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WORLD CUP

Boks’ World Cup camp venues revealed

South Africa will utilise four of the 52 campsites during the 2019 World Cup in Japan.


New ‘emergency’ probe into RWC qualifier

World Rugby has assembled an independent dispute committee to examine issues arising from the controversial match between Spain and Belgium.


Jones on Australia’s radar

England coach Eddie Jones has been shortlisted for the Wallabies job, should current coach Michael Chieka quit after the 2019 World Cup in Japan.


Cheika puts job on the line

Coach Michael Cheika has suggested he will step down if the Wallabies fail to win the 2019 World Cup.


Japan reveals World Cup mascots

The mascots for the 2019 World Cup are mythical, lion-like creatures, who were believed in ancient Japan to chase away evil and bring happiness.


SA bid for 2027 World Cup unlikely

Jurie Roux says SA Rugby is more likely to bid for the 2022 Sevens World Cup than the 2027 World Cup.


Woodward laments Bok decline

Former English World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward believes the 'declining' Springboks will not be one of the sides capable of winning the 2019 World Cup.


Australia keen to host World Cups

Australia has announced that it will bid to host the 2021 women's and 2027 men's World Cups.


RWC bidding process set for overhaul

World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper says the policy of the board recommending a World Cup host is likely to be scrapped.


Rugby Africa felt ‘ignored’ by SA Rugby

Rugby Africa president Abdelaziz Bougja says SA Rugby ignored the organisation instead of asking for its 2023 World Cup backing.


Revealed: Who voted against SA

Eight national unions and five regional associations – including Rugby Africa – voted for France to host the 2023 World Cup.


‘A beautiful day for France!’

What the French newspapers are saying on Wednesday about France winning the right to host the 2023 World Cup and Saturday's Test against the Springboks.


NZ boss unsurprised by bid outcome

New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew says World Rugby's decision to hand France the hosting rights for the 2023 World Cup is a case of 'democracy in action'.


Watch: O’Driscoll reacts to bid vote

Former Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll on France being awarded the right to host the 2023 World Cup.


Roux: Bid loss a big setback

CEO Jurie Roux admits that losing the 2023 World Cup bid could have significant repercussions for South African rugby. JON CARDINELLI in London reports.


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