South Africa have booked their place in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan with a 66-7 bonus point win over Canada in their final pool match in Kobe.
While praising captain Vasily Artemyev as a great ambassador for Russian rugby after their brave defeat to Ireland on Thursday, Coach Lyn Jones could not resist a quip about the fullback's most prominent physical feature.
Phil Davies hailed the courage of his Namibia side in the wake of their 57-3 Rugby World Cup Pool B loss to South Africa on Saturday as he steadies for an even bigger challenge against New Zealand on Oct. 6.
Ireland can effectively give themselves three weeks to prepare for a likely Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa with a win over Japan on Saturday.
Tonga have lost the services of fly half Kurt Morath and centre Nafi Tuitavake for the remainder of the Rugby World Cup after they were injured in their opening 35-3 Pool C defeat to England on Sunday.
Twice champions Australia were forced to abandon a wide game plan and resort to controlled possession as they survived an almighty scare in their World Cup Pool D opener against Fiji.
For the majority of this Springbok squad playing in the green and gold, in a World Cup facing off against the mighty All Blacks in the opening fixture, is a dream come true.
Liam Williams has been preferred to Leigh Halfpenny at fullback as Wales named a full-strength team for their Rugby World Cup Pool D opener against Georgia at the City of Toyota Stadium on Monday.
World Cup fever is in the air in Port Elizabeth as South Africa is set to clash with defending champions New Zealand, in their opening game in Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Saturday.
Rugby World Cup favourites New Zealand had their first training run in Japan on Tuesday with the players quickly having to adjust from the winter temperatures of back home to the sweltering heat of their Kashiwa base.
Siya Kolisi returns to captain the Springbok side that will play Japan in the final warm-up ahead of the World Cup on Friday.
Flyhalf Elton Jantjies praised the plans of Coach Rassie Erasmus and said South Africa have developed the right systems to be successful at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Duane Vermeulen was nowhere near South Africa's surprise victory against New Zealand in Wellington last year, sitting in Japan and watching the test on television.
Friends and family have gathered at the Wanderers in Johannesburg for the funeral of late Springbok player, James Small.
Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) president Andre Rademan is calling for calm following Deputy President Bantwini Matika's comments.
Lions hooker Malcolm Marx has extended his contract with the Johannesburg-based team until 2021.
Sacked Wallabies star Israel Folau said, "No Australian of any faith should be fired for practising their religion."
Magnificent defending for long periods and opportunism on the rare occasions they attacked earned the Brumbies a 19-17 Super Rugby victory over the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday.
The Eastern Cape Mighty Elephants rugby team has a new coach for the Supersport Challenge and Currie Cup competition. Southern Kings assistant coach, Chumani Booi, will take the reins.
Wallabies star Israel Folau surpassed Doug Howlett record set during his stints at the Highlanders, Hurricanes, and Blues between 1997-2007.
Bulls coach Pote Human has signed a one-year extension to his season-long contract with the South African Super Rugby franchise, the club said on Monday.
The Bulls have welcomed back centre Burger Odendaal for their Super Rugby match against the Chiefs from New Zealand in Pretoria on Saturday.
Wales claimed a record third Six Nations Grand Slam of coach Warren Gatland's reign Saturday as Gareth Anscombe kicked 20 points to help beat an ill-disciplined Ireland 25-7.
France centre Wesley Fofana has been ruled out of the final match of the Six Nations on Saturday against Italy in Rome through injury, and will be replaced by Geoffrey Doumayrou, the French Rugby Federation announced.
Former Springbok wing, Cornal Hendricks, will make his first appearance in a Super Rugby match since 2015, when the Bulls take on the Jaguares in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
A new-look Melbourne Rebels stormed past the ACT Brumbies while a 14-man Otago Highlanders beat the Waikato Chiefs in a thrilling start to the Super Rugby season Friday.
Captain Warren Whiteley has returned to training with South African Super Rugby side the Lions after suffering a calf injury with the Springboks in November, coach Swys de Bruin said.
New Zealand's Nehe Milner-Skudder has decided to join French club Toulon at the conclusion of the upcoming Super Rugby season, ruling him out of next year's World Cup in Japan.
South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus and his assistants are to spread out across the country’s four Super Rugby teams to offer support as they look to harmonise preparations for next year’s World Cup in Japan.
Liam Williams has been chosen at fullback as Wales coach Warren Gatland restored Gareth Anscombe to the flyhalf berth for their final November international against South Africa at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.