Rugby World Cup

Codie Taylor performs the haka against the Springbok.

Taylor defends haka for Ireland quarter-final

The All Blacks hooker backs the ritual that has come under fire at the World Cup.

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus.

Springboks at full strength for Japan

Rassie Erasmus has opted with a 6-2 split between forwards and backs on the bench.

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.

Ireland have lost element of surprise - Schmidt

The Irish coach believes the All Blacks are "well aware" of how his side play.

Japan players celebrate their win over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup.

A team in unity: Japan's bid to win the World Cup

Japan's success at the Rugby World Cup is inspiring the entire country.

Wales coach Warren Gatland.

Wales out to avenge 2011 World Cup loss to France

Coach Warren Gatland hopes to erase the pain of their loss eight years ago.

 Ireland prop Tadhg Furlong in action against the All Blacks.

Recent wins over All Blacks mean nothing - Ireland's Furlong

The Irish have beaten New Zealand in two of their last three tests.

Watch: Newshub's Mike McRoberts with the latest out of Japan.

Japan coach Joseph could be Halberg Award contender - McRoberts

The Kiwi coach says his side feel the weight of the nation.

All Blacks captain Kieran Read.

Read downplays long All Blacks break

The All Blacks will have a 13-day wait between Rugby World Cup games.

Ireland rugby fans.

'Completely false': Ireland deny claims over Japan v Scotland match

The Irish and NZ rugby unions reportedly opposed rescheduling the crucial pool match.

Japan players after the win against Scotland.

Japan pay tribute to Typhoon Hagibis victims after historic win

Coach Jamie Joseph admitted it was hard to celebrate after people lost their lives.

Scotland's Sam Johnson and Finn Russell celebrate after beating Russia.

Japan v Scotland withstands Typhoon Hagibis

The World Cup pool match will proceed as planned.

Watch: Scott McLaughlin makes history in shootout.

Sky has its own streaming problems

Its app crashed just as Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin was about to make history at Bathurst.

Canad's match against Namibia in Kamaishi is in danger of being cancelled

Canada v Namibia cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

The match is the third called off at the Rugby World Cup.

Bundee Aki with Samoa's Rey Lee-Lo.

Samoa defend Aki over red-card tackle

Coach Steve Jackson says they will try to ensure the Ireland centre isn't banned.

Typhoon Hagibas paralysed the capital Toyko and forced millions to evacuate their homes.

'Its pushing the hotel around': Rugby stars react to Typhoon Hagibis

Hotel rooms shook as Typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan.

Bundee Aki reacts to his red card against Samoa.

Aki upset by World Cup red card - Schmidt

Bundee Aki became the seventh player to be sent off at the Rugby World Cup.

Watch: A meteorologist says the "furious" typhoon that will pummel Japan this weekend should not be taken lightly.

Sheer size of Super Typhoon Hagibis revealed in satellite photos

It took three orbits to get all of it in the picture.

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt examines the pitch.

Ireland concerned about pitch for Samoa game

The surface was recently relaid after concerns from previous World Cup games.

Sonny Bill Williams and Ofa Tuungafasi with Tagir Gadzhiev.

Russian rugby star's mission to meet fellow Muslim All Blacks

Tagir Gadzhiev drove four hours to meet Sonny Bill Williams and Ofa Tuungafasi.

Scottish Rugby Union boss Mark Dodson.

Scottish Rugby boss takes swipe at All Blacks

Mark Dodson says more flexibility would be given if NZ were in their position.