Rugby World Cup 2015

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The Playmaker – Quade Cooper

Pop quiz. Identify the player Robbie Deans is describing: “He’s an outside-half who reacts. He has an enormous amount of talent and an instinct for the game, which we encourage…

Samoan Captain Mahonri Schwalger leads the Haka upon their arrival in Auckland, ahead of the World Cup

Samoa are out to upset the big boys

In 2007, Samoa fell below their usual high standards at the World Cup, but they’re back four years later with a squad capable of making the knockout stages, writes Paul…

Carl Hayman employs an odd tactic to stop Wales getting the ball

The other side of Jamie Roberts

RUGBY WORLD: Who are the jokers with Wales? JAMIE ROBERTS: Tom Shanklin has had to retire now but there are still a few jokers in the squad. Stephen Jones continues…

World Cup Quotes of the Day – Thurs 8 September

World Cup Quotes of the Day – Thurs 8 September

“History has shown that what’s happened previously – good or bad – means nothing come kick off.” – New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw reassures himself and fans that recent defeats…

Wales team to play South Africa – Hook at 15

Wales team to play South Africa – Hook at 15

Wales have reverted largely to the side which triumphed over England at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff three weeks ago for their Rugby World Cup opener against the reigning World…

RWC guide to every player in the England team

RWC guide to every player in the England team

England manager Martin Johnson has made just two changes, both forced, to the England team which won 20-9 in Ireland just under two weeks ago. Delon Armitage comes in on the…

Georgia’s Goderdzi Shvelidze will play in his third World Cup

Why Georgia can make the Quarter-Finals

Paul Morgan finds Kingsley Jones tipping an East European rival for success… If you’re looking for a major upset at this World Cup then look no further than the Georgians…