Rugby World Cup News

Mike Brown of England is tackled by Cobus Reinach of South Africa during the QBE Intenational match on November 15, 2014
Mike Brown: 'No need for England rebuild'
England full-back Mike Brown insists that the team still has a bright future ahead of them, despite their early exit at this year's Rugby World Cup.
Nov 10, 20:40
 Mike Brown of England breaks through to score their third try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Fiji at Twickenham Stadium on September 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom
Mike Brown: 'Trust in England teammates is gone'
England full-back Mike Brown claims that his trust in his teammates is "completely shot" following stories leaked in the wake of their Rugby World Cup exit.
Nov 10, 19:28
Jerry Collins speaks to the media during a Barbarians training session at North Sydney Oval on June 2, 2009
New Zealand stars take World Cup trophy to Jerry Collins's grave
New Zealand's World Cup stars visit the grave of former All Blacks player Jerry Collins with the Webb Ellis Cup.
Nov 6, 10:32
Lions head coach Warren Gatland smiles after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013
Wales head coach Warren Gatland hints at 2019 exit
Wales head coach Warren Gatland admits that he is considering stepping down from the position after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Nov 5, 16:27
Richie McCaw of New Zealand lifts the trophy during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Rugby Football Union to get £15m benefit from 2015 Rugby World Cup
The Rugby Football Union, English rugby union's governing body, will benefit by £15m from the surplus made by the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Nov 1, 17:54
Scotland's wing Sean Maitland (L) receives a yellow card from South African Craig Joubert (C) during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham stadium, southwest London on October 18, 2015
World Rugby chief: 'No regrets over Craig Joubert statement'
World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper defends the handling of referee Craig Joubert following Australia's 35-34 Rugby World Cup victory over Scotland.
Nov 1, 16:15
New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter kicks at goal during the Rugby World Cup Pool C contest against Tonga on October 9, 2015
Dan Carter hails "ultimate achievement"
Dan Carter says that playing a starring role in Saturday's World Cup final victory is the "ultimate achievement".
Nov 1, 14:48
Michael Cheika, Head Coach of Australia gives instructions prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Michael Cheika makes light of World Cup final tactics leak
Michael Cheika laughs off suggestions that a tactics leak 24 hours before Saturday's World Cup final was to blame for the 34-17 defeat to New Zealand.
Nov 1, 11:48
New Zealand's centre Ma'a Nonu (C) celebrates with New Zealand's lock Sam Whitelock (2L) and New Zealand's wing Julian Savea (R) after scoring his team's second try during the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Tw
Ma'a Nonu: 'New Zealand need to stick together'
New Zealand centre Ma'a Nonu tells Sports Mole that he is planning to make the most of his final 48 hours with the squad having clinched his second World Cup title.
Oct 31, 22:31
Australia's full-back Israel Folau (2nd L) is pictured after his team lost 17-34 during the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham stadium, south west London, on October 31, 2015.
Israel Folau: 'Australia must learn from World Cup final defeat'
Australia full-back Israel Folau insists that his side must learn from their 34-17 defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final.
Oct 31, 22:23
New Zealand's flanker and captain Richie McCaw (C) celebrates with the Webb Ellis Cup after winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup at Twickenham stadium, South-West London, on October 31, 2015
Will Genia "sad" to see back of Richie McCaw, Dan Carter
Australia scrum-half Will Genia tells Sports Mole that it is "sad" to see the likes of Richie McCaw and Dan Carter retiring from the international game.
Oct 31, 22:16
New Zealand's centre Ma'a Nonu (C) celebrates with New Zealand's lock Sam Whitelock (2L) and New Zealand's wing Julian Savea (R) after scoring his team's second try during the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Tw
Ma'a Nonu: 'We kept emotions in check'
Retiring New Zealand centre Ma'a Nonu tells Sports Mole that his side did well to keep their emotions in check in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup final.
Oct 31, 22:07
Australia's full-back Israel Folau (2nd L) is pictured after his team lost 17-34 during the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham stadium, south west London, on October 31, 2015.
Israel Folau: 'Errors to blame for World Cup final defeat'
Australia full-back Israel Folau tells Sports Mole that his side made too many "simple errors" during the 34-17 defeat to New Zealand in the final of the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 31, 21:55
Will Genia of Australia dispatches the ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Fiji at the Millennium Stadium on September 23, 2015
Will Genia hails "incredible" progress under Michael Cheika
Australia scrum-half Will Genia praises head coach Michael Cheika for the impact that he has made on the team during his first year in charge.
Oct 31, 21:46
New Zealand players celebrate victory during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 31, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Dan Carter backs new generation to "step up"
New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter tells Sports Mole that the new generation of players will have no trouble filling the boots of the old guard making way.
Oct 31, 21:27
Michael Cheika, Head Coach of Australia gives instructions prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Michael Cheika: 'David Pocock, Michael Hooper instrumental for Australia'
Australia head coach Michael Cheika tells Sports Mole that the pairing of David Pocock and Michael Hooper will play an "instrumental" part in the future of the team.
Oct 31, 21:09
Ma'a Nonu of the New Zealand All Blacks and Dan Carter of the New Zealand All Blacks touch hands during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between South Africa and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on October 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Dan Carter: 'It is a dream come true'
New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter tells Sports Mole that winning the Rugby World Cup after missing out through injury four years ago is a "dream come true".
Oct 31, 20:55
New Zealand's flanker and captain Richie McCaw (C) celebrates with the Webb Ellis Cup after winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup at Twickenham stadium, South-West London, on October 31, 2015
Steve Hansen: 'Richie McCaw, Dan Carter greatest All Blacks ever'
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen tells Sports Mole that Richie McCaw and Dan Carter will go down as the two greatest All Blacks in history.
Oct 31, 20:43
South Africa's flanker Schalk Burger (L) celebrates after scoring a try with South Africa's lock Eben Etzebeth during a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Scotland at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England
Bryan Habana heaps praise on "phenomenal" Schalk Burger
South Africa winger Bryan Habana pays tribute to Schalk Burger following the flanker's retirement from international rugby.
Oct 31, 03:21
Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe of Argentina makes a lineout call during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at McLean Park on September 6, 2014
Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe hails Argentina improvement
Argentina back-row Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe tells Sports Mole that his side's inclusion in the Rugby Championship has helped them to "massively" improve.
Oct 31, 03:10
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
Heyneke Meyer pays tribute to retiring South Africa players
Springboks head coach Heyneke Meyer heaps praise upon South Africa's old guard as a number of them call time on their international careers following the World Cup.
Oct 31, 02:58
Victor Matfield of South Africa wins the line out ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Bronze Final match between South Africa and Argentina at the Olympic Stadium on October 30, 2015
Bryan Habana: 'Victor Matfield is a colossus of the game'
South Africa winger Bryan Habana tells Sports Mole that Victor Matfield will go down as a modern great having called time on his record-breaking 127-cap career.
Oct 31, 02:44
Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe of Argentina makes a lineout call during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at McLean Park on September 6, 2014
Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe plays down Rugby Championship chances
Argentina back-row Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe tells Sports Mole that his side still have a way to go before challenging for the Rugby Championship title.
Oct 31, 02:36
South Africa's wing Bryan Habana waves before a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton community stadium in Brighton, south east England on September 19, 2015
Bryan Habana: 'Victor Matfield and Schalk Burger are greatest ever Springboks'
South Africa winger Bryan Habana pays tribute to retiring pair Victor Matfield and Schalk Burger, proclaiming them the two greatest Springboks of all time.
Oct 31, 02:25
Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe of Argentina makes a lineout call during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at McLean Park on September 6, 2014
Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe hails "fantastic" World Cup for Argentina
Argentina's Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe tells Sports Mole that his side have enjoyed a "fantastic" World Cup campaign following their fourth-place finish.
Oct 31, 02:00
Head coach Heyneke Meyer looks on during a South African Springboks training session at Hale School on September 2, 2014
Heyneke Meyer predicts "invincible" South Africa team in coming years
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer tells Sports Mole that the new crop of Springbok players could forge an "invincible" team in the coming years.
Oct 31, 01:38
Michael Cheika, Head Coach of Australia gives instructions prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Australia appear to reveal tactics for Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand
Australia head coach Michael Cheika appears to unintentionally reveal some of his tactics for the Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand.
Oct 30, 15:47
Scott Sio of Australia speaks to the media during an Australia media session at the Grange Wellington Hotel on October 12, 2015
Scott Sio returns to Australia team for Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand
Scott Sio returns to Australia's starting XV for this Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand at Twickenham.
Oct 29, 15:21
Julian Savea celebrates with teammates after scoring a try during New Zealand's quarter-final victory over France at the Rugby World Cup
New Zealand unchanged for Rugby World Cup final
Steve Hansen goes with the same New Zealand team that beat South Africa in the semis for Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against Australia.
Oct 29, 12:24
New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter kicks at goal during the Rugby World Cup Pool C contest against Tonga on October 9, 2015
Dan Carter keen to banish bad World Cup final memories
Dan Carter admits his desperation to put his injury nightmare of the last World Cup behind him with victory against Australia on Saturday.
Oct 28, 22:38
Harry and Wills watch the Rugby World Cup game between England and Wales on September 26, 2015
Prince Harry to present Webb Ellis Cup to Rugby World Cup winners
Prince Harry, the honorary president of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, will present the Webb Ellis Cup to the winners of Saturday's final at Twickenham.
Oct 27, 17:04
David Pocock of the Brumbies runs with the ball during the round three Super Rugby match between the Western Force and the ACT Brumbies at nib Stadium on March 1, 2014
Australia's David Pocock invites Sir David Attenborough to Rugby World Cup final
Australia No.8 David Pocock invites TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough to Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand at Twickenham.
Oct 27, 14:52
All Black assistant coach Ian Foster speaks to media at the Royal Garden Hotel on November 11, 2013
Ian Foster: 'All focus on Australia showdown, not player departures'
Ian Foster says that all talk surrounding departing players Dan Carter, Richie McCaw and Keven Mealamu can wait until after next weekend's Rugby World Cup final.
Oct 26, 20:47
Argentina's head coach Daniel Hourcade holds a ball prior to a semi-final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Argentina and Australia at Twickenham Stadium, southwest London, on October 25, 2015
Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade: 'We feel huge pain after defeat to Australia'
Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade admits that Los Pumas felt "huge pain" after missing out on reaching the Rugby World Cup final for the first time by losing to Australia.
Oct 26, 00:21
Michael Cheika, Head Coach of Australia gives instructions prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between Australia and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on October 18, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Australia coach Michael Cheika: 'New Zealand will be confident'
Australia coach Michael Cheika says that he believes New Zealand will think that they have the Wallabies' "measure" going into Saturday's Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham.
Oct 26, 00:12
Sekope Kepu and Kane Douglas of Australia celebrate after winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between Argentina and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 25, 2015
Australia lock Kane Douglas: 'Argentina game toughest so far'
Australia lock Kane Douglas tells Sports Mole that Sunday's semi-final against Argentina was the Wallabies' toughest match of the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 25, 23:58
Michael Hooper of Australia celebrates after winning the 2015 Rugby World Cup Semi Final match between Argentina and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 25, 2015
Australia flanker Michael Hooper: 'Argentina brought it to us'
Australia flanker Michael Hooper tells Sports Mole that Argentina pushed the Wallabies all the way in Sunday's Rugby World Cup semi-final at Twickenham.
Oct 25, 22:03
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw stands proudly with a bloody nose on August 15, 2015
Richie McCaw cleared to play in Rugby World Cup final
New Zealand captain Richie McCaw will be available for the Rugby World Cup after escaping a citing for a collision in the semi-final.
Oct 25, 21:56
All Blacks coach and selector Steve Hansen during the New Zealand All Blacks squad announcement at the Southern Cross Hotel on October 20, 2013
Steve Hansen: 'New Zealand self-belief helped defeat South Africa'
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen claims that the All Blacks reached their second World Cup final in a row because of their experience and composure.
Oct 25, 14:27
Referee Nigel Owens of Wales during the Heineken Cup Pool 5 match between Montpellier and Leicester Tigers at Stade Yves Du Manoir on December 15, 2013
Nigel Owens 'to referee Rugby World Cup final'
Welsh official Nigel Owens will take charge of next weekend's Rugby World Cup final, according to New Zealand selector Grant Fox.
Oct 25, 10:45