Tournament reaches the halfway stage and Ireland confirms its status as favorite

The Rugby World Cup is at its halfway stage, with 24 games done and dusted. The top story of the third set of matches was

Uruguay players aim to shrug off Italy defeat with win against Namibia

Uruguay had made no secret of the fact it was targeting Italy and Namibia to record two wins in the tournament for the first time in its history. Leading

Ireland beats South Africa 13-8 in titanic clash

Ireland’s 5-3 trumped South Africa’s 7-1. The Springboks believed their fresh set of seven forwards would come off the bench and finish grinding down the Irish

England romp and Portugal draw

PORTUGAL 18, GEORGIA 18 Portugal couldn’t have come closer to its first Rugby World Cup win in Toulouse. Os Lobos rallied from 13-0 down

Springboks load bench with seven forwards to take on top-ranked Ireland

South Africa unsurprisingly reverted to its strongest starting lineup to face top-ranked Ireland in a crunch pool game at the Rugby World Cup while also naming seven forwards and

Big teams flex their muscles in the second round of games

New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa all flexed their muscles at the Rugby World Cup to rack up the points against underdog opponents in the second round of

Capuozzo back at 15 as Italy gears up for Uruguay threat

Ange Capuozzo is restored to fullback and Italy looks logical again. Capuozzo was on the wing and Tommaso Allan at fullback in Italy’s Rugby World Cup

Flying Fiji lifts everyone’s hopes: Eyes now on big Ireland-South Africa showdown

Every World Cup needs an underdog story. Not for the first time, it’s the Pacific island of Fiji warming hearts at rugby’s showpiece. The Flying Fijians,

England grind Japan down and cut loose late in second cup win

England 34, Japan 12 England wore down Japan then used a bizarre try to play unrestrained and roll to 34-12 for a second straight

Ireland puts Tonga away, underdog Portugal harasses Wales and Samoa arrives

IRELAND 59, TONGA 16 Top-ranked Ireland gambled on fielding its first team against Tonga at the Rugby World Cup this weeked just a week out from

Ireland ready for Springboks after taking apart Tonga

Ireland accounted for Tonga 59-16 and accounted for all fingers, toes, arms and legs in mostly good order after a successful Rugby World Cup gamble.

All Blacks in no rush to clear list of injured players

New Zealand is in no rush to clear its list of injured players even though it must win its remaining pool games to reach the Rugby

Jelonch back from knee surgery to captain France against Uruguay in his debut

Anthony Jelonch’s first match in nearly nine months is as the captain of France in his Rugby World Cup debut. Jelonch recovered quicker than expected from

Chile savoring every moment of cup debut, even a big defeat

Losing by 30 points never felt so good to Marcelo Torrealba. The Chile scrumhalf savored every moment of his, and his country’s, Rugby World Cup

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