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Exeter Chiefs’ Matt Kvesic backing England to go all the way in the World Cup
Chiefs’ back-row forward Matt Kvesic has full confidence that England will lift the William Webb Ellis trophy on November 2. The 27-year-old, who was a last-minute call-up to the bench for England...
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Match Report: Exeter Chiefs 28-14 Bath
A Tom Hendrickson-inspired Exeter Chiefs secured a 28-14 opening-day victory over Bath at Sandy Park in the Premiership Rugby Cup. Debutant Tom Wyatt crossed after 20 minutes to score his and Exeter’s first...
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Match Report: Wasps 28-50 Saracens
Last year’s finalists Saracens got their Premiership Rugby Cup season off to the perfect start with a resounding six-try victory against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena. The Midlanders gave an impassioned display...
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All Blacks beat Springboks, extend streak in group games
New Zealand removed any doubt about its status as Rugby World Cup favorite as it overcame South Africa 23-13 on Saturday.
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Wake up with the World Cup: Day two highlights
Check out all the action and highlights from Day 2 of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
France withstands ferocious comeback to beat Argentina
France withstood a ferocious second-half comeback from Argentina to win 23-21 in a tension-filled Rugby World Cup group opener on Saturday.
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Rugby World Cup HL: All Blacks 23, Springboks 13
The All Blacks jump out to a 17-3 lead by halftime and hold on for a 23-13 victory of the Springboks in the first round of the Ruby World Cup.
Australia gets rattled, responds to beat Fiji at RWC
Rattled, Australia avoided the first big upset of the Rugby World Cup when it rallied from nine points down early in the second half to beat Fiji 39-21 on Saturday.
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Rugby World Cup HL: France 23, Argentina 21
France holds off Argentina's incredible comeback to win 23-21 in the first round of the Rugby World Cup.
Rugby World Cup highlights: Australia 39, Fiji 21
Australia rallies from being down nine points down early to beat Fiji, 39-21, and avoid an early upset in the Rugby World Cup.
Bath Rugby prop Obano predicts World Cup glory for England
Bath Rugby prop Beno Obano cannot see past an England victory at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, predicting the Red Rose will avenge their 2007 final defeat to South Africa. The 24-year-old has no doubt in...
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Russians add fun and flavor to World Cup opener in Japan
Inside Tokyo Stadium: An elaborate opening ceremony to kick off the first match of the Rugby World Cup, and the first World Cup in Asia.
Tom Brady excited for South African rugby team in World Cup
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted a video to hype up Springboks, the South Africa national rugby team, before their first match in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
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Russians add fun and flavor to World Cup opener in Japan
Inside Tokyo Stadium: An elaborate opening ceremony to kick off the first match of the Rugby World Cup, and the first World Cup in Asia.
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Who to watch out for in the opening round of the Premiership Rugby Cup
English domestic rugby finally returns this weekend, with all 12 top-tier sides in Premiership Rugby Cup action. Following thrills and spills at the Premiership Rugby 7s, six mouth-watering ties are set to...
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Brady hyped for Springboks in Rugby World Cup
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tweeted that he's cheering for the Springboks in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Japan opens Rugby World Cup by running past Russia
Matsushima became Japan’s first World Cup hat-trick scorer, as well as notching his own first treble at international level.
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Harlequins and Bristol Bears face off in Premiership Rugby Cup opener
Entertainment will be the order of the day when Harlequins welcome Bristol Bears to the Twickenham Stoop in the opening game of the 2019/20 Premiership Rugby Cup. With pre-season finally done and dusted,...
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Host country Japan defends home turf vs. Russia
All your 2019 Rugby World Cup highlights featuring Japan's bounce back win, also a preview of New Zealand vs. South Africa.
Rugby World Cup highlights: Japan 30, Russia 10
Despite an early mistake and slow start, host country Japan opened up the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a convincing 30-10 win over Russia.
Saracens star Skelton tips Aussies for World Cup triumph
Australia international Will Skelton has backed the Wallabies to exact Rugby World Cup revenge over England, by beating the Red Rose in a repeat of the 2003 final. The 27-year-old predicts the tournament...
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Worcester Warriors’ Waller backs England for World Cup win
Worcester Warriors prop Ethan Waller expects big things from hosts Japan at the Rugby World Cup, but expects England to ultimately claim their second global crown. The 27-year-old has submitted his...
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Seventy eight Premiership Rugby players selected for the Rugby World Cup
SEVENTY EIGHT players from Gallagher Premiership Rugby have been selected for 12 different nations at this year’s Rugby World Cup, which kicks off this week. Saracens have the biggest representation...
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Ford starts for England as Jones names side to face Tonga
England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team to play Tonga in the opening pool game of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Sapporo, Japan (KO 1945 local time, 1145 UK time live on ITV Sport). Owen Farrell will...
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Get to know your England players – Part 3
The talking is almost over. England’s quest to claim the 2019 Rugby World Cup begins in earnest on Sunday when they begin their campaign against Tonga at the Sapporo Dome. A challenging opening test for the...
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Looking ahead to 2019 Rugby World Cup
For the first time ever, the Rugby World Cup will be held in Asia, and the NBC Sports crew is here to break down everything to know about the tournament.
Grayson gunning for more Premiership Rugby Cup success with Northampton Saints
The Premiership Rugby Cup returns for its second season this weekend, and last year’s Breakthrough Player of the Year James Grayson insists Northampton Saints have their eyes firmly set on defending their...
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Get to know your England players – Part 2
England’s opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup is racing into view as Eddie Jones’ men prepare for the start of a campaign they hope will end with the Webb Ellis trophy. A blockbuster battle against...
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Gallagher Premiership stars predict World Cup outcomes
With the Rugby World Cup teetering over the horizon we asked a group of Gallagher Premiership rugby stars to make some bold predictions about what they are expecting to see in Japan. Exeter Chiefs’ back-...
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BT Sport to showcase blockbuster Premiership Rugby Cup return
Two games will be televised on the opening weekend of the Premiership Rugby Cup as Bristol Bears travel to Harlequins and Exeter Chiefs host Bath Rugby. The Premiership Rugby Cup, now entering its second...
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Officials revealed for opening weekend of Premiership Rugby Cup action
Ian Tempest will be the man in the middle for the opening game of this season’s Premiership Rugby Cup as Harlequins welcome Bristol Bears to the Twickenham Stoop. The hosts will be looking to improve on...
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Get to know your England players – Part One
The waiting is almost over – the final countdown to the Rugby World Cup is upon us. England will begin their campaign to wrestle back the trophy they won in dramatic fashion in 2003 on Sunday morning when...
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Sale Sharks name team for Premiership Rugby Cup clash against Northampton Saints
English domestic rugby action resumes this weekend as the inaugural Premiership Rugby Cup champions Northampton Saints travel to the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday to face a new look Sale Sharks side in round...
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Wales assistant rugby coach sent home over betting case
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has been sent home from the Rugby World Cup in Japan over a potential breach of betting rules.
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Sale Sharks sign Springbok scrum-half Embrose Papier on a short-term deal
Sale Sharks are pleased to announce the signing of Springbok International and Bulls scrum-half Embrose Papier on a three-month loan as cover during the Rugby World Cup. Considered as one of the most...
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Premiership Rugby launches new app to help primary school children discover their inner champion
Premiership Rugby is aiming to inspire the current generation of primary school pupils with the launch of its new Premiership Rugby Champions education app. Premiership Rugby Champions is an interactive...
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Danny Care’s stars of the Premiership Rugby 7s
Saracens successfully retained their Premiership Rugby 7s title in dramatic fashion at Franklin’s Gardens, ultimately overcoming a gritty Wasps side in a repeat of last year’s final. But while their final...
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Exeter Chiefs sign Jacques Vermeulen
Exeter Chiefs newcomer Jacques Vermeulen has today spoken of his excitement at joining the Gallagher Premiership club on a three-year deal. The 24-year-old forward heads to Devon from South African Super...
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Gallagher Premiership Rugby stars to watch at the World Cup
A raft of Gallagher Premiership Rugby talent will descend on Japan eager to impress and steer their side to glory.
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Tom de Glanville thrilled with 7s experience as Bath Rugby show encouraging signs
Tom de Glanville hopes his Premiership Rugby 7s experience is a sign of things to come after captaining Bath Rugby for the first time at Franklin’s Gardens. The 19-year-old, who was born and bred in Bath,...
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David Denton confirms rugby retirement
Leicester Tigers back-rower David Denton has announced his retirement from professional rugby. Scotland international Denton made a big impression at Tigers after his arrival at Welford Road in the summer...
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Marcus Watson: We want to score lots of tries this season
Wasps have started the new domestic season as they mean to go on after a attacking masterclass in the Premiership Rugby 7s, according to Marcus Watson. The Coventry-based side came up just short in their...
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Davis encouraged by Bath Rugby’s youngsters after Premiership Rugby 7s showing
Bath Rugby Academy coach Ryan Davis believes the future is bright for the club after blooding a host of talented up-and-coming youngsters in this year’s Premiership Rugby 7s. The Blue, Black and Whites...
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George hopes to emulate 2003 heroes in Japan
England hooker Jamie George believes his side can channel the spirit of 2003 to lift the World Cup in Japan next month. The Red Rose face Tonga in their opening group game in Sapporo next Sunday, aiming to...
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Reaction: Gloucester complete hat-trick of Premiership Rugby 7s Plate victories
Gloucester Rugby pulled off a remarkable late comeback against Sale Sharks as they defended their Premiership Rugby 7s Plate crown once again at Franklin’s Gardens. A third consecutive Plate victory...
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Reaction: Saracens beat Wasps to retain Premiership Rugby 7s title
Saracens once again demonstrated their relentless will to win as they overcame Wasps in the Premiership Rugby 7s final to retain their crown at Franklin’s Gardens. The defending champions crossed the...
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Saracens defend Premiership Rugby 7s title with enthralling victory over Wasps
It was a case of deja vu for Saracens in the Premiership Rugby 7s final as they defended their title with a thrilling 35-19 triumph over Wasps at Franklin’s Gardens. In a repeat of last year’s showpiece,...
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Gloucester Rugby crowned Premiership Rugby 7s Plate champions for third consecutive year
A dramatic Stephen Varney try with the clock in the red ensured Gloucester Rugby came out on top in the Premiership Rugby 7s Plate final for a third consecutive year. The Cherry and Whites trailed 29-17...
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Premiership Rugby 7s: Day One reaction
Eight teams are still in the running for the Premiership Rugby 7s title after safely navigating the pool stage on the opening day of the annual tournament at Franklin’s Gardens. Wasps showed they mean...
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Premiership Rugby 7s: Quarter-finalists decided after action-packed pool stage
Wasps, Bristol Bears, Exeter Chiefs and Saracens all finished an action-packed opening day of the Premiership Rugby 7s unbeaten as they booked quarter-final spots at Franklin’s Gardens. Defending champions...
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