Rugby

10:20 AM ET SAPPORO, Japan — England got their Rugby World Cup campaign off to a scrappy start with a 35-3 Pool C victory over Tonga, against whom Manu Tuilagi scored two tries while skipper Owen Farrell added 15 points with the boot. Four years on from their first-round exit on home soil, England were
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5:18 AM BST The countdown is finally over, the Rugby World Cup 2019 is close to kick off, but who will take Bill home? While it’s considered the most open tournament to date, we’ve selected nine of the top teams we believe have a chance of taking it all the way to the Final and
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7:45 PM BST The All Blacks are renowned for the haka across the sporting world but for the man who will lead Ka Mate and Kapo O Pango in Japan, it’s the connection with the land, his ancestors and teammates that’s important rather than putting on a show for the crowd. Steve Hansen’s men have
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9:37 AM BST England captain Owen Farrell has tweaked his tackling technique in training to avoid getting sent off during the Rugby World Cup, defence coach John Mitchell has said. Farrell went unpunished following two incidents of “no-arms” tackles against South Africa and Australia last year, and the 27-year-old is mindful of the new disciplinary
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