Fixtures for September 2011

For all the Rugby World Cup fixtures including UK kick off times click here. All games live ITV and Talksport Sunday 4 September Aviva Premiership N’hampton v Gloucester (3.30) Live…

Jonah Lomu try v England

Dave Attwood, the Bath and England lock, wasn’t one for sports idols as a kid. “The only memory I have of watching rugby as a boy,” he says, “is watching Jonah…

Warren Gatland’s Wales v South Africa verdict

Having pushed South Africa hard in their last three encounters, Wales coach Warren Gatland (NZL) believes his side have the credentials to succeed in their opening Pool D game against…

Spectacular World Cup opening ceremony

Tournament Organisers for Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011) today unveiled some key elements of the Opening Ceremony which will kick-off the seventh Rugby World Cup at 7.30pm (NZT or…

What’s hot and what’s not in rugby

By Rugby World Reader Larissa Falls Hot: Warm-Up Matches… Care’s sportsmanship, Tuilagi’s talent, Warburton’s work rate and North’s try scoring tally. Tindall becoming England’s equal most capped centre, sold out…

New Zealand No 8 Kieran Read will miss the opening weeks of Rugby World Cup 2011 while fellow loose forward Adam Thomson is likely to be unavailable for the opening…