The Romanian Rugby Union will appeal the decision to deduct points from the national team for fielding ineligible players, which prevented their progression to the 2019 World Cup.
Russia will automatically qualify for the 2019 World Cup as Europe 1 after Romania, Belgium and Spain all had points deducted for fielding ineligible players.
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.
Jurie Roux says SA Rugby is more likely to bid for the 2022 Sevens World Cup than the 2027 World Cup.
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. In a recent column for the Daily Mail, Woodward suggests only New Zealand, England and Ireland look likely to have what it takes to seriously compete for the 2019 title. ‘These autumn internationals now seem to… Read more →
Australia has announced that it will bid to host the 2021 women’s and 2027 men’s World Cups. Australia hosted the 2003 World Cup, and co-hosted the 1987 tournament, but have never held a Women’s World Cup. ‘The World Cup is the pinnacle for our Wallabies and Wallaroos teams and we want to bring those tournaments home for any player who… Read more →
Eight national unions and five regional associations – including Rugby Africa – voted for France to host the 2023 World Cup.
Rugby Africa president Abdelaziz Bougja says SA Rugby ignored the organisation instead of asking for its 2023 World Cup backing.
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.
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’.