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Rugby World Cup: International rugby union competition
The Rugby World Cup is a men's rugby union tournament contested every four years between the top international teams. The tournament was first held in 1987, when the tournament was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

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Former Australia great David Pocock retires from all rugby

former australia great david pocock retires from all rugby
SYDNEY – Former Australia flanker and captain David Pocock has retired from all rugby and will now concentrate on campaigning for conservation causes and work on rugby development programmes. Pocock..
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NZ broadband traffic spikes to an all-time high - and it's not become of Covid

nz broadband traffic spikes to an all-time high - and it's not become of covid
Chorus says data traffic on its network reached a new peak of 3.15 terabits per second on Thursday night.Previous peaks have been hit during the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the first week of Level 4..
New Zealand Herald - Published

2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan the most successful ever

2019 rugby world cup in japan the most successful ever
The Rugby World Cup held in Japan last year was the most economically successful World Cup to date, attracting some 242,000 international visitors and adding €2.68 billion to the country’s GDP, a..
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Japanese winger Kenki Fukuoka chooses studies over Tokyo Games

japanese winger kenki fukuoka chooses studies over tokyo games
Winger Kenki Fukuoka, who helped Japan reach the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals last year, has said he will not be available for the rugby sevens tournament at the Tokyo Olympics as he will be...
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All Blacks: Flanker Sam Cane named New Zealand captain

Flanker Sam Cane is the new captain of the All Blacks, following Kieran Read’s retirement after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
BBC News - Published

England's 2023 World Cup squad could be 60% different, says Jones

England head coach Eddie Jones says his squad for the next Rugby World Cup may be '60% different' from the one that reached the 2019 final.
BBC News - Published

Eddie Jones signs new England contract: 'Project not finished yet'

Eddie Jones says his side "aspire to be a team everyone remembers" as he agrees a contract extension to coach England through to the Rugby World Cup in France in 2023.
BBC News - Published

Eddie Jones: England boss set to sign new deal through to 2023 World Cup

Eddie Jones is set to agree a new deal to continue coaching England through to the Rugby World Cup in France in 2023.
BBC News - Published

England v Wales: Mark Wilson and Anthony Watson return for hosts

Flanker Mark Wilson and wing Anthony Watson will make their first England appearances since the Rugby World Cup when they face Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.
BBC News - Published

Wilson and Watson return as England name team to face Wales

Flanker Mark Wilson and wing Anthony Watson will make their first England appearances since the Rugby World Cup when they face Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.
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Six Nations 2020: Anthony Watson and Mark Wilson called up for England

Rugby World Cup stars Anthony Watson and Mark Wilson are called up to a 25-man England training squad ahead of the Six Nations match against Wales.
BBC News - Published

Rugby star Maro Itoje: Who would he support in Nigeria v England?

England's Rugby World Cup finalist, whose parents were born in Nigeria, talks about his identity.
BBC News - Published

Six Nations: The young stars to watch out for at the 2020 tournament

As another Rugby World Cup cycle begins, which young stars are set to take the stage in the 2020 Six Nations
BBC News - Published

Six Nations 2020: England must improve on World Cup form, says Martin Johnson

England legend Martin Johnson says his former side need to exceed the form that took them to the Rugby World Cup final
BBC News - Published

Israel Folau's compensation claim rises to $14 million

Israel Folau claims the Wallabies would have put in a "superior performance" at the 2019 Rugby World Cup if he was selected and he is now seeking $14 million in damages.
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'It goes through your head all the time' - final defeat haunts Jones

Head coach Eddie Jones says he is still not over England's Rugby World Cup final defeat by South Africa.
BBC News - Published

Springboks bring Rugby World Cup home

South Africa fans gathered at OR Tambo International Airport to greet the victorious squad.
BBC News - Published

Siya Kolisi: Rugby World Cup win for all South Africans, says Springboks captain

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi says their World Cup triumph was "for all South Africans" as squad are greeted by thousands of fans.
BBC News - Published

South Africa's 2019 win is bigger than 1995 - ex-captain Pienaar

Former Springbok captain Francois Pienaar says the 2019 team's Rugby World Cup triumph eclipses his sides' success in 1995
BBC News - Published

Eddie Jones: RFU yet to open talks on extension beyond 2021

England coach Eddie Jones is yet to start formal negotiations over a contract extension beyond 2021 with the Rugby World Cup runners-up.
BBC News - Published

'We are a special country': South Africa hopes World Cup win can bring unity

'we are a special country': south africa hopes world cup win can bring unity
South Africans continued to celebrate their Rugby World Cup triumph on Sunday, with many in the sometimes fractious and troubled nation echoing Springbok captain Siya Kolisi’s post-match message of..
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Harding: Win is a reminder of country's change

But victory at the Rugby World Cup comes as the country faces economic hardship and corruption.
BBC News - Published

Inside the dressing room celebrations

The trophy lift and the ticker-tape are all very nice, but the party really starts back in the sheds. Here's how South Africa celebrated Rugby World Cup victory...
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup: South Africa fans go wild at win in Japan

Celebrations as South Africa win the Rugby World Cup after crushing England in the final in Japan.
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Rugby World Cup: Fans heartbroken as England lose to South Africa

Fans were up early to watch England in their first final in 12 years - but things did not go their way.
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England vs South Africa: Rugby World Cup victory shows ‘we can achieve anything’ says Siya Kolisi

england vs south africa: rugby world cup victory shows ‘we can achieve anything’ says siya kolisi
Siya Kolisi believes South Africa‘s Rugby World Cup victory shows the country that anything can be achieved if “we work together as one”. Kolisi, the first black captain of the Springboks, lifted..
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Rugby World Cup final: England have been beaten up - Paul Grayson

South Africa were "tactically brilliant" against England, according to former England international and BBC Radio 5 Live pundit Paul Grayson.
BBC News - Published

England 12-32 South Africa: Springboks win World Cup for record-equalling third time

Watch the key moments as South Africa broke English hearts with a ruthless display of power rugby to seize their third Rugby World Cup.
BBC News - Published

South Africa beat England to win World Cup

South Africa overpower England in the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama to become champions for a third time.
BBC News - Published

England prop Sinckler taken off with concussion in third minute of final

England prop Kyle Sinckler was taken off with concussion in the third minute of the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.
BBC News - Published

LIVE: England take on South Africa's Springboks in Rugby World Cup final

England are aiming for their second World Cup triumph after victory in 2003. But South Africa have a habit of winning the World Cup every 12 years. First in 1995, then 2007 and now possibly 2019...
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England, South Africa eye national mood boosts in Rugby World Cup final clash

Both England and South Africa are hoping to bring back the Rugby World Cup to lift gloom in their respective countries as they face political uncertainty, economic hardship and of course Brexit.
France 24 - Published

Rugby World Cup final: Five things fans shouldn't do while in Japan

Here are some tips for fans and tourists to avoid a cultural upset on Rugby World Cup final day.
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup final: England fans gear up for South Africa clash

Saturday's game against South Africa will be England's first Rugby World Cup final in 12 years.
BBC News - Published

'We have been planning this for four years' - Jones 'relaxed' about World Cup final

Coach Eddie Jones says that Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against South Africa has been four years in the planning for his England team.
BBC News - Published

England v South Africa: Eddie Jones planning for Rugby World Cup final 'for four years'

Coach Eddie Jones says that Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against South Africa has been four years in the planning for his England team.
BBC News - Published

Obsessive, unyielding, a winner - Owen Farrell, England's World Cup talisman

How a lifetime in elite sport has acclimatised England captain Owen Farrell to the pressure cooker atmosphere that awaits in a Rugby World Cup final.
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup 2019: Schools record Sweet Chariot

The schools of rugby players Jack Nowell and Luke Cowan-Dickie have recorded the iconic song.
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup 2019: Mapping England’s finalists

The 32 players in the squad to face the Springboks include 16 from the south and five from overseas.
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup final: The six key battles to decide the World Cup - Matt Dawson column

South Africa's style will not work against England but I think they are going to bring something different, says World Cup winner Matt Dawson.
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup final: England cannot be complacent after New Zealand victory - Johnson

World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson says England must not be trapped into thinking a repeat of their semi-final performance will be enough against South Africa.
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup final: Siya Kolisi, South Africa's first black captain & legacy of 1995

South African success in Saturday's World Cup final would see their first black captain Siya Kolisi lift the trophy in a landmark moment.
BBC News - Published

England fined for V formation haka response

England are fined a four-figure sum for crossing the halfway line as they lined up in a V formation to face the haka before their Rugby World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand.
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England fined for crossing halfway line during haka before World Cup semi-final

England are fined a four-figure sum for crossing the halfway line as they lined up in a V formation to face the haka before their Rugby World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand.
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup final: 'Excited' England fans travel to Japan

BBC Sport speaks to England fans who are about to embark on their journey to Japan.
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup final: England's Billy Vunipola welcomes Springbok challenge

England number eight Billy Vunipola responds to South Africa's vow to "fight fire with fire" in the Rugby World Cup final with "bring it on".
BBC News - Published

'Bring it on' - Vunipola welcomes Springbok challenge

England number eight Billy Vunipola responds to South Africa's vow to "fight fire with fire" in the Rugby World Cup final with "bring it on".
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup: England's Eddie Jones hits back at Wales coach Warren Gatland

Eddie Jones takes a swipe at Wales coach Warren Gatland, who questioned if England had already played their "World Cup final".
BBC News - Published

Rugby World Cup: 'England could be at start of something great' - Matt Dawson column

This is not just about England possibly becoming world champions, this could be the beginning of a legacy, writes World Cup winner Matt Dawson.
BBC News - Published


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