Rugby World Cup

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.

William Webb Ellis Cup

Russia qualify for Rugby World Cup as rivals fall

Romania, Spain and Belgium were docked points after playing ineligible players.

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?

Rugby World Cup

Are we entering the future of broadcast sport?

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

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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.

The Black Ferns beat England in the final of the Rugby World Cup.

Black Ferns named NZ rugby team of the year

The Black Ferns have capped off a stellar season.

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.

Sebastien Chabal was joined by Jonah Lomu's children Brayley and Dhyreille to launch France's 2023 bid

Lomu's sons used in French RWC bid

The All Black legend's two sons were on hand as France presented its case to host the tournament.

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.

Rehana Ali says she's "a great and loyal supporter of the All Blacks".

Rugby fan rocks All Blacks hijab

Her sons had the DIY merch made during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

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World Champions perform stirring haka

To celebrate their world cup win, the New Zealanders gave their fans a send-off to remember.

the Black Ferns celebrate one of their second-half tries in the world cup final

Black Ferns top the world

New Zealand have won the Women's Rugby World Cup thanks to a magnificent second-half performance.

Three-way handshake returns to rugby

Three-way handshake returns to rugby

Unfortunately Bill English escaped the embrace in Tokyo.

Rugby World Cup

'It'll be one of the games of the tournament' - Hansen

A pool clash with the Springboks could inspire world cup according to Steve Hansen.

Irish fans celebrating their win over the All Blacks (Getty image)

Video: Ireland sprinkles Liam Neeson magic on 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

Ireland has released a video highlighting their bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, narrated by Northern Irish Hollywood actor Liam Neeson.

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Phil Goff wants Eden Park kicked to touch, $1 billion stadium on the waterfront

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff wants to build a $1 billion stadium on the Auckland waterfront, calling Eden Park a "white elephant" that should perhaps be sold.


France, Ireland and South Africa bidding to host RWC 2023

Italy withdrew its application last week after failing to gain government support for staging the event.