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.
Top ranked Ireland put aside their stuttering 2019 form with a clinical 27-3 victory over their main Pool A rivals Scotland.
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.
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.
Scotland forward David Denton has retired from professional rugby at the age of 29 on medical advice after an 11-month battle with concussion.
Edinburgh Rugby hooker Stuart McInally will captain Scotland at the World Cup in Japan this month after being chosen ahead of John Barclay and Greig Laidlaw by head coach Gregor Townsend Tuesday.
Scotland lock Sam Skinner will miss the World Cup after picking up a hamstring injury in a friendly against France.
Scotland overturned a first-half deficit in Edinburgh to defeat France 17-14 after tries from Sean Maitland and Chris Harris.
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.
World Rugby has abandoned its plans to create a Nations Championship after failing to gain support from unions, the sport's ruling body said on Wednesday.
International players based in England will be available for training camps ahead of the Rugby World Cup after the sport's governing body offered Premiership clubs greater financial support if they lose players to injury on international duty.
Scotland named uncapped trio Rory Hutchinson, Grant Stewart and Blade Thomson in their 42-man training squad for this year's World Cup in Japan.
With the 2010s now in the books, Huw Richards breaks down the numbers and looks at how the decade stacks up against over a century of the Six Nations.
The 2019 Six Nations may be over, but which players made it into ESPN's Fantasy Rugby Team of the Tournament? Remarkably, only one of Wales' Grand Slam heroes makes the cut.
Eddie Jones' side blew a 31-point lead to draw with Scotland in a remarkable game at Twickenham.
Gareth Anscombe guided Wales to the Six Nations title with a Man of the Match performance, and he got his rewards in our Six Nations Fantasy Rugby game too.
Wales have clinched the 2019 Six Nations title after beating holders Ireland at the Principality Stadium.
Twickenham's day began with a match hundreds of miles away that killed championship hopes -- so the Calcutta Cup encounter that followed was a dud, right? Wrong. Very, very wrong.
England led 31-0 after 31 minutes at Twickenham, but it took a George Ford try as time expired to salvage a draw after a stirring fightback from Scotland.
Wales are on the verge of an historic Six Nations title, but Ireland, England and an oncoming storm stand in their way.
It's the final week, and it's not just the Grand Slam and Six Nations that are on the line. Who's going to win you the points in the final push for ESPN Fantasy Rugby glory?
Jack Nowell returns to England's starting lineup for the visit of Scotland, with Joe Cokanasiga dropping out of the matchday squad, while Scotland have named six changes.
Scotland trio Tommy Seymour, Blair Kinghorn and Stuart Hogg have been ruled out of Saturday's final Six Nations match against England at Twickenham.
Maro Itoje has not been included in the England's 31-man training squad ahead of Saturday's Six Nations match against Scotland at Twickenham.
- SCOT2ndTries Scored 1st England : 24 Tries ScoredENG1st1424
- SCOT4thPoints Difference 1st England : 83 Points DifferenceENG1st-2083