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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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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
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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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The last word
Quotes of Rugby World Cup 2019
They say they can't hear you scream in space, but it seems the pearls of wisdom uttered during the 45 matches of Rugby World Cup 2019 have penetrated even that endless vacuum. Here we offer some of the best ...
England v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019 Final
MATCH REVIEW: ENG 12-32 RSA
Dominant Boks repel England before flying wingers strike to seal world title No.3
Favourites England are shut out as rock-solid Springboks start strongly and stay in control to lift the Webb Ellis Cup again, sparking celebrations all over South Africa.
England v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019 Final
Final analysis: the numbers that matter
An 11-3 scrum count is South Africa's springboard to victory
South Africa displayed complete physical dominance over England in the final of Rugby World Cup 2019.
Wales v France - Rugby World Cup 2019: Quarter Final
Daily Diary
From The Touchline - Saturday, 2 November
With numbers like these, we can count ourselves lucky that we have had the chance to notch up the 44 days and 45 matches of Japan 2019, the ninth Rugby World Cup...
England v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019 Final
Final Analysis
The try, 24 years in the making, that sealed Rugby World Cup 2019
South Africa were always on top but their first touchdown in an RWC final put the match beyond England's reach.
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Erasmus, the Springboks' natural born coach
Even as a player, a pretty good one at that, he was obsessed with the technical stuff. Now, after a steady climb up the coaching ranks, his attention to detail could land the greatest rugby prize of all.
Japan v South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019: Quarter Final
Final Analysis: Key man - South Africa
Magical Mapimpi's unstoppable surge to the top
Rugby News Service analysts select key performers to watch out for in Saturday's final. Here we spotlight South Africa winger Makazole Mapimpi.
New Zealand v Wales - Rugby World Cup 2019: Bronze Final
Report Card: New Zealand
It was not all black for the dethroned champions
New Zealand are left downcast by the end of their 'three-peat' dream but they still illuminated RWC 2019 with their chart-topping performances.
New Zealand v Wales - Rugby World Cup 2019: Bronze Final
REPORT CARD: WALES
Proud Wales hit high notes before injuries ruin Gatland's farewell
Led by inspirational Alun Wyn Jones, they have come a long way in coach's 12-year reign, but after topping the pool and edging past France their horrific injury list takes its toll.
England v Tonga - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool C
ROAD TO THE FINAL
How England stepped up the march with superb one-two in knockouts
Eddie Jones and his team kicked off their campaign by outmuscling Tonga, before outclassing Australia and finishing their journey with a consummate dismissal of the All Blacks.
England v Tonga - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group C
Final Analysis: Key Man - England
Hard-tackling Underhill out to dominate Springboks
Rugby News Service analysts select key performers to watch out for in Saturday's final. Here we spotlight England flanker Sam Underhill.
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Match preview
Two styles, one winner: can England create a new world order?
As a wonderful tournament comes to a close, Eddie Jones's team seek to win the Rugby World Cup with their fourth straight north v south victory. But they know South Africa have the game to kick their hopes into touch.
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Final Analysis
History shows fast starts are critical to final success
Whoever dominates the first half of Saturday’s decider between England and South Africa will have the best chance of winning the Rugby World Cup.
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Final Analysis: Key Man - South Africa
Pocket rocket Kolbe can be Springboks' winning weapon
Rugby News Service analysts select key performers to watch out for ahead of Saturday's final. The latest is South Africa winger Cheslin Kolbe.
England v Argentina - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group C
Final Analysis: Key man - ENGLAND
How Ford puts England in driving seat
Rugby News Service analysts select key performers to watch out for in Saturday's final. The latest is England fly-half George Ford.
New Zealand v Wales - Rugby World Cup 2019: Bronze Final
Match review: NZL 40-17 WAL
Stylish six-try farewell for New Zealand's departing heroes
Two tries for Ben Smith, a memorable exit for Kieran Read, and one final victory for Steve Hansen - while injury-hit Wales also play their part in a compelling bronze final.
England v New Zealand - Rugby World Cup 2019: Semi-Final
Final Analysis: England
Making a case for the defence in England's knockout successes
Eddie Jones's attackers draw all the plaudits but his defenders build the platform for victories on the road to a final appearance.
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Final Analysis: Ages
Jones' view: if they're good enough they're old enough
England coach picked the youngest pair of flankers ever to play in a Rugby World Cup final in 2003, when he led Australia. Now he has done it again, showing that he is no rugby traditionalist.
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Final Analysis: South Africa
Boks can give England a run for their money
South Africa's knockout success has been built on strangling the opposition's attack. It won't be so easy against England so expect more possession and passing from the Boks.
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The fabulous backroom boys - South Africa
Rugby News Service profiles the unsung heroes on the coaching support staff who have helped Rassie Erasmus lead South Africa to the Rugby World Cup final.
South Africa v Italy - Rugby World Cup 2019: Group B
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Pollard's verdict on final pressure: I love it
South Africa fly-half says he has been preparing his whole life to take the kick that may win the Rugby World Cup.
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Daily diary
From the touchline - Friday, 1 November
The Rugby News Service team take a walk on the blindside to find offbeat news stories, stats and anecdotes from RWC 2019...
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They said it...
Quotes of the Day - Friday, 1 November
On the eve of the Rugby World Cup 2019 final, England's monarchy might have some fences to mend, while rugby royalty reflects on how far the tournament has come.
England v Argentina - Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool C
Final Analysis: Key Man - England
Why destructive Itoje is England’s one-man wrecking crew
Rugby News Service analysts select key performers to watch in Saturday's final. Here we spotlight England second-row Maro Itoje.
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