RWC 2019: Day 2 Update

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Australia 39-21 Fiji This game sort of went as expected, with Fiji bringing ferocious aggression and dragging the Wallabies into a frantic, fast-paced broken game. It took Australia an hour to take control, keeping it a bit tighter and scoring twice through rolling mauls, before pulling clear nearer the end. Wales

RWC 2019: Day 1 Update

Mt Fuji

The Rugby World Cup is underway! In amongst the various team news, player ratings, opinion articles generally focused on match days, I'm aiming to do an update each day of the group stages, looking back at the key talking points and then looking ahead to the next day's fixtures. The

Rugby World Cup 2019: Argentina team to play France

Agustin Creevy

Here is the Pumas team to take on France in their opening Rugby World Cup match this weekend. Argentina 15 Emiliano Boffelli 14 Matias Moroni 13 Matias Orlando 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente 11 Ramiro Moyano 10 Nicolas Sanchez 9 Tomas Cubelli 8 Javier Ortega Desio 7 Marcos Kremer 6 Pablo Matera (captain) 5 Tomas Lavanini 4 Guido Petti 3 Juan Figallo 2 Agustin Creevy 1

Rugby World Cup 2019: France team to play Argentina

Antoine Dupont

Jacques Brunel has named the France team for their opening match against Argentina, with Louis Picamoles selected on the bench. France 15 Maxime Medard 14 Damian Penaud 13 Gael Fickou 12 Virimi Vakatawa 11 Yoann Huget 10 Romain Ntamack 9 Antoine Dupont 8 Gregory Alldritt 7 Charles Ollivon 6 Wenceslas Lauret 5 Sebastien Vahaamahina 4 Arthur Iturria 3 Rabah Slimani 2 Guilhem Guirado (captain) 1 Jefferson

Rugby World Cup Predictions: Round 1

Japan Rugby

Here we go, the Rugby World Cup is almost here! I'll be sharing my Superbru picks for each round of matches, and you can play against me in The Rugby Blog's Predictor league here - it's free, simple and lots of fun so get involved and set up your

Rugby World Cup 2019: Pool-by-Pool Predictions

Stuart Hogg

It's Rugby World Cup week, and time to reach for the crystal ball. All too often, the pool stage matches at the World Cup are very predictable, and although the winning margins have been getting smaller for the past few tournaments, there are still only a handful of teams

RugbyX Set for London Debut in October

RugbyX

RugbyX is a new form of Rugby designed to make the sport more accessible for children and encourage adoption of Rugby at grassroots levels. When I first heard of the concept, my reaction was along the lines of 'Another Rugby format? Just what we need' - but after some discussion with