South Africa's centre Damian de Allende (C) is tackled by Argentina's lock Guido Petti Pagadizabal during the bronze medal match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Argentina at the Olympic Stadium, east London, on October 30, 2015.

Springbok veterans bow out with World Cup bronze

Springbok great Bryan Habana was denied a World Cup record as South Africa beat Argentina 24-13 in the third place play-off, with several of their veteran stars bidding farewell to Test rugby.Habana needed just one try to break the...

Breakdown the key battle for All Blacks, Wallabies

Back in August, New Zealand coach Steve Hansen spoke of not allowing Australia "to have a field day at the breakdown" before their Rugby Championship clash and then watched as Wallaby back-rower David Pocock ran amok.A 27-19 defeat in...
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Rugby World Cup: South Africa recall Matfield & Pienaar

Victor Matfield will bid farewell to international rugby by captaining South Africa in the third-place play-off match against Argentina on Friday. The 38-year-old, who joins Northampton after the World Cup,replaces Lood de Jager, who drops to the bench.Matfield takes over...

Webb Ellis Cup set for royal handover

Prince Harry, Honorary President of England Rugby 2015, will join World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset and RFU President Jason Leonard to present the Webb Ellis Cup to the winner of Rugby World Cup 2015 at the final on Saturday, 31...

On faith, friendship and being good men

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will seek out Heyneke Meyer after the semifinal clash tomorrow and the respective coaches will have a beer and reflect on 80 minutes of physical carnage.The closeness of their relationship has held its place...

Nigel Owens ‘humbled’ to be named Rugby World Cup final referee for New Zealand...

Nigel Owens, the Welsh referee, has said that he is “humbled” by the decision to appoint him as the match official for the Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.Owens, 44, a veteran...

The famous Argentinian passion eluded them when they needed it the most

Following the enthralling 1st semi-final of the Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and South Africa, Australia and Argentina battled it out last Sunday in the second to see who would earn the right to face the defending champions...
Australia's head coach Michael Cheika

Cheika says Wallabies need ‘something extra’ in final

Australia will need "something extra just to be competitive" in their World Cup final against defending champions New Zealand, coach Michael Cheika said.

What Champions are made of

Two teams that can quite possibly lay claim to the title of the greatest rivalry in Rugby Union history the New Zealand All Blacks and South African Springboks, went at each others throats for 80 minutes in the first...
New Zealand's fly half Dan Carter celebrates after winning a semi-final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium

All Blacks win World Cup battle of the Titans

Dan Carter anchored New Zealand to a 20-18 victory over South Africa to reach the World Cup final at the end of a bruising clash at Twickenham on Saturday.With the All Blacks down 12-7 at half-time, and Jerome Kaino...

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