Rugby

The ninth Rugby World Cup got off to a wonderful start across the weekend with Tokyo, Yokohama, Sapporo and Hanazono all hosting matches. 1 Related Tournament hosts Japan got their campaign off to the perfect start with a bonus-point win in the opening match, before England bookended the weekend with an unconvincing 34-3 victory over
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Doubt has been cast over Israel Folau making a sensational rugby league return with Tonga after Peter Beattie revealed the international governing body hasn’t discussed the controversial star’s comeback. The Tongan National Rugby League (TNRL) dropped a bombshell on Monday, claiming Folau and his brother John would feature in their end of year Tests against
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Scotland’s poor start to the Rugby World Cup received another blow Monday when it was confirmed that injured loose-forward Hamish Watson would play no further part in the tournament, with Edinburgh back-row Magnus Bradbury called up as a replacement. Watson injured his knee in Sunday’s disappointing 27-3 Pool A loss to Ireland in Yokohama and
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YOKOHAMA, Japan — YOKOHAMA — It was the standout moment from a gripping Test match, a tackle All Blacks coach Steve Hansen later described as a “match-winner”. But Richie Mo’unga’s sensational scrambling effort still took nothing away from what was an electric performance from Springboks winger Cheslin Kolbe, after the diminutive South African lit up
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Argentina head coach Mario Ledesma could not disguise his rage at some refereeing decisions during their defeat against France in their Rugby World Cup opener Saturday. The Pumas coach was starting hooker when Argentina stunned hosts France in the opening match of the 2007 World Cup and thought Australian referee Angus Gardner had denied his
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