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2015 RWC venues finalised

2015 RWC venues finalised

A potential crowd of 90,256 will be able to view the All Blacks’ first match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup against Argentina on September 20, after Wembley Stadium was confirmed as the venue for the opening fixture by RWC officials in London last night.

2015 RWC pools confirmed

The All Blacks have avoided the pool of death after the groups for the 2015 Rugby World Cup were announced in London earlier this morning.

SANZAR wins RWC stoush

The International Rugby Board has agreed to hand out a bigger slice of the Rugby World Cup revenue pie in what is being hailed as a major boon for the SANZAR nations and Argentina.

Taller, heavier, experienced teams win World Cups

Teams with the tallest backs and the heaviest and most experienced forwards tend to win the Rugby World Cup, according to a French study.

Campese rips into Deans

Wallabies great David Campese has slammed Robbie Deans and has called for Ewen McKenzie to replace him as Australian coach.

Moody responds to damning RWC report

Former England skipper Lewis Moody has countered reports that he put commercial gain before his playing duties at the Rugby World Cup.

Judgement reserved in Fuimaono-Sapolu case

Samoan centre and serial tweeter Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu will have to wait before finding out whether or not he won his appeal against a suspended six-month ban.

Lièvremont blasts ABs, Joubert

Former France coach Marc Lièvremont has criticised the All Blacks for their attitude towards his players following the Rugby World Cup final and questioned some of the decisions made in that game by referee Craig Joubert.

Safety fears for Lawrence

New Zealand referee Bryce Lawrence will not officiate in South Africa again if he receives personal threats from disgruntled Springboks fans.

Townsend: ‘We can score tries’

Its Rugby World Cup form might suggest otherwise, but Scotland is determined to realise its attacking potential in next year’s Six Nations, says Gregor Townsend.

Wales secure Edwards

Shaun Edwards will continue in his role as defence coach of Wales for the next four years.

Tua’s wife keen on Samoan gig

The wife and manager of New Zealand heavyweight boxer David Tua wants to become the Samoan rugby team manager.

Hines calls it quits

Scotland lock Nathan Hines has announced his international retirement, citing family reasons for doing so.

Coetzee, Erasmus in line for Boks?

Allister Coetzee and Rassie Erasmus are favourites to run Springbok rugby next year.

Nakarawa backtracks on army

Lock Leone Nakarawa has re-joined the Fijian military, according to reports.

Edwards: ‘We could have beaten the ABs’

Wales would have beaten the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup final, says defence coach Shaun Edwards.

IRB considers changing rules

The International Rugby Board is considering changing its disciplinary procedure after Frenchman Aurelien Rougerie allegedly eye-gouged All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw in last month’s Rugby World Cup final.

PDV to re-apply for job

Springboks coach Peter de Villiers has confirmed that he will re-apply for his job when his current contract expires at the end of next month.

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