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Rugby World Cup 2019: Jonathan Joseph relieved rugby doesn’t have a racism problem after friend Tyrone Mings abused

England centre Jonathan Joseph is relieved he doesn’t face the same vile racism that has overshadowed the national football team’s 6-0 victory over Bulgaria, after seeing close friend Tyrone Mings among those racially abused on his Three Lions debut. → Read More

England vs Australia: Billy Vunipola ‘very likely’ to start Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Wallabies

No 8 is on the road to recovery from an ankle injury suffered against Argentina with Eddie Jones handed a major injury boost ahead of England’s biggest match in Japan so far → Read More

England vs Australia: Eddie Jones’s side risk being seriously undercooked for Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Two games in 23 days is unheard of at a Rugby World Cup, and after a weekend of sun, sea and shopping, are England in the right frame of mind to hit the ground running against the Wallabies? → Read More

Rugby World Cup 2019: Fiji star Sam Matavesi as kit and memorabilia stolen on return to London

Fijiian star Sam Matavesi has issued a plea for help after having all of his Rugby World Cup kit stolen from his car upon his return to London. The Cornish Pirates hooker featured for Fiji in all four of their World Cup games in Japan, starting the games against Australia and Wales, before going out of the competition after finishing third in Pool D. → Read More

Rugby World Cup 2019: Team of the pool stage featuring Michael Leitch and Semi Radradra

Forty fascinating matches are in the bag at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, meaning the pool stage is complete and the eight quarter-finalists are now known. But they are certainly not the quarter-finalists most fans would’ve predicted at the start of the tournament, thanks to Japan’s incredible unbeaten run in the competition to beat both Ireland and Scotland and end up on top in → Read More

Rugby World Cup 2019: Best player and game, try of the tournament so far and the moments to remember

Our team of rugby writers select their tournament highlights so far as the World Cup pool stage draws to a close and the quarter-finals move firmly into view → Read More

Rugby World Cup 2019: England express concern for family, friends and fans in path of Typhoon Hagibis

Assistant coach Steve Borthwick has previous experience of typhoons in Japan while hooker Jamie George was relieved to see his parents get out of the capital before the ‘Super Typhoon’ landed → Read More

Rugby World Cup 2019: The cost of cancelling England vs France and New Zealand vs Italy revealed

World Rugby’s decision to cancel two games at the Rugby World Cup is set to cost millions, and if Sunday’s decider between Japan and Scotland fails to go ahead, more than £20m will be shelled out to fans in ticket refunds. → Read More

Tyson Fury vs Braun Strowman WWE fight confirmed in Saudi Arabia on Halloween

Tyson Fury will make his WWE debut in Saudi Arabia against Braun Strowman. The October 31 bout was confirmed at a WWE press conference on Friday night. The pair previously clashed at a Smackdown Live event last week. WWE executive vice president Paul 'Triple H' Levesque said: "Braun Strowman will step into the ring with the man who is undefeated in 30 fights, the 6ft 9in → Read More

Stranded, scared and searching for answers: Rugby World Cup fans share their stories as Typhoon Hagibis looms

Stranded, scared and searching for answers. This is the sad story of many Rugby World Cup fans at Japan 2019. → Read More

Japanese Grand Prix 2019: Qualifying cancelled and moved to Sunday morning as Typhoon Hagibis nears

Saturday’s qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix has been postponed due to the imminent threat of Super Typhoon Hagibis, with the day’s entire programme at Suzuka scrapped. The approaching typhoon has already caused havoc across the country, with two games at the Rugby World Cup including England vs France abandoned and more across the weekend under threat. → Read More

Rugby World Cup 2019: What we know about Typhoon Hagibis as tropical cyclone wreaks havoc on tournament in Japan

The Rugby World Cup has been severely impacted by Super Typhoon Hagibis, with games cancelled and teams left scattered across Japan. In an emergency press conference on Thursday, World Rugby announced that the game in Yokohama between England and France, and the one in Toyota City involving New Zealand and Italy, were cancelled, with further games under threat from the extreme → Read More

Rugby World Cup 2019: England vs France match cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

England's Rugby World Cup match against France has become the first match in the tournament's history to be cancelled, World Rugby have confirmed. World Rugby has also confirmed that New Zealand's match against Italy has been cancelled, with both matches ruled a scoreless draw. → Read More

Rugby World Cup 2019: England vs France venue chaos in wake of Super Typhoon Hagibis

The Rugby World Cup descended into farce on Wednesday with England and France left in the dark over if or where their match this weekend will be played and if there will be any fans allowed to watch it. World Rugby have called an emergency press conference at midday on Thursday [4am BST] regarding the impending arrival of Super Typhoon Hagibis, which threatens to bring 160mph → Read More

Japanese Grand Prix: Super Typhoon Hagibis poses great risk to race weekend with 160mph winds forecast

The Japanese Grand Prix weekend is facing serious disruption, with Saturday’s qualifying session the most likely to be under threat from Super Typhoon Hagibis. This weekend’s Formula One event and the Rugby World Cup both look certain to be affected by Hagibis, which has formed in the Western Pacific Ocean and is expected to bring wings of up to 160mph to Japan. → Read More

Rugby World Cup 2019: England vs France at real risk of becoming first match to be cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

The Rugby World Cup could descend into chaos this weekend, with England’s final pool game against France at risk of becoming the first in the tournament’s history to be cancelled. → Read More

Rugby World Cup 2019: Super Typhoon Hagibis intensifying and threatening England and Scotland games

England’s final pool match against France at the Rugby World Cup is under threat from the strongest typhoon of the Japanese season, with a sudden wind change meaning it is heading straight for Yokohama this weekend. Super Typhoon Hagibis has “rapidly intensified” over the last 24 hours, and has changed direction from its initial forecast due to “among the most explosive rapid → Read More

Rugby World Cup 2019: Billy Vunipola set to miss France clash as England take no risks with injury

Vunipola was pictured in a protective boot at England's team hotel and is unlikely to be risked in their final Pool C-decider against France this Saturday → Read More

Rugby World Cup 2019: The big underlying problem threatening New Zealand’s three-peat hopes

New Zealand have put 134 points past their last two opponents and are expected to rack up a big score once again against Italy, but the similarities to 2007 are ringing alarm bells for Steve Hansen – and he knows it → Read More

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan’s victory against Samoa breaks TV records as over 25 million tune in

Japan’s thrilling victory over Samoa on Saturday set a new record the most-watched local live event, with tens of millions tuning in to watch the Brave Blossoms take one step closer to a first ever quarter-final appearance at the Rugby World Cup. Local reports said that the 38-19 win over Samoa received a peak TV audience share of 46.1 per cent, which is already believed to be → Read More