With one year to go until the 2019 World Cup kicks off, World Rugby looks back at the winners of the eight previous contests. Who will be crowned champions in Japan?
World Rugby has advised players and supporters to cover up their tattoo marks during next’s year World Cup in Japan to avoid causing offence.
Mark Alexander says Rassie Erasmus will take the Springboks to the 2019 World Cup.
World Rugby is considering expanding the World Cup to include 24 teams by the 2023 tournament in France.
Ireland, England and Wales have announced their World Cup warm-up fixtures for next year.
Namibia beat Kenya to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, where they will join the All Blacks, Springboks, Italy and repechage winner in Pool B.
Namibia thrashed Kenya 53-28 in Windhoek on Saturday to book their place at next year’s World Cup.
Coach Peter de Villiers has suggested that the controversy over accommodation in Tunisia was not a factor in Zimbabwe’s 18-14 loss on Saturday.
Dalmus Chituyi scored two late tries as Kenya claimed a dramatic 45-36 win over Zimbabwe in their World Cup qualifier in Nairobi.
Samoa thrashed Germany 66-15 in a dominant 10-try performance in their World Cup qualifier in Apia on Saturday.