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Japan v Russia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool A
RWC 2019
Rugby World Cup 2019: One year on
One year ago today the record-breaking Rugby World Cup 2019 kicked off. We take a look at the impact made by the first tournament in Asia.
Jillion Potter fends off a tackle
Rugby history
Six players who made inspirational returns to the rugby pitch
We take a look at six players who have dealt with hardships off the pitch in order to thrive on it.
Photo of Eddie Jones at England v Ireland in the Guinness Six Nations
Virtual High Performance Academy
Eddie Jones happy to share secrets of his success through Virtual High Performance Academy
The England coach has kept busy during lockdown, passing on his considerable coaching knowledge to participants in the World Rugby Virtual High Performance Academy.
England v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019 Final
Pionering coaches
Rassie Erasmus: The rugby DJ who got the Springboks back on track
We take a look at what makes Rassie Erasmus special and how he took the Springboks from sixth in the world to number one.
England v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019 Final
U20 Championship
U20 Championship: Springboard to Rugby World Cup glory
Following South Africa’s victory at Rugby World Cup 2019, 28 World Rugby U20 Championship graduates have now lifted the Webb Ellis Cup.
RWC 1995: trophy presentation
Rugby World Cup Memories
On this day in 1995: Mandela, Williams and Pienaar help unite South Africa
Twenty-five years on from the historic Rugby World Cup 1995 final, Francois Pienaar, Bryan Habana and Siya Kolisi reflect on the inspirational effect of South Africa's RWC victories on their generations.
Japan v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
MEDIA RELEASES
RWC 2019 delivers record economic, social and sporting outcomes for Japan
Japan 2019 was the most economically successful Rugby World Cup ever, with nearly £4.3 billion generated in economic output according to a report published by EY today.
France v England - Guinness Six Nations
Classic Rivalries
Le Crunch: What is it? Where is it? And who wins it?
World Rugby examines the facts and figures behind England’s 114-year rivalry with France.
Japan v Ireland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Podcast Preview
Between the Lines: Michael Leitch and Luke Thompson
Japan stars Michael Leitch and Luke Thompson join Sean Maloney on the latest World Rugby podcast to discuss the Brave Blossoms’ run to the Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-finals and much, much more.
RWC broadcast
RWC 2019
Rugby World Cup 2019 production wins TV award
RWC 2019 in Japan was the most watched rugby event ever with a global audience of more than 857 million people.
England v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019 Final
World Rankings
World Rugby Rankings: How defending champions fared after Rugby World Cup glory
We examine how Rugby World Cup-winning teams fare at the start of their title defence in terms of the World Rugby Men’s Rankings.
Japan v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Quarter Final
Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup 2019 production shortlisted for TV Awards
Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan was the most watched rugby event ever with more than 857 million people around the world watching the action.
England v New Zealand - Rugby World Cup 2019: Semi-Final
Classic matches
Watch LIVE rugby TODAY … England v New Zealand, RWC 2019
Relive England’s epic 19-7 win against New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-finals this Sunday via our free-to-access live stream service.
South Africa v USA - RWC 2015
Podcast Preview
The World Rugby Podcast: Bryan Habana
The legendary Springbok winger joins Sean Maloney for the latest in our ‘Inside the 22’ series.
Japan v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
CLASSIC MATCHES
Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... Japan v Scotland, RWC 2019
Watch how Japan secured their place in the quarter-finals of a Rugby World Cup for the first time in history with victory over Scotland in Yokohama.
Fiji v Uruguay - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool D
Watch LIVE rugby TODAY ... Fiji v Uruguay, Rugby World Cup 2019
Sunday’s offering on World Rugby’s free-to-access live streaming service is Uruguay’s shock win over Fiji at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Kamaishi.
Mike Te'o of USA
Regional focus: North America
Globe-trotting and shirt-swapping – the life and times of Mike Te’o
From the World Rugby U20 Trophy to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and the Rugby World Cup, hooker turned full-back Mike Te’o admits he’s been on some journey.
Japan v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Press releases
New research links Japan’s Rugby World Cup hosting with national pride and excitement boost
Rugby World Cup hosting was a catalyst for national pride growth in Japan, capturing the imagination, growing rugby interest and leaving a positive legacy for the sport, according to the latest research.
England v Australia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Quarter Final
Press releases
RWC 2019 sets new broadcast records and inspires new audiences
Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan was the most watched rugby event ever with more than 857 million people around the world watching the action via World Rugby’s network of rights-holding broadcast partners, an increase of 26 per cent from the previous tournament in England.
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Press releases
RWC 2019 player welfare approach delivered significant concussion reduction
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has praised “hugely encouraging” player welfare results from RWC 2019 that demonstrate a 28 per cent reduction in overall concussion incidence and a 37 per cent reduction in tackle concussion incidence compared to the current elite competition average.
England v Australia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Quarter Final
Features
Retiring legends of the international arena
Rugby World Cup 2019 was the last hurrah for a host of international rugby greats. Here we highlight the players who have officially called time on their test careers.
RWC 2019 Thanks Parade for Japan squad
RWC 2019
Fans line streets of Tokyo to thank history-making Brave Blossoms
Fifty thousand people flocked to Tokyo on Wednesday to acknowledge the achievements of the Japan national team in reaching the Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-finals.
Wales v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Semi-Final
Press releases
Fun focus sees RWC 2019 social and digital content break new ground and records
World Rugby has announced record-breaking digital content viewing figures for Rugby World Cup 2019, confirming the tournament as one of the most watched and engaged sports events of the decade.
RWC 2023 meetings - November 2019
RWC 2023
France 2023 sets sights on most impactful Rugby World Cup as preparations are praised
World Rugby has concluded its first official coordination meetings in Paris since the hosting ball was passed from Japan 2019 to France 2023 earlier this month, with the international federation praising continued strong progress.
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RWC 2019
World Rugby Statement: Rugby World Cup 2019
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RWC 2019
Independent Disputes Committee decision: Scottish Rugby Union
An Independent Disputes Committee has found that comments made by Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) representatives in relation to the potential impact of Typhoon Hagibis on Scotland’s Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool A match against Japan constituted misconduct.
England v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019 Final
World Rankings
Springboks on top of the world
Rugby World Cup 2019 champions South Africa move to the top of the World Rugby Men's Rankings for the first time in nearly 10 years.
World Rugby Awards
World Rugby Awards
Du Toit and Scarratt named World Rugby Players of the Year 2019
South Africa’s Pieter-Steph du Toit and England’s Emily Scarratt have been named World Rugby Men’s and Women’s 15s Player of the Year 2019 in association with Mastercard at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday.
England v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019 Final
Report card: South Africa
South Africa spread wings for thrilling third RWC triumph
Coach Rassie Erasmus's approach was vindicated as his team bounced back from their opening defeat to claim title in dominant style.
England v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019 Final
REPORT CARD: ENGLAND
England rue final failure - but future looks bright
Having looked so good in ousting New Zealand one week, Eddie Jones's men come up short in the RWC final the next. But even if he makes a swift exit, his young team will surely put up another strong challenge at RWC 2023.
Wales v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Semi-Final
Press Release
Game-changing Rugby World Cup 2019 is a record-breaker
The first Rugby World Cup in Asia draws to a close with South Africa crowned champions and a multitude of records broken in the most impactful and ground-breaking Rugby World Cup in history.
England v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019 Final
The final word
Kolisi's triumph a fitting finale to six compelling weeks
Japan is the perfect setting and South Africa provide a thrilling last chapter with memorable victory over England.
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