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Japan v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group A
Rugby World Cup Memories
10 classic men’s pool matches at Rugby World Cup
Following the Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw, we look back at 10 of the best men’s pool matches from the archives.
England v Australia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Quarter Final
Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw: Most and least common fixtures in tournament’s history
Ahead of the official Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw in Paris on Monday, we take a look at the fixtures that have been played more than others — and those that have left fans wanting more.
New Zealand v Argentina - 2020 Tri-Nations
Rugby history
10 of the biggest upsets in international rugby history
Following Argentina’s first ever win against New Zealand, we look back at some of the biggest upsets in the history of the game.
New Zealand v Namibia - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
World Rugby Awards
World Rugby Awards: Vote for the IRP 15s Tries of the Decade
Fans from across the globe are being invited to cast their vote on the International Rugby Players Men’s and Women’s 15s Try of the Decade.
Photo of South Africa lifting the Webb Ellis Cup at the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final
Springbok Showdown
South Africa’s Rugby World Cup winners set to feature in historic Springbok Showdown
Excitement is building ahead of Saturday’s ‘Green’ v ‘Gold’ Springbok Showdown at Newlands in Cape Town.
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.
Photo of Bryan Habana diving over to score South Africa's third try against USA at Rugby World Cup 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.
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