Rugby Union

Wed 30 Oct 2019

World reacts to ‘joke’ haka ruling

World reacts to ‘joke’ haka ruling

World Rugby has been accused of mixed messages after reportedly fining England for its eye-catching response to the All Blacks.

Tue 29 Oct 2019

All you need to know about the RWC final

All you need to know about the RWC final

Six weeks after the Rugby World Cup commenced, we’ve arrived at the final – where England will start favourites against South Africa. YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE

England faces penalty for haka drama

England faces penalty for haka drama

England’s response to the All Blacks’ haka had tongues wagging across the world but the plan may cause the Poms some unexpected pain.

SBW offered richest rugby deal ever

SBW offered richest rugby deal ever

Sonny Bill Williams has reportedly been offered the chance to be the highest paid player in the history of rugby league and union.

World Cup mastermind has no chill

World Cup mastermind has no chill

Eddie Jones has been grinning — and winning — his way through the World Cup — and his latest sledge at Wales’ coach was a beauty.

Mon 28 Oct 2019

Jones won’t rule out Ford-Farrell switch

Jones won’t rule out Ford-Farrell switch

Eddie Jones could yet opt for his approach against the Wallabies and use George Ford as a finisher off the bench for England’s World Cup final.

Referee horrified by World Cup mismatch

Referee horrified by World Cup mismatch

Brilliant, brave — but also annoying. South African scrum-half Faf de Klerk was on everyone’s lips after the Rugby World Cup semis.

Journo defends ‘disrespectful’ question

Journo defends ‘disrespectful’ question

A journalist who All Blacks coach Steve Hansen offered to “take outside” after objecting to his line of questioning claims he was ready to go.

Sun 27 Oct 2019

'Dullest game ever': Cup semi slammed

'Dullest game ever': Cup semi slammed

After last night’s pulsating Rugby World Cup semi-final blockbuster, Wales and South Africa have turned in a dour slog that had the world falling asleep.

Why Wallabies are stuck in tricky pursuit of Jones

premium_icon Why Wallabies are stuck in tricky pursuit of Jones

If Rugby Australia wants Eddie Jones to save the Wallabies, they’ll have to do it right now and sign him on his terms — which is exactly why the Michael Cheika...

Boks break Welsh hearts in thrilling Cup semi

premium_icon Boks break Welsh hearts in thrilling Cup semi

The Springboks are through to the World Cup final, where they will face England, after a gruelling last-gasp semi-final victory over Wales.

Man’s boneheaded tattoo blunder

Man’s boneheaded tattoo blunder

A New Zealand man will have a lifelong reminder of one of his darkest days unless he can get someone to laser off an ink-related mistake.

Get Eddie! Cup whiz ‘should be top of the list’

premium_icon Get Eddie! Cup whiz ‘should be top of the list’

He’s going to cost a pretty penny but ‘if Australia want the right man for the job’, they must lure England’s coach back home.

NZ front page gives painfully perfect reaction

NZ front page gives painfully perfect reaction

Just three months after their Cricket World Cup heartache, New Zealand is again in mourning after the All Blacks loss to England.

What made gracious All Blacks coach snap

What made gracious All Blacks coach snap

Steve Hansen’s wildly successful reign as New Zealand coach ended on a sour note at the hands of Eddie Jones’ England.

‘Bullied like little boys’: England media sticks boot in to All Blacks

‘Bullied like little boys’: England media sticks boot in to All...

UK rugby’s media have wasted little time in rubbing the salt into the wounds of All Blacks players.

Sat 26 Oct 2019

‘Absurd’ haka drama stuns the world

‘Absurd’ haka drama stuns the world

The All Blacks blew Ireland off the park last week after their haka challenge but England have delivered something different for the semi-final.

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Expect the unexpected from mercurial All Blacks

Expect the unexpected from mercurial All Blacks

After throwing out the textbook against the Wallabies, England have reverted to the norm for their World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.

Jones refuses to rule out coaching Wallabies

premium_icon Jones refuses to rule out coaching Wallabies

Eddie Jones wouldn’t be goaded into Wallabies coaching talk, but significantly, the Australian wouldn't rule himself out of replacing Michael Cheika.

‘All Blacks have their share of d***heads’

‘All Blacks have their share of d***heads’

Let’s hope the action in the Rugby World Cup semi-final between New Zealand and England is as entertaining as the build-up has been.

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