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.
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.
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 →