Rugby

England, France clash call-off disappointing but correct, says Jones

Organisers called tomorrow's game off on Thursday with Typhoon Hagibis set to bring violent winds and torrential rain ...

Old sports’ must adapt, says surf chief ahead of Olympics debut

While it took a long time for surfing to get on the Olympic program Aguerre puts it down to the carefree nature of the ...

Horne shines as Scots crush Russia to set up Japan decider

Horne scored his first two tries from scrumhalf and added a third from the left wing as Scotland finally got their ...

Lionesses' boost as South Africa rule themselves out of Tokyo Olympics

It's the second time that the rugby-mad nation have ruled out sending their ladies team to the Olympics having ...

US smell blood of ailing Argentina

Now, after defeats by England and France, the dream is over — and early.

Fiji will look to pressure Welsh back row, says coach McKee

Wales coach Warren Gatland has elected to rest stalwart openside flanker Justin Tipuric from the match at Oita Stadium, ...

France target England as Hansen defends ‘unavoidable contact’

Just as in their opener against Argentina, France held on for a nerve-jangling 23-21 win, having built a big lead in ...

Barrett brothers star in Canada rout, France defeather Eagles

Although a long way from their record World Cup win — a 145-17 thrashing of Japan in 2007 — it was only the second time ...

France seek to copy England’s approach against USA

Meanwhile, Japan’s surprise victory over Ireland has given All Blacks coach Steve Hansen the perfect chance to remind ...

England run in seven tries to down United States 45-7

United States flanker John Quill was sent off in the 70th minute for a shoulder charge to the head of Owen Farrell

Aussie Hodge banned for 3 matches for dangerous tackle

World Rugby said Hodge should have been shown a red card but the punishment was halved from six weeks because of his ...

Fans allowed to bring food after shortages in World Cup stadiums

Organisers say that the inclusion of beer hawkers bringing drinks to fans in their seats, another common feature of the ...

Springboks’ ‘destructive’ Du Toit to replace Nyakane

It is an obvious blow for the Boks given Nyakane’s scrumming power, but assistant coach Matt Proudfoot believes Du Toit ...

Ref O’Keeffe stokes criticism in Australia

After Fiji scored a try to move to a 21-12 lead in the second half of the match at Sapporo, video footage posted online ...

Early blitz lifts six-try Wales to win over Georgia

Georgia are hoping to use this World Cup as an audition for entry into Six Nations.

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Tuilagi scores twice in first half England.

Australia’s Hodge cited for dangerous tackle in Fiji win

Hodge will face a three-man judicial committee in Tokyo at a date yet to be determined.