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World rugby bosses forced to rearrange 2019 RWC

Saturday 1 August 2015

World Rugby bosses will reorganise the 2019 Rugby World Cup schedule over the next month after Japan made the surprising move to scrap plans for a new national stadium because of the cost.
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Ireland coach Schmidt extends contract to 2017


Thursday 23 July 2015

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has signed a contract extension that will keep him as Ireland Head Coach until the end of the 2017 season.
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2019 Japanese World Cup host venue in doubt


Tuesday 21 July 2015

World Rugby bosses have asked for urgent talks with organisers of the 2019 rugby World Cup after Japan unexpectedly announced that the proposed new national stadium won't be ready in time for the tournament.
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All Black wing Naholo out of World Cup


Tuesday 21 July 2015

All Black Waisake Naholo's hopes of playing in the Rugby World Cup have been dashed by an injury he sustained playing in his debut test for New Zealand.
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Saint-Andre steps up France World Cup training


Saturday 18 July 2015

France head coach Philippe Saint-Andre has stepped up preparations for the 2015 Rugby World Cup by putting his 36-man squad through their paces at a training camp in Tignes.
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Time is running out for All Black hopefuls


Friday 17 July 2015

The fear of being left out of the All Black Rugby World Cup squad instead of maintaining an unbeaten record against Argentina is turning out to be the driving force in the All Blacks camp.
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All Blacks want Carter to find his old running game


Friday 17 July 2015

Pressure is building on Dan Carter to reignite his running game ahead of the Rugby World Cup after a season of playing mostly in the midfield.
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Fiji to be without Nadolo for World Cup warm ups


Friday 17 July 2015

Fiji will have to warm up for the Rugby World Cup in the Pacific Nations Cup without winger Nemani Nadolo due to an injury he sustained last week.
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Scotland call up Highlander Hardie for RWC training


Wednesday 15 July 2015

Scotland have called Highlanders Super Rugby back rower John Hardie into their extended squad preparing for the Rugby World Cup 2015.
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England cut Rugby World Cup squad by five


Friday 10 July 2015

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has cut his Rugby World Cup training squad by five players and named a 45 man squad that will continue to prepare for the Rugby World Cup in Denver USA.
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Argentina prop Figallo out of world cup


Thursday 9 July 2015

Argentina and Saracens prop Juan Figallo has been ruled out of tyhe 2015 Rugby World Cup in England after undergoing surgery.
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Vermeulen in a race to be fit for Rugby World Cup


Tuesday 7 July 2015

Argentina and Saracens prop Juan Figallo has been ruled out of tyhe 2015 Rugby World Cup in England after undergoing surgery.
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Four nations will bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup


Saturday 4 July 2015

France, Ireland, Italy and South Africa have been confirmed as the four nations that will bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
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SA Ref Peyper to blow World Cup opening match


Thursday 2 July 2015

South African referee Jaco Peyper will have the honour of refereeing the opening match at the 2015 Rugby World Cup when England host Fiji at Twickenham to kick off the tournament.
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Bok prop Oosthuizen to miss Rugby World Cup


Wednesday 1 July 2015

Versatile Springboks prop Coenie Oosthuizen is almost certain to miss the Rugby Championship and the Rugby World Cup due to injury.
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France will bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup


Tuesday 30 June 2015

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) have confirmed that they will submit a bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
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Lancaster waiting on police for Cipriani selection


Wednesday 24 June 2015

England coach Stuart Lancaster has said that he will wait for the outcome of a police investigation before deciding on whether to include Danny Cipriani in his Rugby World Cup squad.
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Australian media to boycott Rugby World Cup


Wednesday 24 June 2015

Major Australian media outlets have announced that they will boycott this year's Rugby World Cup over "unreasonable" coverage restrictions on video match highlights.
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Lancaster sounds warning to England RWC players


Tuesday 23 June 2015

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster has sounded a warning to his players telling them that they will have to train harder than ever before to make it into his 31-man Rugby World Cup squad.
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Strettle pulls out of England World Cup squad


Tuesday 23 June 2015

England and Saracens winger David Strettle has withdrawn from England's Rugby World Cup training squad after deciding to play in France.
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Italy's Rugby World Cup strike called off


Saturday 20 June 2015

Embattled Italy's training for the Rugby World Cup will resume after cool-the-air talks with Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) officials led both parties to a resolution.
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Italy's Rugby World Cup players go on strike


Tuesday 16 June 2015

Italy's Rugby World Cup preparations have started on the wrong foot after players refused to take part in the first training session in a row over pay.
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England stars could get 200k World Cup winfall


Friday 12 June 2015

England's Rugby World Cup stars stand to earn up to 205 000 if they play in every match and win the Rugby World Cup on home soil.
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South Africa 'ready' to host 2023 World Cup


Wednesday 10 June 2015

A South African delegation representative of rugby, sport and government have declared that they are ready, willing and eager to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
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Italy name 40 man Rugby World Cup squad


Saturday 6 June 2015

Italy coach Jacques Brunel has named a provisional 40-man training squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad and an additional 10 players on stand-by.
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