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Rugby World Cup

International rugby union competition

Rugby World Cup (Under CC License)

The Rugby World Cup, through the ongoing 2019 edition, is a men's rugby union tournament contested every four years between the top international teams. The tournament was first held in 1987, when the tournament was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

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South Africa end Japan's dream World Cup run to reach the semi-finals with a bruising win against the hosts.
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Australia coach Michael Cheika says he will leave his role when his contract expires at the end of the year.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 hours ago

Preview and match details as Wales take on France in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final match on Sunday in Oita.
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England impressed in their 40-16 win over Australia, but now face the test of holders New Zealand for a place in the World Cup final.
Credit: BBC News - Published 23 hours ago

England are into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 12 years as they ruthlessly dispatch old rivals Australia.
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Japan are not satisfied by reaching their first World Cup quarter-final, says flanker Lappies Labuschagne before their tie against South Africa.
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While British lawmakers agonize in parliament on Saturday over whether to approve a last-minute European Union divorce deal, one interested onlooker will be..
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Australia captain Michael Hooper expects England flankers Tom Curry and Sam Underhill be formidable opponents in Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
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England's Billy Vunipola wants to "build a legacy" after being declared fit for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Australia.
Credit: BBC News - Published 3 days ago

A World Cup quarter-final against Australia is time for the Eddie Jones project to deliver, says former England scrum-half Matt Dawson.
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Jack Goodhue and Anton Leinert-Brown are New Zealand's midfield for the World Cup quarter-final against Ireland, with Brodie Retallick also starting.
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Head coach Eddie Jones drops George Ford for England's World Cup quarter-final against Australia, with Owen Farrell at fly-half and Henry Slade in the centre.
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England head coach Eddie Jones names his team for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Australia.
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As Japan prepare for a World Cup quarter-final against South Africa, BBC Sport explores how the hosts became a force to be reckoned with.
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Maro Itoje says he is relishing the calm before England take on Australia in the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

Fiji player Sam Matavesi says three kit bags were stolen from his car when he returned from Japan.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

The 100-point winning margins of yesteryear are gone, so are rugby union's lesser lights starting to challenge the Rugby World Cup's established powerhouses?
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

England scrum-half Ben Youngs says his team will be ready for their World Cup quarter-final with Australia despite a truncated group stage.
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Scotland crash out of the Rugby World Cup at the pool stage for only the second time after being beaten by an irrepressible Japan in Yokohama.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Wales labour to a 35-13 Rugby World Cup win over Uruguay to seal top spot in Pool D and set up a quarter-final against France.
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Scotland's World Cup game with Japan will go ahead on Sunday, World Rugby confirms.
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World Cup organisers cancel Sunday's match between Namibia and Canada in Kamaishi because of safety concerns caused by Typhoon Hagibis.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

England's probable last eight opponents Australia labour to victory over Georgia in swirling wind and rain in Shizuoka.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Scotland captain Stuart McInally is dropped for Sunday's crucial World Cup Pool A decider against Japan.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

Justin Tipuric leads Wales for the first time as Wales make 13 changes for their final Rugby World Cup pool game against Uruguay on Sunday.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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