Rugby World Cup

Matias Moroni of Argentina hands off Beauden Barrett.

As it happened: All Blacks v Argentina

NZ open their 2019 campaign with a hard-fought win over the Pumas in Buenos Aires.

Watch: Sonny Bill Williams with the All Blacks Rugby World Cup jersey.

For sale: Fake All Blacks kit

Chinese websites are reportedly selling cheap knock-offs.

Spark Sport is facing mounting pressure to provide a reliable livestream of the upcoming World Cup.

Spark Sport glitch raises doubt over Rugby World Cup streaming

"Of course people will notice when something goes wrong but not when it goes right."

Spark is responsible for streaming the Rugby World Cup.

Concern over reliability of Spark's sport streaming service

The telco is responsible for streaming the Rugby World Cup.

Rory Best.

Irish captain to retire after Rugby World Cup

Rory Best captained Ireland to their first win over the All Blacks in 2016.

Damian McKenzie.

All Blacks star ruled out of World Cup

Damian McKenzie has ruptured his ACL, ruling him out for the season.

Former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry.

New comp would kill Rugby World Cup - Sir Graham Henry

The former All Blacks coach predicts the proposed World League will not happen.

John Key was known for a series of embarrassing moments during his time as PM.

Key says iconic three-way handshake not his fault

He claims the embarrassing gaffe was the fault of the IRB chairman.

Cooper last played for Australia in 2017.

Quade Cooper makes shock return to Wallabies

The ousted playmaker joined the squad during their Sydney camp.

All Blacks manager Darren Shand.

All Blacks manager plots World Cup defence

Darren Shand wants no surprises when they chase a third straight title in Japan.

What does the New Year hold in store?

Interview with the psychic: Top predictions for 2019

A female National leader? A tsunami close to home? Kerry-Marie Callander looks into the future.

Graham Henry and Steve Hansen with the Barbarians.

Sir Graham's important advice for Hansen

A tough transition period awaits the departing All Blacks coach.

All Blacks fullback Ben Smith.

Smith confirms All Blacks departure after World Cup

The veteran 76-test fullback has revealed he will join French club Pau.

Ben Smith and Steve Hansen.

Smith, Hansen to reveal post-World Cup plans

Veteran back Ben Smith will announce his future on Thursday.

Michael Cheika is facing the Christmas blues.

Cheika faces Christmas blues as job remains in jeopardy

Rugby Australia is refusing to guarantee the Wallabies coach is out of the woods.

Naka Drotske played 26 tunes for the Springboks.

Former Springbok shot during house robbery

Naka Drotske was a member of the 1995 Springboks squad.

Sam Burgess' stint in rugby was brief and forgettable.

Burgess blasts 'selfish' 2015 England teammates

The NRL star's flirtation with rugby was a disaster for both him and England.

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt won't be gunning for the All Blacks job in 2020.

No All Blacks gig for Joe Schmidt

Ireland's coach is stepping away from rugby after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Canadian winger DTH van der Merwe.

Canada into All Blacks' Rugby World Cup pool

The Canucks secured the 20th and final spot for next year's tournament.

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.