Rugby World Cup 2015

Thierry Dusautoir will lead France in the final

France prepare for the final in Auckland

The French Rugby squad took the heat off their Rugby World Cup 2011 finals build-up with a relaxed day out in Auckland. The players and management enjoyed a typical Kiwi…

Weepu and Cruden

Australia 6 New Zealand 20 – The Verdict

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor at Eden Park SO THE omens of 1987 continue and New Zealand have made it through to the World Cup final after comfortably…

Francois Pienaar’s verdict on South Africa

Francois Pienaar’s verdict on South Africa

As South Africans come to terms with the weekend’s quarter-final loss to Australia, Francois Pienaar, captain of the team that famously won the tournament in 1995, offers a pragmatic view…

Michael Lynagh’s World Cup verdict

Michael Lynagh’s World Cup verdict

I am delighted and I must say a little relieved that Australia have made it to the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup. It was a brutal game against South…

James Horwill scores

South Africa 9 Australia 11 – The Verdict

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor in Wellington ANOTHER WORLD CUP quarter-final, another edge-of-your-seat affair. This contest was in the balance right until the end as South Africa pushed…

Flutey out but Simpson travels to World Cup

Flutey out but Simpson travels to World Cup

England Team Manager, Martin Johnson, has announced the 30-man squad that will travel to New Zealand for next month’s Rugby World Cup. Captain, Lewis Moody, will lead the side into…

Ireland World Cup squad

Ireland World Cup squad

Ireland coach Declan Kidney today announced the 30 man squad for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. The squad will be captained by Brian O’Driscoll and contains a split…

Ross Renniee

Rennie makes first start for Scotland

ROSS RENNIE will make his first start for Scotland against Ireland on Saturday at Murrayfield as he bids for a place in Andy Robinson’s 30-man World Cup squad. The Edinburgh…