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Ireland's Robbie Henshaw pictured in February 2019
Robbie Henshaw "very, very unlikely" to be fit for World Cup opener
Henshaw has a hamstring problem.
08:04
Bundee Aki during an Ireland training session on March 18, 2018
Bundee Aki shrugs off criticism of him representing Ireland
The New Zealand-born centre qualified on residency grounds in 2017 and has been an Ireland mainstay ever since.
06:17
Warren Gatland pictured in August 2019
Wales training with 'wet balls and baby oil' ahead of World Cup opener
Humid conditions are anticipated throughout the tournament in Japan.
22:52
Owen Farrell in action for England on September 6, 2019
Owen Farrell adjusting tackling technique to avoid World Rugby crackdown
Farrell was guilty of reckless no-arms challenges against South Africa and Australia last autumn.
22:51
Sir Clive Woodward pictured in 2015
Sir Clive Woodward sends England warning over discipline at World Cup
The World Cup-winning coach is hoping for an England-South Africa final.
14:36
Warren Gatland pictured in August 2019
Warren Gatland: 'Wales are ready to go at the World Cup'
Adam Beard and Cory Hill are set to miss Wales' opening World Cup match.
14:29
Jamie Ritchie pictured in February 2019
Jamie Ritchie to miss World Cup opener after breaking cheekbone
Scotland open their campaign next Sunday.
Sep 15, 08:39
Joey Carbery pictured on August 10, 2019
Joey Carbery in line for "incredible" recovery for Ireland
The Munster fly-half is on track to be fit in time to face Scotland.
Sep 15, 08:30
Adam Beard in action for Wales in March 2019
Wales duo Adam Beard, Cory Hill expected to miss World Cup opener
Second-row forwards set to sit out Wales' World Cup opener.
Sep 15, 08:29
Joe Cokanasiga scores for England on August 24, 2019
Joe Cokanasiga, Mark Wilson injury doubts for England
They have been unable to take part in training at the squad's camp in Miyazaki due to knee injuries.
Sep 15, 08:28
Ireland's Robbie Henshaw pictured in February 2019
Joe Schmidt admits Robbie Henshaw "likely" to miss World Cup opener
Will Addison has not been called out to Japan as a replacement.
Sep 15, 08:26
Dylan Hartley during an England training session on November 23, 2018
Dylan Hartley backs England for World Cup glory in his absence
England begin their World Cup campaign against Tonga on September 22.
Sep 14, 23:02
England head coach Eddie Jones during a press conference on August 16, 2019
Eddie Jones learning from Pep Guardiola ahead of World Cup
Jones is a self-confessed admirer of the Manchester City manager.
Sep 14, 23:00
Ireland's Robbie Henshaw pictured in February 2019
Robbie Henshaw a doubt for Ireland's World Cup opener
Garry Ringrose could benefit from Henshaw's injury for the group stages opener in Chiba.
Sep 14, 17:03
Ireland captain Rory Best leads the warm-up ahead of the Six Nations match against England on February 2, 2019
Rory Best: 'Losing to England was a kick in the teeth'
Ireland were beaten 57-15 by England.
Sep 14, 12:34
Fraser Brown pictured in November 2018
Fraser Brown tips Scotland to defeat Ireland in World Cup opener
The forward insists toppling the world's number one-ranked side in the World Cup opener would not be a shock.
Sep 14, 12:15
England head coach Eddie Jones during a press conference on August 16, 2019
England will have the edge in heat and humidity of Japan - Jones
Jones has taken England to the same location as he took Japan ahead of the World Cup four years ago.
Sep 14, 08:26
Dan Biggar in action for Wales on February 1, 2019
Biggar not bothered by doubters as he prepares for key World Cup role
Northampton fly-half has a pivotal role to play in Wales' World Cup campaign.
Sep 13, 22:00
Adam Beard in action for Wales in March 2019
Wales could be without Beard and Hill for World Cup opener
Second-row forward has undergone surgery and is set to link up with the squad in Japan next week.
Sep 13, 14:47
Sam Johnson in action for Scotland on February 2, 2019
World Cup dream is payback for mum and dad - Scotland centre Johnson
The 26-year-old is in contention to start Scotland's World Cup opener.
Sep 13, 10:57
Sonny Bill Williams pictured on November 6, 2018
Sonny Bill Williams proud of World Cup inclusion after weathering storm
Sonny Bill Williams proud of World Cup inclusion after weathering storm
Sep 13, 06:00
Owen Farrell in action for England on September 6, 2019
How the main contenders shape up for the World Cup
How the main contenders shape up for the World Cup
Sep 13, 06:00
Manu Tuilagi in action for England on March 9, 2019
Diversity will benefit England's World Cup quest - Manu Tuilagi
Tuilagi is among a number of players with overseas heritage who are looking to repeat the heroics of Martin Johnson's 2003 Webb Ellis Trophy winners.
Sep 13, 05:03
Kyle Sinckler in action for England on February 23, 2019
England prop Sinckler ready to draw on Lions experience in Japan
The 26-year-old is ready for quick turnarounds in between games.
Sep 12, 22:00
Scotland's Stuart McInally pictured in February 2018
McInally gamble on switch to hooker pays off with Scotland World Cup captaincy
The Edinburgh forward moved from flanker to hooker six years ago.
Sep 12, 16:12
Dylan Hartley during an England training session on November 23, 2018
Dylan Hartley admits he is still haunted by World Cup omission
The hooker was left out of head coach Eddie Jones' 31-man squad for the tournament.
Sep 11, 22:22
Steve Borthwick pictured during an England training session on November 9, 2018
Steve Borthwick looking to repeat Japan heroics with England
Borthwick was Eddie Jones' number two when Japan shocked South Africa at the 2015 World Cup.
Sep 11, 22:20
Danny Cipriani in action for Gloucester Rugby on September 8, 2018
Danny Cipriani admits he needed miracle to make World Cup squad
The Gloucester star had his work cut out to secure a place on the plane to Japan.
Sep 11, 22:15
Mike Brown during England training on February 19, 2019
Mike Brown: 'I have no regrets over World Cup omission'
The 34-year-old was omitted from England's final 31-man World Cup squad
Sep 11, 16:21
Jamie Ritchie pictured in February 2019
Jamie Ritchie joins up with Scotland squad after recovering from face wound
The Edinburgh flanker suffered the injury during the final World Cup warm-up match against Georgia.
Sep 11, 13:56
Joe Launchbury during England training on February 20, 2019
Steve Borthwick confirms Joe Launchbury fit for England
Eddie Jones' side open their campaign against Tonga on September 22.
Sep 11, 09:46
Ireland captain Rory Best leads the warm-up ahead of the Six Nations match against England on February 2, 2019
Rory Best "very happy" after receiving standing ovation in Dublin
The captain was boosted for his side's Japan bid with a special Dublin send-off.
Sep 11, 05:36
Piers Francis pictured in August 2019
England centre Piers Francis in focus ahead of Rugby World Cup
Swapping England for New Zealand helped the centre kick-start his professional rugby career.
Sep 10, 22:44
Ben Youngs warms up for England on March 9, 2019
Ben Youngs: 'If England players want alcohol, that's no problem'
Eddie Jones' men face Tonga in their World Cup opener on September 22.
Sep 10, 12:08
Blade Thomson pictured in August 2019
Blade Thomson vows to make the most of World Cup chance
Number eight pleased to put head concern behind him in time for Japan showpiece.
Sep 9, 19:00
England head coach Eddie Jones during a press conference on August 16, 2019
England left stranded at airport due to Typhoon Faxai
Eddie Jones' men landed in Tokyo on Monday.
Sep 9, 10:24
England head coach Eddie Jones during a press conference on August 16, 2019
England arrive in Japan ahead of Rugby World Cup
World Cup starts next week.
Sep 9, 07:43
Owen Farrell in action for England on September 6, 2019
Owen Farrell: 'England are in a good place'
The warm-up campaign concluded with a convincing win over Italy.
Sep 8, 22:15
Rhys Patchell in action for Wales in November 2018
Rhys Patchell facing concussion check ahead of World Cup
The fly-half's first Test start for 15 months ended with him going off midway through the first half against Ireland.
Sep 8, 13:42
England head coach Eddie Jones during a press conference on August 16, 2019
England have contingency plans in place to deal with Typhoon Faxai - Eddie Jones
Typhoon Faxai moved northwest over the Pacific towards eastern Japan on Saturday.
Sep 7, 22:00

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