Two-try Tuilagi powers England past Tonga
A first-half double from Manu Tuilagi and a late bonus-point sealing try by substitute Luke Cowan-Dickie gave England the perfect start to their Rugby World Cup campaign.
Wallabies' Reece Hodge cited for dangerous tackle against Fiji
Wallabies winger Reece Hodge faces an uncertain future at the Rugby World Cup after being cited for a dangerous tackle during their opening win over Fiji in Sapporo.
Ireland display credentials to tackle Rugby World Cup heavyweights
Less than 24 hours after the All Blacks had taken care of Springboks, the Irish provided a Rugby World Cup message of their own that will have anyone doubting their claims as potential tournament winners re-evaluating their assessment.
Ireland hammer Scotland whilst Italy go top of pool B
Scoring burst helps Italy to win against Namibia
Italy scored three tries within the space of 10 minutes either side of halftime to give themselves some breathing room against a stubborn Namibia before recording a 47-22 win in their Pool B opener at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka on Sunday.
Another chapter writes itself into All Blacks-Springboks folklore
This game must be remembered as one of the all-time great World Cup clashes, one that only adds to the All Blacks-Springboks rivalry that continues to deliver and may yet feature another chapter back in Yokohama on Nov. 2.
All Blacks thank Mo'unga but heap praise on Boks flyer Kolbe
Cheslin Kolbe finished with a match-high 128 metres from nine runs with three clean breaks and having left no less than 11 defenders clutching at thin air, but he could not get the Springboks over the line in Yokohama.
Wallabies maul their way out of Sapporo stunner
Four years on from the corresponding matchday that delivered The Miracle of Brighton, the 2019 Rugby World Cup very nearly provided The Stunner in Sapporo after the Flying Fijians gave the Wallabies an almighty scare on Saturday afternoon.
Cheika 'not looking for perfection' after struggle vs. Fiji
Australia head coach Michael Cheika has admitted that his side's victory over Fiji in the World Cup was far from perfect.
Lopez drop goal sees France past Argentina
France dominated the first half and just about held on in the second to edge Argentina 23-21 in a thrilling Rugby World Cup Pool C clash at Tokyo Stadium.
France beat Argentina in World Cup thriller
Rugby World Cup sweeps into Asia for first time on a sea of red and white
Any thought that the tournament's first foray into Asia wouldn't be embraced by the people of Japan was blown away on opening night.
The best 25 players at Rugby World Cup 2019
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The chaos of the ruck: What the heck is actually going on in a rugby pile?
Far from being simply a mad scramble, a rugby ruck has no shortage of technique and regulations around it. Oh, and some dark arts as well, of course...
Love, rugby and a sport's crucial battle with concussion
On the eve of the Rugby World Cup, Tom Hamilton assesses how far the game has come and how far it still has to go in its understanding of the most prevalent -- and damaging -- injury in rugby.
What is a concussion protocol? Sport by sport, there's no single solution
Reporters from across ESPN give their insights on how sport has been impacted by the increasing awareness of concussion.
Saracens to face Munster, Racing in Champions Cup pool stage
Defending champions Saracens were given a tough draw for the 2019-20 Champions Cup and will play Munster, Racing and the Ospreys in the pool stage.
Saracens crowned European Champions after ferocious victory over Leinster
England's Saracens were crowned champions of Europe for the third time in four years as they came from 10-0 down to beat last year's winners Leinster.
Cipriani hit with three-week ban
Gloucester and England fly-half Danny Cipriani has been banned for three weeks after he was sent off for a dangerous tackle.
Former Springboks flanker Deysel retires
Deysel, who joined Ulster from Guinness Pro14 rivals Munster in 2017, made his decision because of a "combination of lower-body injuries and various niggles".
Cipriani sent off in Gloucester defeat
Danny Cipriani's week went from bad to worse as he was sent off against Munster in the European Champions Cup on Saturday.
Billy Vunipola out of autumn internationals
England will be without Billy Vunipola for the autumn internationals after he fractured his arm in Saracens' win over Glasgow Warriors at the weekend.
Vunipola brothers both injured in Saracens win
Billy and Mako Vunipola both went off injured in Saracens' victory over Glasgow on Sunday, putting their participation in England's Autumn internationals in doubt.
O'Driscoll: Exeter level with Saracens, Leinster
Brian O'Driscoll has tipped Exeter Chiefs as favourites to win the Champions Cup title this season, alongside recent winners Leinster and Saracens.
Ulster confirm Champions Cup spot
Ulster confirmed their place in next season's Champions Cup with a 35-17 victory over Ospreys at the Kingspan Stadium.
European review: Player of the week, flop & more
Rugby union displayed its best side in Bilbao over the weekend, as a 61-point thriller of a Challenge Cup final was followed by a tense, nerve-shredding Champions Cup showpiece.
Lambie suffers serious knee injury
Pat Lambie is almost certain to miss the Springboks' Tests against England after sustaining what is believed to be an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the European Rugby Champions Cup final.
Patience pays dividends for 'ugly' Leinster
Leinster head coach Leo Cullen admitted the final 20 minutes of his side's Champions Cup final victory were "torturous" as he praised his players' resilience.
Dan Carter ruled out of Champions Cup final
Racing 92 fly-half Dan Carter has been ruled out of the Champions Cup final with a hamstring injury.
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