Rugby World Cup

Chiefs forward Tyler Ardron in action for Canada.

Canada close in on Rugby World Cup berth

They would join the All Blacks in pool B at the 2019 tournament.

Steve Tew shakes hands with World Rugby boss Bill Beaumont.

How NZ won the hosting rights for 2021 Women's RWC

World Rugby chair Bill Beaumont said the World Cup was "coming home".

Ireland celebrate their historic 2016 victory over the All Blacks in Chicago.

Loss to Ireland not end of the world - McCaw

The former captain insists defeat might set the All Blacks up for the World Cup.

Germany first-five Raynor Parkinson.

Canada, Germany win opening qualifiers

The winners will join the All Blacks' pool at next year's Rugby World Cup

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.

Hansen dismisses claims All Blacks jersey is being 'cheapened'

Eight uncapped players will make their international debuts against Japan.

Jones & Morrison

Temuera Morrison to play Eddie Jones in rugby film

The movie will be centred around Japan's World Cup win over South Africa.

All Blacks halfback TJ Perenara.

Six changes to All Blacks against Pumas

But coach Steve Hansen hints this is a dress rehearsal for next year's World Cup.

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Boks loss will benefit All Blacks - Sir Graham Henry

The former NZ coach said they'd take plenty of positives away from Wellington.

All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith.

Tattoos a no-go at 2019 Rugby World Cup

If players and fans fail to cover up, they may be mistaken for the Yakuza.

Image - Getty; Video - Newshub.

Roundtable: RWC 2019 - How are the All Blacks shaping up?

We look at some of the key questions 365 days out from kick-off in Japan.

Wayne Barnes.

Wayne Barnes to retire after 2019 World Cup

The Englishman famously refereed the All Blacks' quarter-final defeat to France in 2007.

Namibia's rugby team.

Namibia qualify for Rugby World Cup

The African nation joins the All Blacks in Pool B in Japan.

"Our chances are really good,"Steve Tew tells Newshub.

NZ has proven we can host elite sporting events - Tew

New Zealand Rugby is hoping to win the rights to host the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup.

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NZ, Australia confirm Women’s Rugby World Cup bids

The 2021 tournament could head downunder - the question is where?

Zimbabwe rugby team

Zimbabwe rugby team sleep in Tunisian streets

Can you imagine this happening to the All Blacks?

German team

Ten things you need to know about German rugby (no, really)

They're out of the Football World Cup, but their rugby team could face the All Blacks.

Manu Samoa

PM puts Manu Samoa on notice for Rugby World Cup playoff

"If you don't win this game then you all have to resign from the team."

The Socceroos fought out a gallant 2-1 loss to France in their World Cup opener.

Aussies' woes raise fears over NZ rugby coverage

Hopefully Spark will do a better job with the Rugby World Cup than Optus has done with the football.

Manu Samoa pre-game challenge.

Manu Samoa's World Cup hopes at risk

Will this be another case of rugby's haves and have-nots?

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Are we entering the future of broadcast sport?

Fans will be asked to download a $100 app for the Rugby World Cup.