Stunning score: Jubilant Japan celebrate Karne Hesketh's winning try against South Africa

Analysis: Ten minutes that sealed a magical Japan win

If the endgame of these global tournaments is to catapult the sport into the wider consciousness and inspire fresh fans, Rugby World Cup 2015 may have already reached a zenith. A 34-32 victory for…


World Cup Highlights: New Zealand 26-16 Argentina

New Zealand opened their World Cup campaign with a hefty bonus-point win over Canada at the Millennium Stadium – here are the official World Cup highlights of the match. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.  …

New Zealand in Samoa

Rugby Rant: Respect the Islands

New Zealand’s historic trip to Samoa must herald a change in the tour mindset, says RW’s Alan Pearey

Ireland team

Five things we learnt: Ireland v Canada

By Whiff of Cordite Ireland opened their World Cup 2015 campaign with a comprehensive and sparky hit out over Canada. Ireland were never expected to lose the game, but then…

France's wing Remy Grosso attends a press conference ahead of France v Romania

France gamble by calling up inexperienced Remy Grosso

In four years in charge of France, Philippe Saint-André has used 82 players – one fewer than his predecessor Marc Lièvremont. Over the next fortnight, Saint-André should equal Lièvremont’s record…

England v Fiji

Five things we learnt: England v Fiji

By Adam Hathaway Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph still to click We didn’t learn anything about this pair at all. Brad Barritt is reliable but when he makes an error…