Keyword: Rugby World Cup 2023
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A thirst for increasing revenue means more content for our eyeballs, but do some events now risk killing the golden goose?We have entered an era where World Cup tournaments feel like the equivalent … more
Barnes oversaw New Zealand’s defeat by South Africa‘We won’t miss you,’ Polly Barnes writes of World CupWayne Barnes received death threats over his refereeing of the Rugby World Cup final, … more
Resolve separated the Springboks from the rest of the teams at the World Cup and no one epitomised it better than the captainIt was just a couple of months before the very first men’s Rugby World … more
Narrow victories in all three knockout games show Springboks are masters of ending on the right side of small marginsSiya Kolisi is singing the national anthem. But of course, anybody who has ever … more
It took a red card and a nine-point deficit for the All Blacks to throw caution to the wind and so nearly pull off the improbableIt was in the seconds after they had seemingly lost to South Africa … more
All Blacks captain feeling ‘so much hurt’ after Springboks winSiya Kolisi tells people of South Africa: ‘Thank you so much’Sam Cane admitted that the heartbreak of his costly red card in his … more
South Africa held on against 14-man New Zealand to retain the trophy Elsewhere in The RugbyLeicester have put some brakes on the strong domestic start by Bath. Read more here Continue reading... more
New Zealand 11-12 South AfricaAll Blacks left to rue first-half red card for captain Sam CaneNo one, until now, has ever won four men’s Rugby World Cup titles. And, even on a soggy Parisian … more
Argentina 23-26 EnglandSteve Borthwick’s team hold off Pumas to take third placeEngland’s World Cup ends as it started, a hard-fought win over Argentina to ensure a third-place finish that Steve … more
The sport’s governing body, the Rugby Football Union and South Africa have all added fuel to the debate’s fireThis was supposed to be the most Instagrammable rugby weeks. A World Cup final in one … more
What is the wider purpose for Borthwick’s semi-finalists when so many supporters feel the team is still not speaking to them? Brave lads. What lads. Bring them home in garlands and rosettes, these … more
Team delivered most committed performance for four years but more flexibility is needed to overcome the best in worldThere is still one last remaining tango in Paris for both South Africa and … more
Flanker made allegation to referee during semi-final lossMbonambi could be cited by World Rugby over incidentThe England flanker Tom Curry alleged to the referee during his side’s heroic defeat by … more
Dominant England lose semi-final to South Africa by one point‘In adversity there’s some seed that will grow and be brilliant’Steve Borthwick believes England’s World Cup heartbreak can be the … more
Steve Borthwick’s side were superior in the Rugby World Cup semi-final, but that counted for little on a night of twisted logicThere’s about an hour on the clock at the Stade de France, and the … more
Senior figures said to be worried supporters feel alienatedBorthwick and Farrell booed by crowd before win over FijiSenior figures at the Rugby Football Union are said to be unimpressed with the … more
Scrum-half Aaron Smith, a veteran of the 2019 semi-final nightmare, says New Zealand will not make same mistakesPlenty of water has flowed down the River Seine since New Zealand’s opening pool … more
Smith facing head injury tests before Springboks clashOllie Chessum talks up England’s chances of World Cup shockFreddie Steward is in line for a recall at full‑back for England’s World Cup … more
A compelling weekend showed that knockout rugby is shaped as much by the bold losers as by the beaming winnersThe biggest misconception in sport is that winning is all that matters. It’s like … more
‘I am not sure the level of refereeing was up to what was at stake’South Africa captain Siya Kolisi proud of his teamAntoine Dupont questioned the performance of the referee, Ben O’Keeffe, … more
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