Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup

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.

Japan coach Jamie Joseph.

Japan target Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

Jamie Joseph has set his players a big target for next year's tournament 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.

Rugby World Cup

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.

All Blacks

Spark, TVNZ to broadcast Rugby World Cup 2019

Seven RWC matches, including the final, will be shown live and free-to-air.

Spanish players were unhappy with the performance of the Romania official.

World Rugby to investigate controversial World Cup qualifier

Belgium's 18-10 win over Spain, officiated by Romanians, led to Romania qualifying for the 2019 World Cup.

A  crestfallen Jurie Roux, CEO of South Africa Rugby.

South Africa stunned as France named RWC hosts

South Africa missed out on the 2023 tournament despite recommendations from World Rugby's board.

Beauden Barrett

All Blacks face Boks in World Cup opener

The defending champions must hit the ground running.

South Afriva hosted the 1995 tournament, beating the All Blacks in the final

South Africa set to host 2023 world cup

World Rugby has recommended the 1995 hosts over France and Ireland.

A logo depicting France's bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup on the jersey of Romain N'Tamack of France

Cash-rich France wants 2023 World Cup

The French government is willing to fork out NZ$253 million to secure the hosting rights.