France’s second match at the Rugby World Cup is a chance for players to impress coach Philippe Saint-Andre when they take on Romania in Pool D at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.
The shockwaves from the greatest upset in the history of the Rugby World Cup continued to reverberate on Monday as the eighth edition of the tournament took a breather after a dramatic opening weekend.
New Zealand and captain Richie McCaw, as befitting the world’s number one side and most-capped player, are rarely ruffled and never panic — even when trailing opponents who match their intensity and work rate.
England will not be lulled into thinking that Welsh injury woes will reduce the old enemy’s competitiveness ahead of their pivotal Rugby World Cup clash, scrumhalf Richard Wigglesworth said on Monday.
Japan will not feel intimidated in the slightest when they bid for another notable Rugby World Club scalp on Wednesday, following up their heroics against South Africa with a trip to Gloucester to tackle an exciting but inexperienced Scotland.
Aaron Smith ignited a late revival as the All Blacks overhauled Argentina to start their World Cup defence with a 26-16 victory before a record crowd at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Cory Allen scored a hat-trick as Wales laboured to a 54-9 victory over minnows Uruguay and suffered new injury scares in the World Cup on Sunday.
Samoa captain Ofisa Treviranus led from the front as the Pacific islanders opened their World Cup campaign with a 25-16 win over United States in Pool B on Sunday.
Defending champions New Zealand start their Rugby World Cup campaign against Argentina on Sunday hoping to end their failure to win the trophy on away territory.
France’s record points scorer Frederic Michalak snared another harvest Saturday as his country opened their World Cup campaign with a clear 32-10 win over Italy.
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer apologised to his country for what he said was an “unacceptable” performance by the Springboks as they lost to Japan on Saturday in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history.
A last-minute Karne Hesketh try secured a 34-32 win over two-time champions South Africa in one of the biggest shocks in Rugby World Cup history on Saturday.
Flyhalf Jonny Sexton gave a masterclass in game management as Ireland asserted their Rugby World Cup title credentials with a thumping 50-7 bonus point victory over Canada in their Pool D opener on Saturday.
Georgia captain Mamuka “Man Mountain” Gorgodze led his country to just their third World Cup win with a 17-10 upset success over Tonga in their opening Pool C game on Saturday.
New Zealand’s most experienced side ever will take on Argentina on Sunday, looking to shed the “chokers” tag in their quest to become the first side to win back-to-back World Cups.
Samoa coach Stephen Betham admits discipline could cost his talented side at the World Cup but he demanded ahead of their first test against the United States on Sunday that referees treat them fairly.
Two try hero Mike Brown may be certain of his place in England’s next World Cup match, but England coach StuartLancaster could make changes for the clash with Wales.
Mike Brown scored two tries as England claimed a nervy 35-11 win over Fiji in the World Cup opening match at Twickenham on Friday.
Coach Steve Hansen left nothing to chance for world champions New Zealand’s World Cup opener against Argentina, naming a full-strength, attacking side for Sunday’s clash at Wembley Stadium.
Scarlets duo Liam Williams and Samson Lee have been named in a far from full strength Wales team for their opening World Cup Pool A match against Uruguay on Sunday.