Samoa thrashed Germany 66-15 in a dominant 10-try performance in their World Cup qualifier in Apia on Saturday.
World Rugby has confirmed that Russia will play in the 2019 World Cup after rejecting appeals from Spain and Romania against breaches of player eligibility in the qualifying process.
South African rugby has enough quality players for the Boks to become a force to be reckoned with in time for the 2019 World Cup, according to director of rugby Rassie Erasmus. CRAIG LEWIS reports. Over the past two years, the Boks have suffered historic defeats against the likes of Ireland, Italy, Argentina and New Zealand – not to mention… Read more →
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 →
Elton Jantjies concedes that consistency throughout the season will be key if he wants to cement his position as first-choice Springbok flyhalf in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup. In a candid interview with Rapport newspaper, Jantjies admits his performances for the Springboks in 2017 were below par and that he needs to improve his game immediately, in order to… Read more →
The inevitable delays and lack of clarity around the likely restructuring of the Springbok coaching team means that expectations have to be realigned ahead of the 2018 season, writes CRAIG LEWIS. Last week, the Boks’ season review was expected to take place. With this in mind, many would have hoped for a swift process that saw Allister Coetzee’s fate signed,… 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 →
Steven Kitshoff believes the Springboks will be a force at the 2019 World Cup if the core of the current group is retained. JON CARDINELLI reports. The Boks went down 24-22 in Cardiff on Saturday to end their tour and season on a low note. Afterwards, coach Allister Coetzee as well as the players took aim at the TMO’s decision not to… Read more →