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Boric eager to repay faith

Recalled All Blacks lock Anthony Boric is desperate to repay the faith the selectors have shown in him.

Woodward: Don’t write England off

World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward is confident England can claim victory at this year’s tournament in New Zealand, despite the squad’s spate of injuries and some disappointing performances in the warm-up games.

Gear considering heading overseas

Hosea Gear admits he is considering moving overseas after missing out on the All Blacks’ Rugby World Cup squad.

Oz media to boycott RWC

Australia’s leading newspapers will boycott the Rugby World Cup, much to the chagrin of rugby officials on both sides of the Tasman.

France name RWC squad

France coach Marc Lièvremont has left out props Sylvain Marconnet and Thomas Domingo from his 30-man Rugby World Cup squad.

O’Leary, Fitzgerald dumped

Halfback Tomas O’Leary and wing Luke Fitzgerald are the big casualties after Ireland coach Declan Kidney named 30-man Rugby World Cup squad.

Paterson included in USA mix

Highlanders and Southland wing James Paterson has been included in the USA’s 30-man Rugby World Cup squad.

Byrnes going Russian

Melbourne Rebels lock Adam Byrnes has been named in Russia’s 30-man Rugby World Cup squad.

Kirwan confident of getting two wins

Japan coach John Kirwan has once again reiterated his squad’s aim of winning two games at the Rugby World Cup.

Romania up for Georgian challenge

Romania is targeting its pool clash against Georgia as a must-win game.

Kellock to captain Scots

Lock Alastair Kellock will captain Scotland at the Rugby World Cup.

Controversy surrounds Tonga RWC squad naming

Internal strife has overshadowed the naming of the Tongan Rugby World Cup squad.

Flutey the big casualty

Former New Zealand Maori and Hurricanes midfielder Riki Flutey has been left out of England’s 30-man Rugby World Cup squad.

Warburton handed captaincy

Wales coach Warren Gatland has thrown a curve ball by naming 22-year-old flanker Sam Warburton as skipper of his Rugby World Cup side.

Boks bank on experience

Springboks coach Peter de Villiers will rely on the core of the squad which lifted the Rugby World Cup for this year’s instalment of the showpiece tournament.

Lièvremont to step aside

Win or lose at this year’s Rugby World Cup, Marc Lièvremont's days as France coach will be done following the showpiece tournament.

Gear, Sivivatu, Messam dumped

Wings Hosea Gear and Sitiveni Sivivatu and loose forward Liam Messam have missed the selection cut for the All Blacks’ 30-man Rugby World Cup squad.

Soldier granted visa

A soldier in the Fijian military has been granted a temporary visa to allow him to play at the Rugby World Cup.

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