The countdown is over, the 2019 Rugby World Cup has finally arrived with hosts Japan set to launch the tournament with an opening match against Russia in Tokyo.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland has expressed his shock after his assistant coach Rob Howley was sent home from the World Cup amid allegations of betting infringements.
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.
England captain Owen Farrell has tweaked his tackling technique in training to avoid getting sent off during the Rugby World Cup, defence coach John Mitchell has said.
Fly-half Danny Cipriani and former England captain Dylan Hartley have told of their disappointment over missing out on Rugby World Cup selection.
England's Rugby World Cup squad had to wait more than five hours when they were stranded at Narita International Airport following the fallout from Typhoon Faxai.
England prop Mako Vunipola and winger Jack Nowell will miss the first two matches of Rugby World Cup in Japan, head coach Eddie Jones has said.
A mix and match England team overcame a patchy start to run in four second-half tries and finish their World Cup preparations with a healthy 37-0 victory over Italy at Newcastle United's St James' Park ground on Friday.
Head coach Eddie Jones has opted for an experimental team in England's final Rugby World Cup warm-up Test, which comes against Italy Friday at St James' Park.
Former rugby star James Haskell has vowed to "put his life" into making a success of his switch to MMA with the Bellator promotion.
England dominated Ireland in the teams' Rugby World Cup warm-up fixture at Twickenham Saturday, easing to a 57-15 win with seven different try scorers.
Haskell, 34, will compete in Bellator's heavyweight division and could make his professional debut in 2020, the promotion said in a press release on Thursday.
Tom Curry and Sam Underhill will line up either side of Billy Vunipola in a new-look, highly mobile back row for England against Ireland on Saturday.
World Rugby has changed a rule governing restarts in the wake of George North's contentious try for Wales in their 13-6 win over England in Cardiff on Saturday.
Te'o will be unavailable for England at the Rugby World Cup should the team require an injury replacement after signing with French club Toulon on Wednesday.
With less than a month until the World Cup kicks off in Japan squad lists are starting to roll in. Here we list every tournament squad as they drop.
England forward Mako Vunipola is set to return to action with England in Saturday's World Cup warm-up match against Ireland.
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.
Bath winger Ruaridh McConnochie will not make his England debut against Wales on Saturday due to muscle soreness, the team have confirmed.
Eddie Jones' 31-man squad for next month's Rugby World Cup has been inked -- now the hard work begins for the squad to bring the Webb Ellis Cup back to England.
Worcester Warriors centre Ben Te'o's England career hit a new low as head coach Eddie Jones omitted him from his squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan.
England have named uncapped back Ruaridh McConnochie in their 31-man 2019 Rugby World Cup squad while Lewis Ludlam, Willi Heinz and Jack Singleton are also included having made their Test debuts on Sunday.
Eddie Jones used his press conference after England's win over Wales on Sunday to call for World Rugby to address their high-tackle law ahead of the Rugby World Cup in September.
An experimental England side overpowered visiting Grand Slam winners Wales at Twickenham Sunday, emerging 33-19 victors from the World Cup warm-up clash.
Henry Slade, Sam Underhill and Ruaridh McConnochie will all miss England's World Cup warm-up Test against Wales on Sunday due to injury.
- Tries Scored1st 24 Tries
- Points Difference= 1st 83 points