• Rugby World Cup - Ireland v Scotland: Irish kick-off time, TV channels and more

    27 days ago - By The Irish Times

    All you need to know as Joe Schmidt's side begin their 2019 campaign in Yokohama
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  • Worcester Warriors' Waller backs England for World Cup win

    27 days ago - By Premiership Rugby

    Worcester Warriors prop Ethan Waller expects big things from hosts Japan at the Rugby World Cup, but expects England to ultimately claim their second global crown. The 27-year-old has submitted his predictions for the tournament, and thinks Jamie Joseph's team will finish above Scotland in Pool A, just behind World Rugby's top-ranked side, Ireland. In...
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  • Team News: Wasps vs Saracens Men

    Team News: Wasps vs Saracens Men

    27 days ago - By Saracens

    Saracens Men have named a young side for the Premiership Rugby Cup opener against Wasps on Saturday .
    Debutant: Watson will make his first senior Saracens appearance against Wasps
    Twelve of the starting XV hail from the club's Academy while the average age of the match day squad is just 21-years-old.
    The entire backline is homegrown and contains six players who helped Sarries retain the Premiership 7s title last weekend including Player of the Tournament Tom Whiteley.
    Centre Charlie Watson will make his senior debut at the Ricoh Arena, looking to build on his impressive form at the 7s...
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  • Italy's Sergio Parisse set for record-equalling fifth Rugby World Cup

    27 days ago - By The Guardian

    Parisse made his World Cup debut against NZ in 2003 Italians open tournament against outsiders Namibia Sergio Parisse's run at the Rugby World Cup has been more like a marathon than a sprint. The 36-year-old backrower will join his former teammate Mauro Bergamasco and ex-Samoa midfielder Brian Lima as the only players to compete in five Rugby World Cups when he leads Italy out against Namibia in a Pool B game on Sunday at Hanazono Rugby Stadium. Parisse's career highlights are a testament to his longevity in the rough-and-tumble sport. The match against No 23-ranked Namibia will be his...
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  • Rugby World Cup: Ex-players, coaches and our pundits share their predictions

    27 days ago - By The Irish Times

    How far can Ireland go, who are the likely winners, and the players set to light up Japan
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  • Follow live: Japan kick off Rugby World Cup against Russia

    27 days ago - By Espn Scrum

    The tournament hosts begin against the rank outsiders in Pool A in Tokyo.
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  • 2019 Rugby World Cup: England v Tonga

    2019 Rugby World Cup: England v Tonga

    27 days ago - By Rugby World

    England start their Rugby World Cup campaign against Tonga on Sunday. Here's all you need to know about the Pool C contest in Sapporo On the hoof: Matt Stevens carries against Tonga at the 2007 World Cup in France England start their Rugby World Cup campaign against Tonga
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  • Google celebrates opening of 2019 Rugby World Cup with Doodle

    Google celebrates opening of 2019 Rugby World Cup with Doodle

    27 days ago - By UPI

    Google is celebrating the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a new Doodle
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  • Sports quiz of the week: Rugby World Cup, cars, cuts and players going nuts

    27 days ago - By The Guardian

    Who has clean hands? Who needed stitches? Who can't help? Erling Braut Haaland, the 19-year-old RB Salzburg striker, scored a hat-trick on his first match in the Champions League this week. Who was even younger when he scored a hat-trick on his Champions League debut? Faustino Asprilla Neymar Mike Newell Wayne Rooney Tyson Fury won his heavyweight boxing contest against Otto Wallin on Saturday night, but how many stitches did he need after the fight? 12 28 47 64 Which of these statements about the Paris Saint-Germain v Real Madrid match this week is true? The Real Madrid manager was born...
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  • England name team for Rugby World Cup opener

    27 days ago - By The Rugby Paper

    Eddie Jones chooses to go with Ford, Farrell and 'kamikaze kids' Tom Curry and Sam Underhill
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  • Eddie Jones says England are ready for 'rollercoaster' Rugby World Cup ride - video

    27 days ago - By The Guardian

    Eddie Jones says that his England side are ready for whatever the World Cup throws at them in Japan. The head coach insists he has not seen his side in better physical shape than before their opening game against Tonga on Sunday. The Rugby World Cup kicks off on Friday in Tokyo as the hosts take on Russia in the opening match
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  • Rugby World Cup 2019: opening ceremony and Japan v Russia - live!

    27 days ago - By The Guardian

    Live updates from the first game and opening ceremony Rugby World Cup 2019: the full schedule And you can get in touch with Luke via email or Twitter 10.41am BST Robert Kitson , one of our correspondents in Tokyo, is enjoying the show so far: This opening ceremony/light show is quite something. RWC2019 There are even some suggesting it is a step up on Chase the Otter at Sandy Park... 10.39am BST A model of Mount Fuji has now sprung up in the middle of the pitch. How is your Japanese geography? You can get the lowdown on all the stadiums right here: Related: Rugby World Cup 2019 stadium...
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  • Gerry Thornley: Memories of covering six Rugby World Cups

    27 days ago - By The Irish Times

    With the vagaries of a knock-out format for the final eight, the best team does not necessarily win
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  • An armchair guide to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan | Barry Glendenning

    27 days ago - By The Guardian

    Early-morning kick-offs, a special gizmo in the ITV studio and how to adopt Japanese customs, even while drinking While this year's Rugby World Cup is being staged in the Land of the Rising Sun, the time difference between Japan and Europe means rugby devotees from the home nations will be forced out of their beds to watch games long before the sun has even considered beginning its ascent on this side of the world. Depending on your age and lifestyle, 4am is either very late or very early, but those of you who may previously have been unaware that such a hideously ungodly hour actually...
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  • Rugby World Cup: Wales fans told to cover tattoos in Japan

    27 days ago - By BBC

    Supporters are warned tattoos can be associated with gangsters in the World Cup host country.
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  • RWC19: England name six Sarries to face Tonga

    RWC19: England name six Sarries to face Tonga

    27 days ago - By Saracens

    Owen Farrell will captain England in their opening World Cup encounter against Tonga on Sunday.
    The Saracens fly-half has been selected at inside centre by head coach Eddie Jones and is in the match day 23 alongside five other Sarries.
    Hooker Jamie George and lock Maro Itoje earn their first starts at the international tournament, as does summer signing Elliot Daly who lines up at full-back.
    England face Tonga on Sunday at 11H15 GMT. Jones' side will also meet USA, Argentina and France in their Pool.
    After starting all four of the warm-up matches, Billy Vunipola continues in the same vain...
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  • Segun out to make the fans proud

    Segun out to make the fans proud

    27 days ago - By Saracens

    After a 12-week pre-season, Saracens return to XVs action this weekend when they take on Wasps in the Premiership Rugby Cup.
    The two sides met last weekend in the Premiership 7s with Sarries coming out on top in the final to claim the title for the second season running.
    A number of youngsters impressed at the tournament including winger Rotimi Segun and the 22-year-old identified his side's willingness to work hard for one another as a reason for their success.
    Segun has made 12 appearances for Saracens.
    “To win the 7s in the way we did was a great feeling,” he said.
    “We showed really...
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  • Seventy eight Premiership Rugby players selected for the Rugby World Cup

    27 days ago - By Premiership Rugby

    SEVENTY EIGHT players from Gallagher Premiership Rugby have been selected for 12 different nations at this year's Rugby World Cup, which kicks off this week. Saracens have the biggest representation with 15 while there is a player from all 12 sides who will play in this season's Gallagher Premiership Rugby campaign. The English domestic season...
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