World Cup

Uruguay's players lie dejected as Portugal celebrate their World Cup qualification in 2007

RWC qualifying: the South American battle

URUGUAY SET out in pursuit of the holy grail of World Cup 2015 qualification this weekend, having missed out on a place at the last two World Cup finals tournaments…

Exiled official: Bryce Lawrence has retired after political pressure from the ARU and SARU

Bryce Lawrence blames political pressure for retirement

NEW ZEALAND referee Bryce Lawrence has retired, citing heavy criticism following the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between South Africa and Australia last year behind his decision. The 41 year-old is…

New Zealand

Rugby World Cup 2015: countdown

TUESDAY 18 September 2012 marks exactly three years to go until the next Rugby World Cup kicks off, but planning for the tournament is already well underway. The Olympics have…

Eliota’s appeal against misconduct decision upheld

Eliota’s appeal against misconduct decision upheld

Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu’s appeal against the misconduct decision for comments made via social media has been refused by the Independent Appeal Committee hearing his case. The Samoa player’s appeal was…

Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland reviews his World Cup

It would be easy to look back on the World Cup in a negative way and think about what could have been, but we’ve got to be positive. It’s more…

France faced up to the Haka, and also faced an automatic £2,500 fine

Dimitri Yachvili and his World Cup moments

I am so proud of my team-mates for the way we played in the World Cup final. We showed pride in our jersey and incredible team spirit. Clearly we’re disappointed…