An upbeat Michael Cheika said he had no concerns about the fitness of David Pocock after naming the loose forward in his World Cup squad on Friday but the Australia coach would not be drawn on how he planned to use him. Barring the inclusion of uncapped teenager Jordan Petaia as a midfield option,
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has insisted it ‘won’t be the end of the world’ if his reigning champions lose their opening Rugby World Cup blockbuster against South Africa.
Naraha: Argentina’s fly-half says the aerial battle will be a key factor in their crunch Pool C encounter with France, hoping that his experience in French Rugby will give him an edge.
New Zealand are focusing all their energy on the World Cup opener against South Africa on Saturday with coaches happy to have their most challenging match of the pool stages first up.
Treble-chasing New Zealand’s supremacy looks set to face a serious test from multiple challengers as the clock ticks down to an eagerly awaited Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Tokyo: Toulouse young guns Romain Ntamack and Antoine Dupont will start at half-back as France opted for youth for their opening Pool C match against Argentina on Saturday.
The best defence of the past two editions of the Six Nations stands between France and a first title in more than a decade as a depleted Scotland head to Paris on Friday. The Championship decider has been postponed since late-February after a
To follow up with their epic win against New Zealand last week, Argentina continued their dream run in the tournament with an other gusty show against favourites Wallabies.
Jonny May scored two tries to propel England to a convincing 18-7 victory over Ireland on Saturday.
England head coach Eddie Jones retains the “full support” of the Rugby Football Union following a review into the team’s disappointing fifth-place finish in the 2021 Six Nations. Defending champions England beat a strong France side and Italy but