Thursday 30 January, 2020

World Cup red card behind him, Bundee Aki bringing form into the Six Nations

The 29-year-old teams up with Garry Ringrose in midfield for Saturday’s clash with Scotland.

# world-cup - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Jacob Stockdale determined not to be defined by a poor World Cup

The 23-year-old is excited to link with Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway in Ireland’s back three.

# world-cup - Monday 20 January, 2020

'I love Munster, I invested so much of myself into the place, and I still do love it'

Felix Jones was part of the Springboks’ coaching team as they won the World Cup last year.

# world-cup - Saturday 4 January, 2020

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Mystery skeleton found in California hills revealed as WW2 Japanese-American prisoner

Giichi Matsumura left a US internment camp in the final days of World War II.

# world-cup - Monday 16 December, 2019

Munster's World Cup players to miss Leinster clash at Thomond Park

Johann van Graan’s squad will be tested in the next three Pro14 inter-pro derbies.

# world-cup - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Ben Stokes wins the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Stokes finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Dina Asher-Smith in the public vote.

'Peter O'Mahony and Andrew Conway, they're good guys and rugby gentlemen'

Russia flanker Tagir Gadzhiev made a major impact at the World Cup in Japan.

# world-cup - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Blatter insists he has a 'clear conscience' and that he's willing to testify about Qatar World Cup vote

Qatar beat Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States to win the vote. However, the result has been consistently questioned.

# world-cup - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Joe Schmidt interview: planning to live without a plan... for now

Murray Kinsella sits down with the former Ireland head coach to reflect on the Rugby World Cup, his new book and much more.

# world-cup - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Schmidt's book offers insight into coaching values but has few World Cup answers

Ordinary Joe includes some poignant human passages.

Scannell settled back in at Munster with Ireland's hooker spot up for grabs

The 27-year-old is keen to go to another World Cup with his country.

# world-cup - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Murray excited by 'fresh' Farrell era after Ireland's World Cup failings

The Munster scrum-half is focused on enjoying his rugby again after the dejection in Japan.

Munster insist there's 'no frustration' at Carbery returning from World Cup injured

The 24-year-old is rehabbing an issue he carried throughout Ireland’s campaign in Japan.

# world-cup - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

'Tides can turn' but Southgate has no plans to quit England ahead of 2022 World Cup

The manager has outlined his intention to remain in charge through Qatar, depending on how Euro 2020 goes.

# world-cup - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Irish provinces aiming for high places as European season kicks-off

Connacht are back in with the big boys for the return of the Heineken Champions Cup.

# world-cup - Monday 4 November, 2019

'Felix has been amazing and has brought so much. The boys absolutely love him'

Irishman Felix Jones is a World Cup winner.

Sayonara, Japan! Curtain comes down on a memorable World Cup

The Brave Blossoms’ stunning exploits were a real highlight over the past seven weeks.

# world-cup - Sunday 3 November, 2019

Boks clean sweep at World Rugby awards as du Toit wins Player of the Year

Rassie Erasmus was named Coach of the Year, while South Africa earned Team of the Year.

How Rassie Erasmus returned from Munster to lead the Boks to World Cup glory

The 47-year-old told his players they could lift the trophy 18 months ago.

# world-cup - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Jones proud of England but says they'll be 'kicking stones for four years'

The England head coach was at a loss to explain how his side failed to back up their win against the All Blacks.

As it happened: England v South Africa, Rugby World Cup final

England are one game away from their second World Cup, South Africa are pushing for a third. Join us to see who gets their hands on the Webb Ellis.

Eddie Jones' England have qualities to secure World Cup against Boks

Rassie Erasmus’ South Africans will back themselves to match the English power in Yokohama.

# world-cup - Friday 1 November, 2019

'They can inspire a whole country' - Jones asks England to play without fear

The Australian head coach says his team have pride in their style of play.

# world-cup - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Erasmus confirms he'll step aside as Boks head coach after World Cup final

The former Munster boss will concentrate on his director of rugby role.

'He's a god of the game' - Gatland to bow out against his native New Zealand

Tomorrow’s World Cup bronze final will see several people bidding farewell.

Finishers versus the Bomb Squad: The World Cup final game within a game

Both Eddie Jones and Rassie Erasmus have stressed the importance of their benches.

Sinckler and May passed fit as Jones names unchanged England XV

Ben Spencer has replaced Willi Heinz on the bench in the only change to the matchday 23.

# world-cup - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example

The 28-year-old Saracens man is the heartbeat of Eddie Jones’ team.

Joey Carbery returns to Munster with ankle injury after World Cup

The 23-year-old is now a doubt for the opening rounds of the Heineken Champions Cup.

# world-cup - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Irishman Felix Jones will be involved in the World Cup final at the age of 32

The former Munster coach was brought on board by Springboks boss Rassie Erasmus.

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain

There have been many calls for the 23-year-old to succeed the retired Rory Best.

Kolbe fit for final but Rassie Erasmus insists Springboks won't change tactics

The South Africans have been criticised in many quarters for their kick-heavy approach.

'In the final year, Joe failed to evolve the team when he needed to' - BOD

Brian O’Driscoll wants to see Irish rugby placing a greater focus on developing passing skills.

# world-cup - Monday 28 October, 2019

To their credit, Eddie Jones and England evolved leading into this World Cup

The head coach said his team’s journey began on the 2018 tour of South Africa.

# world-cup - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has proved to be a wonderful leader for Rassie Erasmus’ side.

'I'm not 100% sure a World Cup is going to be won by a very expansive game plan'

Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks ground their way into a World Cup final against England.

'My kids aren't going to love me less' - Emotional All Blacks front up to defeat

The All Blacks were still hurting badly this morning after their defeat to England.

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