A selection of the best quotes from coaches and players at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan on Wednesday.
The Blitzboks took time out from their preparations for the Sevens Series to wish the Springboks well for their 2019 World Cup campaign.
Springbok defence coach Jacques Nienaber has highlighted the threat of the new All Blacks attacking system ahead of the showdown in Yokohama on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI in Tokyo reports.
Rassie Erasmus says that the uncertainty around the No 1 ranking should have referees heading into the World Cup with no preconceived ideas about one team’s dominance. JON CARDINELLI in Tokyo reports.
All Blacks scrumhalf Aaron Smith says the team will heed the lessons from their draw with the Boks in Wellington ahead of the World Cup opener on Saturday.
Stats and facts for the Pool B World Cup opener between the Springboks and All Blacks in Yokohama on Saturday.
Wales coach Warren Gatland admitted the squad has been left shocked after assistant Rob Howley was sent home for breaching World Rugby betting regulations.
Coach Rassie Erasmus hopes the match-day 23 he selected for the Springboks’ World Cup opener will have enough firepower to overcome the All Blacks on Saturday.
All the lineups from the first round of World Cup matches in Japan.
A selection of the best quotes from coaches, players and leaders at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan on Tuesday.