Rugby World Cup 2015

James Hook in training with the rest of the Wales squad in Auckland, New Zealand

James Hook to start at 10 against France

Wales have made one change to the starting line-up which triumphed over Ireland last weekend for the 2011 Rugby World Cup semi-final clash with France at Eden Park on Saturday…

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…

France pick team to take on Wales

France pick team to take on Wales

France head coach Marc Lièvremont on Tuesday announced his team to play Wales in their semi-final match at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday, 15 October, 9am kick off. France: 1.…

Rugby World Cup semi-finals confirmed

Rugby World Cup semi-finals confirmed

The semi-final fixtures for Rugby World Cup 2011 have been confirmed after the completion of quarter-final matches on Sunday. All times are local to New Zealand. Saturday, 15 October 9am,…

20 teams confirmed for 2015 World Cup

20 teams confirmed for 2015 World Cup

Delivering a Rugby World Cup 2015 tournament format and window that continues to maximise the growth and prosperity of the global game was the focus for delegates attending an IRB…