World Rugby unveils condensed 2021 sevens schedule with Vancouver a question-mark

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, grounded last year by the pandemic, will return in May with a pair of women's events. But the men won't see action on the circuit until September. And there is no Canadian stop, as yet.

Citing COVID, World Rugby recommends postponing 2021 women's World Cup to next year

World Rugby has recommended postponing the 2021 women's World Cup to next year because of the pandemic. The recommendation will be considered by the Rugby World Cup board and World Rugby executive committee on March 8 and 9, respectively.

Canadian women to open against Asian qualifier at 2021 Rugby World Cup

The Canadian women will open the 2021 Rugby World Cup on Sept. 17 in Whangarei, New Zealand, against an Asian qualifier before taking on the U.S. and a European qualifier. World Rugby unveiled the tournament schedule on Thursday. The draw, grouping the 12 competing teams, was made in November.

All Blacks top Wales for bronze at Rugby WC

All Blacks top Wales for bronze at Rugby WC

Ben Smith scored two vintage tries before halftime, Keiran Read did a power of work and Sonny Bill Williams produced a pair of trademark offloads as three veteran All Blacks went into retirement with a bronze medal to add to their previous Rugby World Cup titles.

Report: Wolfpack offer record deal to Williams

Report: Wolfpack offer record deal to Williams

Ahead of their debut season in the Super League, the Toronto Wolfpack are looking to the All Blacks to make a splash. Sam Phillips of the Sydney Morning Herald reports the club have made a two-year, $9 million offer for New Zealand second row Sonny Bill Williams.

Springboks edge Wales, reach Rugby World Cup final

It was attritional, it was error-strewn, it was mostly an ugly kick-fest. It was pretty much exactly what was forecast. The Springboks won't care: They're into the Rugby World Cup final again.

England upsets All Blacks to reach Rugby World Cup final

After shocking the two-time defending champions with a try to Manu Tuilagi in the second minute, England didn't retreat one bit. And four years after being unceremoniously dumped out in the group stage of the World Cup it was hosting, England reached its first final in 12 years with a 19-7 upset over New Zealand.

Springboks reach World Cup semis with win over Japan

Springboks reach World Cup semis with win over Japan

There was no great shock this time, regardless of how much Japan threw at the Springboks. South Africa advanced to the semifinals with a grinding 26-3 win over Japan on Sunday, bringing an end to the home team's entertaining run at the first Rugby World Cup staged in Asia.

England into World Cup semis after record-tying win over Australia

England into World Cup semis after record-tying win over Australia

The strains of English rugby anthem “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” were already triumphantly swirling around Oita Stadium when Anthony Watson intercepted a long pass out wide and bounded over for England’s fourth try that clinched a record-tying win over Australia. A 40-16 victory. A place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals. An unprecedented seven straight wins over its bitter rival.

Canada, Namibia rue missed shot at rare Rugby World Cup win

Canada, Namibia rue missed shot at rare Rugby World Cup win

It wasn’t the way Namibia and Canada wanted to end long losing streaks at the Rugby World Cup. They were gutted but understanding when their Pool B game in Kamaishi was canceled by World Rugby six hours before the scheduled start on Sunday because of flooding and landslides near the stadium caused by Typhoon Hagibis.

Derserving Japan reach Rugby WC quarters

Derserving Japan reach Rugby WC quarters

Japan got the chance to prove it was a worthy Rugby World Cup quarterfinalist and took it bravely with a 28-21 win over Scotland on Sunday to bring some joy to a host country reeling from a ferocious typhoon overnight.

Wales beat Uruguay to top Pool D at Rugby World Cup

Wales will play France in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals after laboring past Uruguay 35-13 to top Pool D on Sunday. Four wins from four matches gave the Welsh a pool sweep for the first time since 1987. Their victory left Australia to play England in another quarterfinal.

Tonga beats US for first win at Rugby World Cup

Tonga got its win, captain Siale Piutau got a farewell try on his birthday, and the United States got nothing but a record-equaling 10th straight loss at the Rugby World Cup.

Australia tops Georgia to finish group stage

Australia tops Georgia to finish group stage

A solo try from winger Marika Koroibete on the hour and two late tries earned a mistake-prone Australia a flattering 27-8 bonus-point win over a Georgia lineup that tackled itself to a standstill in wet and windy conditions at Shizuoka on Friday night.

Two matches cancelled at Rugby World Cup because of typhoon

Two matches cancelled at Rugby World Cup because of typhoon

World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee has taken the difficult, but right decision to cancel matches in the affected areas on safety grounds. Pool B match between New Zealand and Italy to be cancelled and Pool C match between England and France to be cancelled.

Pumas slice apart US to send off Leguizamon

Pumas slice apart US to send off Leguizamon

Qualifying for the 2023 Rugby World Cup wasn’t enough to pump up Argentina. What did get the juices running, though, was the last game in a Pumas jersey for flanker Juan Manuel Leguizamon.

Canada must find energy for last chance at RWC vs. Namibia

Canada must find energy for last chance at RWC vs. Namibia

Canada coach Kingsley Jones isn't worried about his players' hearts. It's their legs that concern him.Canada was walloped 63-0 and 66-7 in successive games against New Zealand and South Africa and must find the energy for one last challenge at the Rugby World Cup.

Barrett leads All Blacks’ rout of Namibia

Barrett leads All Blacks’ rout of Namibia

Given the keys to the All Blacks machine, first-time flyhalf Jordie Barrett stalled it a couple of times. Barrett stayed positive, though, refocused, respected the ball, and ultimately drove the world’s No. 1-ranked rugby team smoothly and superbly.