Rugby World Cup
Brian O'Driscoll wary of Ireland's Rugby World Cup chancesFormer Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll believes that Joe Schmidt's side should first focus on reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup rather than winning it.
Interview: Bryan Habana: 'Rugby World Cup is too close to call'Sports Mole speaks to former South Africa winger Bryan Habana about the upcoming World Cup in Japan and why as many as seven teams are in contention to win it.
Brian O'Driscoll: 'England defeat was a reality check for Ireland'Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll believes that the defeat to England in the opening match of their Six Nations campaign was a much-needed reality check in World Cup year.
Fitzpatrick feels England and Ireland are genuine World Cup threat to All BlacksThe former All Blacks star feels the biggest threat will come from the Northern Hemisphere sides.
Francois Pienaar backs South Africa's World Cup chancesSouth Africa World Cup-winning captain Francois Pienaar backs the Springboks to recover from their recent poor form in time for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Mar 9, 09:55
France win vote to host Rugby World Cup for third time in 2023France see off competition from Ireland and preferred hosts South Africa to win the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Nov 15, 13:27
England draw France, Argentina in Pool C for 2019 World Cup in JapanEngland will face France and Argentina in Pool C, while Wales draw Australia and Georgia for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
May 10, 09:30
Eddie Jones unsure of England future beyond 2019 World CupEngland boss Eddie Jones says that he wants to take on "other projects" before calling time on his coaching career.
Oct 30, 14:14
Mike Brown: 'No need for England rebuild'England full-back Mike Brown insists that the team still has a bright future ahead of them, despite their early exit at this year's Rugby World Cup.
Nov 10, 20:40
Mike Brown: 'Trust in England teammates is gone'England full-back Mike Brown claims that his trust in his teammates is "completely shot" following stories leaked in the wake of their Rugby World Cup exit.
Nov 10, 19:28
New Zealand stars take World Cup trophy to Jerry Collins's graveNew Zealand's World Cup stars visit the grave of former All Blacks player Jerry Collins with the Webb Ellis Cup.
Nov 6, 10:32
Wales head coach Warren Gatland hints at 2019 exitWales head coach Warren Gatland admits that he is considering stepping down from the position after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Nov 5, 16:27
Rugby Football Union to get £15m benefit from 2015 Rugby World CupThe Rugby Football Union, English rugby union's governing body, will benefit by £15m from the surplus made by the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Nov 1, 17:54
World Rugby chief: 'No regrets over Craig Joubert statement'World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper defends the handling of referee Craig Joubert following Australia's 35-34 Rugby World Cup victory over Scotland.
Nov 1, 16:15
Dan Carter hails "ultimate achievement"Dan Carter says that playing a starring role in Saturday's World Cup final victory is the "ultimate achievement".
Nov 1, 14:48
Michael Cheika makes light of World Cup final tactics leakMichael Cheika laughs off suggestions that a tactics leak 24 hours before Saturday's World Cup final was to blame for the 34-17 defeat to New Zealand.
Nov 1, 11:48
Video: New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams gives Rugby World Cup winners medal to young fanNew Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams gives his Rugby World Cup winners medal to a young fan who was tackled by security as he attempted to celebrate with the team on the pitch.
Nov 1, 08:41
Ma'a Nonu: 'New Zealand need to stick together'New Zealand centre Ma'a Nonu tells Sports Mole that he is planning to make the most of his final 48 hours with the squad having clinched his second World Cup title.
Oct 31, 22:31
Israel Folau: 'Australia must learn from World Cup final defeat'Australia full-back Israel Folau insists that his side must learn from their 34-17 defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final.
Oct 31, 22:23
Will Genia "sad" to see back of Richie McCaw, Dan CarterAustralia scrum-half Will Genia tells Sports Mole that it is "sad" to see the likes of Richie McCaw and Dan Carter retiring from the international game.
Oct 31, 22:16
Ma'a Nonu: 'We kept emotions in check'Retiring New Zealand centre Ma'a Nonu tells Sports Mole that his side did well to keep their emotions in check in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup final.
Oct 31, 22:07
Israel Folau: 'Errors to blame for World Cup final defeat'Australia full-back Israel Folau tells Sports Mole that his side made too many "simple errors" during the 34-17 defeat to New Zealand in the final of the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 31, 21:55
Will Genia hails "incredible" progress under Michael CheikaAustralia scrum-half Will Genia praises head coach Michael Cheika for the impact that he has made on the team during his first year in charge.
Oct 31, 21:46
Dan Carter backs new generation to "step up"New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter tells Sports Mole that the new generation of players will have no trouble filling the boots of the old guard making way.
Oct 31, 21:27
Michael Cheika: 'David Pocock, Michael Hooper instrumental for Australia'Australia head coach Michael Cheika tells Sports Mole that the pairing of David Pocock and Michael Hooper will play an "instrumental" part in the future of the team.
Oct 31, 21:09
Dan Carter: 'It is a dream come true'New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter tells Sports Mole that winning the Rugby World Cup after missing out through injury four years ago is a "dream come true".
Oct 31, 20:55
Steve Hansen: 'Richie McCaw, Dan Carter greatest All Blacks ever'New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen tells Sports Mole that Richie McCaw and Dan Carter will go down as the two greatest All Blacks in history.
Oct 31, 20:43
Result: New Zealand hold off Australia fightback to win Rugby World CupNew Zealand win an unprecedented third Rugby World Cup and become the first side to retain the trophy courtesy of a thrilling 34-17 victory over Australia in the final.
Oct 31, 17:49
Half-Time Report: New Zealand on verge of World Cup gloryNew Zealand score a try in the dying stages of the first half to take a 16-3 lead into the break of the Rugby World Cup final against Australia at Twickenham.
Oct 31, 16:49
Live Commentary: New Zealand 34-17 Australia - as it happenedRelive Sports Mole's live text coverage of New Zealand's 34-17 win over Australia, as the All Blacks retained their Rugby World Cup crown.
Oct 31, 14:00
Bryan Habana heaps praise on "phenomenal" Schalk BurgerSouth Africa winger Bryan Habana pays tribute to Schalk Burger following the flanker's retirement from international rugby.
Oct 31, 03:21
Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe hails Argentina improvementArgentina back-row Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe tells Sports Mole that his side's inclusion in the Rugby Championship has helped them to "massively" improve.
Oct 31, 03:10
Heyneke Meyer pays tribute to retiring South Africa playersSpringboks head coach Heyneke Meyer heaps praise upon South Africa's old guard as a number of them call time on their international careers following the World Cup.
Oct 31, 02:58
Bryan Habana: 'Victor Matfield is a colossus of the game'South Africa winger Bryan Habana tells Sports Mole that Victor Matfield will go down as a modern great having called time on his record-breaking 127-cap career.
Oct 31, 02:44
Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe plays down Rugby Championship chancesArgentina back-row Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe tells Sports Mole that his side still have a way to go before challenging for the Rugby Championship title.
Oct 31, 02:36
Bryan Habana: 'Victor Matfield and Schalk Burger are greatest ever Springboks'South Africa winger Bryan Habana pays tribute to retiring pair Victor Matfield and Schalk Burger, proclaiming them the two greatest Springboks of all time.
Oct 31, 02:25
Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe hails "fantastic" World Cup for ArgentinaArgentina's Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe tells Sports Mole that his side have enjoyed a "fantastic" World Cup campaign following their fourth-place finish.
Oct 31, 02:00
Heyneke Meyer predicts "invincible" South Africa team in coming yearsSouth Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer tells Sports Mole that the new crop of Springbok players could forge an "invincible" team in the coming years.
Oct 31, 01:38
Result: South Africa finish third at Rugby World CupEben Etzebeth and JP Pietersen score tries to lead South Africa to a 24-13 win over Argentina in the third-place playoff at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 30, 21:59
Half-Time Report: South Africa on course for third-placed finishSouth Africa open up a 16-0 lead in the first half of the Rugby World Cup third-place playoff match against Argentina at the Olympic Stadium.
Oct 30, 20:49
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