Saracens deducted 35 points and fined £5.3million for salary cap breaches to leave them fighting for Premiership survival

5 Nov

Premiership rugby side Saracens have been found guilty of breaching salary cap rules and have been docked 35 points and fined more than £5million. The penalty leaves the London club on -26 points in the early table. A statement from Premiership Rugby announced: “The sanction that has been imposed on Saracens Rugby Club by the […]

Incredible celebrations in South Africa as first black captain Siya Kolisi lifts Rugby World Cup following win over England

2 Nov

South Africa secured their third Rugby World Cup crown on Saturday by beating England in the 2019 final. The Springboks executed their game plan perfectly as they stormed to a 32-12 victory in Yokohama. On an historic night for the Springboks, Siya Kolisi – their first black captain – became the first black captain of […]

England rugby stars miss out on £2.5million bonus as they lose World Cup final against South Africa

2 Nov

England’s Rugby World Cup stars missed out on a big windfall after falling short in their bid for glory. Eddie Jones’ side were stunned by South Africa in Saturday’s final as the Springboks lifted the Webb Ellis trophy. As well as the heartbreak of losing the showpiece event in Japan, England players were also denied […]

England suffer Rugby World Cup heartbreak as South Africa power to glory in Japan

2 Nov

English hearts were broken all over again as South Africa overpowered the Red Rose to win the Rugby World Cup. In a repeat of the 2007 final, the imperious Springboks sailed to a 32-12 victory thanks to a flawless kicking performance from Handre Pollard and two sensational tries from Makazole Mapimpi and Chelsin Kolbe. England […]

Kyle Sinckler: England suffer blow two minutes into Rugby World Cup final with prop knocked unconscious

2 Nov

England lost Kyle Sinckler to concussion just two minutes into their Rugby World Cup final against South Africa. The prop was replaced by Dan Cole after suffering a sickening collision early in the global showpiece. Sinckler appeared to collide with his own team-mate Maro Itoje and there were worrying scenes as he lay motionless on […]

What nationality is the Rugby World Cup final referee? Who is Jerome Garces, the man in charge of England vs South Africa?

2 Nov

The Rugby World Cup will be decided this weekend as England and South Africa face off to claim the Webb Ellis Cup. After a tournament full of drama and excitement, the final promises to provide a fitting end in Japan. England stunned New Zealand in the semis while the Springbok saw off Wales to set […]

Owen Farrell celebration: What does the England star’s ‘JJ’ celebration mean in Rugby World Cup final?

2 Nov

England fans will be hoping to see more of Owen Farrell’s unique celebration in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday but what exactly does it mean? Farrell has been England’s inspirational captain at the showpiece tournament in Japan and will lead his side again in this weekend’s finale against South Africa. The 28-year-old has […]

Prince Harry to deliver Queen’s message to England squad ahead of Rugby World Cup final against South Africa

1 Nov

Prince Harry has flown out to Japan to deliver the Queen’s message for England’s rugby team ahead of the World Cup final on Saturday. They have had a hugely impressive tournament, blowing away all in their path to reach the showpiece, with their nail-biting semi-final victory over New Zealand arguably the finest in their history. Now, […]

Eddie Jones: The coach with a touch of Pep Guardiola and Sir Alex Ferguson who has masterminded England’s run to the Rugby World Cup final

1 Nov

England face South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday morning in the hope of getting their hands on the Webb Ellis trophy for a second time. They have had a hugely impressive tournament, blowing away all in their path to reach the final, with their nail-biting semi-final victory over New Zealand arguably […]

England vs South Africa: Everything you need to know about the Rugby World Cup final, including stats, key battles and confirmed teams

1 Nov

England have the chance to avenge their 2007 Rugby World Cup final defeat to South Africa when the two nations meet in the global showpiece once again today in Japan. The two giants of the sport go head-to-head this morning in what is expected to be a battle of skill vs physicality. Eddie Jones’ men […]

New Zealand curse? England become latest team to be on wrong end of surprising record following defeat to South Africa

1 Nov

Beat New Zealand and the Rugby World Cup is yours, right? Sadly, this was not the case for England, who were unable to find one more brilliant performance after playing the perfect game against the All Blacks in the semi-finals. Eddie Jones’ men were effectively stifled by South Africa in the final on Saturday, with […]

England’s 2003 hero Jonny Wilkinson takes Owen Farrell through kicking drills ahead of Rugby World Cup final against South Africa

1 Nov

Jonny Wilkinson dropped in on England training to provide some last-minute inspiration ahead of the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa on Saturday. The 40-year-old was the hero in 2003 when the Red Rose won the competition for the only time in their history, scoring the winning drop goal at the death against Australia. […]

Rassie Erasmus announces Rugby World Cup final vs England will be his last as South Africa head coach

31 Oct

Rassie Erasmus is to step down as South Africa head coach following the Rugby World Cup final against England. The 47-year-old former Springbok has been in the role since early 2018 while also acting as the nation’s director of rugby. Erasmus will retain the director of rugby position but will relinquish coaching duties to focus […]

England vs South Africa: Kick off time, stream free, TV channel, and team line ups for Rugby World Cup final

31 Oct

England take on South Africa in the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup today. Eddie Jones’ men produced a stunning performance to dump reigning champions New Zealand out of the tournament at the semi-final stage last weekend. Now the Red Rose, who won the Webb Ellis Cup in 2003, will go for glory again […]

Mako Vunipola jokes Joe Marler should pay fine England were hit with for Haka response before New Zealand win

30 Oct

Mako Vunipola joked that Joe Marler should pay the £2.5k fine England were hit with for their response to the Haka. As New Zealand performed their traditional pre-match routine in Yokohama during the World Cup semi-final, England players abandoned their usual shoulder-to-shoulder stance, to take a more defiant approach. Captain Owen Farrell was captured smirking […]

‘Eddie Jones told England players FOUR YEARS AGO he would make them Rugby World Cup champions’, reveals James Haskell

30 Oct

James Haskell has revealed to talkSPORT of how Eddie Jones told the England team he would make them world champions when he took over as head coach four years ago. The Red Rose completed one of the biggest wins in English rugby union history last weekend with a convincing victory over defending champions New Zealand […]

Sam Burgess: England international and South Sydney forward forced to retire with shoulder injury

30 Oct

England rugby league ace Sam Burgess has announced his immediate retirement from the sport. The 30-year-old South Sydney Rabbitohs forward has been forced to call it quits due to a chronic left shoulder injury. Burgess previously played for Bradford Bulls before appearing 182 times for the National Rugby League’s Rabbitohs from 2010. At the Redfern-based […]

England fined for V-shape formation during New Zealand’s Haka before historic World Cup semi-final win

29 Oct

England have been fined for their V-shaped formation when facing the Haka before their World Cup semi-final victory over New Zealand. The Red Roses lined up in the provocative shape as the All Blacks performed their Maori routine ahead of the nail-biting encounter Captain Owen Farrell was captured smirking as the four-time world champions went […]

England fan buys £650 flight to Japan when ‘four or five pints down’ – but forgets World Cup final tickets or hotel

28 Oct

An England fan has splashed out on flights to Japan after a boozy session watching Eddie Jones’ men smash New Zealand on Saturday. However, the unlucky punter forgot to buy a hotel room in Japan as well as a ticket to the World Cup final. The Roses reached the final on Saturday after a dominant […]

England fans will have to pay MORE THAN £1k for the cheapest ticket at Rugby World Cup final

28 Oct

England fans will struggle to secure direct flights to Japan for Saturday’s World Cup final against South Africa, according to travel experts. Supporters clamouring for match tickets for the showpiece in Yokohama already face paying extortionate prices. The cheapest ticket available on online ticketing agency Stubhub on Monday afternoon was priced at £1,386 – with […]