Lamont, Moody & Byrne on the World Cup – Part 3

Six World Cups and only one victor from the northern hemisphere – England’s nail-biting defeat of Australia in 2003 bringing ‘Bill’ to Europe for the first, and to date only,…

England celebrate Chris Ashton's try

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor at Eden Park ON THE evidence of Saturday’s matches, the England-France semi-final will be a dire affair. Then again, both teams could spark…

Tonga 19 France 14

Tonga shocked France 19-14 in a Pool A match at the Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday. France showed little during a match dominated territorially by Tonga, with so many promising…

Wales v Fiji match preview

Venue: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton Date: Sunday, 2 October Kick-off:0600 BST/ 1800 NZ Coverage: Scores and reports on BBC website plus live text commentaries on all home nations matches; updates on…

World Cup Quotes of the Day – Thursday 30 September

“I will eat him tomorrow.” – Russia’s Vladimir Ostroushko is relishing Saturday’s wing duel with Australia’s Radike Samo. “I’ll be happy with 21-20 to us.” – Canada coach Kieran Crowley,…

The RFU have acted to ban two of their coaches, David Alred and Paul Stridgeon, from Saturday’s match against Scotland after an investigation into alleged misconduct for a breach of…