Rugby World Cup 2019 -- Results, review and the best of the tournament

The ninth staging of the Rugby World Cup concluded on Saturday, November 2, with South Africa defeating England 32-12 in the final in Yokohama.

Rugby World Cup - Knockout Phase Highlights

  • South Africa: Another Rugby World Cup triumph, another iconic moment for the Springboks. READ

  • England: A World Cup masterpiece rips the All Blacks apart. READ

  • Eddie Jones: Pep Guardiola and Sir Alex Ferguson helped reinvent English rugby. READ

  • Japan: Inside their 'outrageous' attempt to win the Rugby World Cup. READ

Pool Highlights

  • Japan: After Typhoon Hagibis, the local community rallied to stage the nation's greatest ever rugby achievement. READ

  • The greatest shocks in Rugby World Cup history. READ

  • High tackle controversy: Rugby World Cup has lost the balance between safe and soft. READ

  • Australia: Wallabies wear indigenous jerseys at World Cup for first time. READ

  • England: Eddie Jones' side right the wrongs of 2015 with hasty progress to quarterfinals. READ

  • New Zealand: Another chapter writes itself into All Blacks-Springboks folklore. READ

  • USA: They won't win this World Cup, but there's every reason to believe in the future. READ

  • Uruguay: How a four-year plan came together to stun Fiji. READ

  • Namibia: Can they finally end their quest for a win at the World Cup? READ

Rugby World Cup Preview

Here are the stories you need to know headed into this year's Rugby World Cup:

  • ESPN: The best 25 players at the Rugby World Cup. READ

  • Steven Saunders: The chaos of the ruck: what the heck is actually going on in a rugby pile? READ

  • Sam Bruce: Understanding the All Blacks' supreme success. READ

  • Sam Bruce: What leading the haka means to TJ Perenara. READ

  • Tom Hamilton: Love, rugby and a sport's crucial battle with concussion. READ

  • ESPN: What is a concussion protocol? Sport by sport, there's no single solution. READ