Sarah Mockford

Rugby World editor

Matt Stevens

Venue: Twickenham, date: Saturday, 6 August, Kick-off: 1430 BST Coverage:Live commentary on BBC Sport website, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru and BBC 5 live sports extra; Watch live on Sky…

Ross Renniee

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…

Queensland Reds

By Rugby World reader Larissa Falls HOT Queensland Reds… Super Rugby champions! Samoa… For their incredible 32-23 win over Australia and their first victory over a top-five international team. The…

NZ map

By Herb Christophers IF YOU’RE heading to New Zealand this autumn for the World Cup, we have plenty of ideas for how you can keep busy and see the countryside…

Bellbird

INVERCARGILL Pre-match jaunt – Waituna Lagoon/Awarua Wetland This is an internationally recognised wetland site frequented by diverse migrating and wading bird species. Relatively unspoiled compared to similar waterways in other…

Purakanui

DUNEDIN Pre-match jaunt – Otago Rail Trail A unique walking, cycling and horse riding track following the route of an historic railway line. It’s 150km long in total but you…

Nelson Lakes Kerr Bay Rotoiti

NELSON A pre-match jaunt – Nelson Lakes Bellbird Walk and Honeydew Walk are part of the stunning Lake Rotoiti Nature Recovery project where bellbirds and tui welcome you to their…

Orongorongo Valley

WELLINGTON Pre-match jaunt – Orongorongo Track This walk goes through authentic New Zealand forest, packed with palms, ferns, huge rata trees, fantastic views and good swimming holes in the river.…

Australasian Gannet

NAPIER Pre-match jaunt – Cape Kidnappers Spectacular geological cliff formations on the coast to Cape Kidnappers Gannet colony makes a trip there memorable. The Saddle and Black Reef gannet colonies…

Mt Taranaki

NEW PLYMOUTH Pre-match jaunt – Dawson Falls There’s a range of walks from the Dawson Falls Visitor Centre. One short steep descent through rainforest takes you to the base of…