Rugby

10:32 AM BST With less than a month until the World Cup kicks off in Japan squad lists are starting to roll in. Hosts Japan take on Russia in the opening clash of the tournament on Friday September 20, with the final to come just six weeks later. Here we list every tournament squad as
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9:35 AM BST England prop Mako Vunipola is set to make his long-awaited comeback in Saturday’s World Cup warmup match against Ireland after recovering from a hamstring injury that had sidelined him for three months. Vunipola was injured in Saracens’ Champions Cup final win over Leinster in May and the 28-year-old required surgery that ruled
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9:08 AM BST Springboks flyhalf Elton Jantjies says South Africa’s coaches, including current head coach Rassie Erasmus, have developed the right systems to be successful at the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Jantjies started at flyhalf as the Springboks defeated Argentina 24-18 in their one-off Test at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, with Erasmus having rested
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4:44 AM BST The All Blacks say Wales are welcome to the No. 1 world ranking, relaxed to shed themselves of the long-held status heading into a Rugby World Cup defence that is gathering serious momentum. Coach Steve Hansen was bemused that New Zealand should lose the top spot they’ve held for a decade in
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11:30 AM ET Wales beat England 13-6 in Cardiff on Saturday to avenge their loss in the reverse fixture last Sunday and take them to the top of the official world rankings as the World Cup looms. A fired-up Wales, fielding a near full-strength side against a more mixed England lineup for the second game
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