‘Hungry’ Germany eye historic Rugby World Cup chance

Mike Ford, a former British and Irish Lions defence coach, admits it’s humbling to help Germany’s part-timers prepare for their once-in-a-lifetime chance to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Roar-gby! Japan unveils lion mascots for Rugby World Cup

Blending its love of all things cute with its rich cultural heritage, Japan unveils the mascots for the 2019 Rugby World Cup: a pair of pot-bellied lions.

It’s a knockout: Rugby World Cup boss tips Japan to shine

A fairytale run to the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals by hosts Japan would give a massive lift to a “ground-breaking” tournament, the country’s organising chief says.

Rugby/WC-2023: France to stage 2023 Rugby World Cup

France has won the right to stage the 2023 World Cup, it was announced Wednesday, despite finishing behind rival bidders South Africa in an evaluation report. IMAGES