Rugby World Cup
Mako Vunipola's World Cup hopes hit by hamstring injuryEngland fly to Japan on September 8 for the World Cup.
May 17, 11:53
Townsend offers Gray hope of making Scotland's World Cup squadToulouse forward Richie Gray is one of a number of omissions from Gregor Townsend's 42-man training squad.
May 7, 16:05
Gregor Townsend names uncapped trio in Scotland World Cup training squadRichie Gray, Duncan Weir and Alex Dunbar have all missed out.
May 7, 11:06
Shaun Edwards to step down as Wales defence coach after World CupEdwards' 11-year stay with the Grand Slam champions will come to an end after this autumn's World Cup.
May 2, 10:39
Wales head coach Warren Gatland names 42-strong World Cup training squadHead coach Warren Gatland has named a 42-man group to prepare for the global showpiece.
Apr 30, 13:54
Ireland captain Rory Best announces plans to retire after World CupThe 36-year-old Ulster hooker has been capped 116 times by his country.
Apr 18, 10:44
Josh Navidi "lucky" freak injury has not ended World Cup hopesThe 28-year-old played a key role his country's Grand Slam triumph last month.
Apr 5, 13:39
England willing to risk missing out on Warren GatlandEddie Jones' future is in doubt and Wales' triple Grand Slam-winning coach will soon be out of contract.
Mar 26, 22:04
Gareth Anscombe backs Grand Slam winners Wales to "ruffle feathers" at World CupWales' Six Nations title and Grand Slam triumph saw them climb to second in the world rankings.
Mar 22, 20:03
Billy Vunipola calls on England to "relax"Eddie Jones' side surrendered a big lead to draw with Scotland on Saturday.
Mar 19, 12:24
Uri Geller vows to help England win Rugby World CupJones is to recruit an expert to assist in fixing the recurring theme of his players imploding when in control of matches.
Mar 19, 12:23
Rugby World Cup: What awaits for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales?England are the only northern hemisphere team to lift the Webb Ellis Cup.
Mar 18, 13:47
Joe Schmidt expects Ireland to be back on top form for Rugby World CupIreland suffered a heavy defeat in Cardiff as their Six Nations title defence ended.
Mar 16, 18:08
England head coach Jones hints Cokanasiga is part of World Cup plansThe wing has been dropped for the final Six Nations match against Scotland.
Mar 14, 12:15
Ireland captain Rory Best to hang up his boots after 2019 World CupIreland captain and stalwart Best expects the 2019 World Cup to prove his Test swansong.
Mar 9, 13:32
Easterby: Cronin's World Cup hopes not dented by omission from Ireland squadCronin made his full Six Nations debut aged 32.
Mar 6, 16:43
All Blacks captain Kieran Read to retire from Test rugby after World CupThe All Blacks skipper has played 118 Tests for New Zealand and been part of two World Cup-winning teams.
Mar 6, 09:25
Seymour seeking Scottish resurrection across final Six Nations gamesThe winger is looking for a confidence boost heading into preparations for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Mar 5, 14:57
Players to vote on World Cup boycottFormer Samoa lock Dan Leo calls on Pacific Nations to stage walkout.
Mar 1, 14:12
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.
Feb 18, 22:56
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.
Feb 18, 21:48
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.
Feb 18, 20:18
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.
Feb 18, 14:48
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
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