Category Archives: Rugby League

Poor discipline could cost England – Woodward

2019 Rugby World Cup Hosts: Japan Dates: 20 September to 2 November Coverage: Full commentary on every game across BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, plus text updates on the BBC Sport website and app. Poor discipline could be the only “chink” in England’s chances of winning the Rugby World Cup, […]

'We can win it most definitely' – Mitchell says England can match 2003 heroes

2019 Rugby World Cup Hosts: Japan Dates: 20 September to 2 November Coverage: Full commentary on every game across BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, plus text updates on the BBC Sport website and app. England’s class of 2019 can emulate the heroes of 2003 and lift the World Cup, says […]

Thomas on HIV: 'I want to break the stigma'

Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed he is HIV positive, saying he wants to “break the stigma” around the condition. He made the announcement as he prepared to compete in the Ironman Wales triathlon in Tenby, Pembrokeshire. Thomas said he is taking part to show how people with HIV are misrepresented as “walking […]

Ex-Wales captain Thomas reveals he has HIV

Media playback is unsupported on your device Former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas has revealed he is HIV positive, saying he wants to “break the stigma” around the condition. He said he wants to show how people with HIV are misrepresented as “walking around with walking sticks who are close to dying”. He has also […]

'It was crazy stuff' – Australia head coach Cheika 'threatened' amid Folau fallout

Australia head coach Michael Cheika says he received threats amid the fallout from Israel Folau’s controversial social media post. The 30-year-old devout Christian had his contract terminated by Rugby Australia in April for writing “hell awaits” gay people. Full-back Folau, who won 73 caps, is now suing the governing body, arguing his contract was unlawfully […]

Hot and humid Japan will suit England – Jones

2019 Rugby World Cup Hosts: Japan Dates: 20 September to 2 November Coverage: Full commentary on every game across BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, plus text updates on the BBC Sport website and app. England coach Eddie Jones says the hot and humid conditions at the Rugby World Cup in […]

Rugby World Cup: Pick your all-time XV

Dan Carter or Jonny Wilkinson? Jonah Lomu or Shane Williams? John Eales or Martin Johnson? Gavin Hastings or Jason Robinson? There are no easy choices in our all-time World Cup XV selector. But there are no shortage of stellar options either. Put together your XV representing the greatest of the great to do it on […]

Rugby World Cup: Dan Biggar aims to continue confounding critics

Dan Biggar has coped with a lot of criticism and analysis during his 11-year career as a Wales fly-half. After all, the role is arguably the most high profile playing position in Wales sport when you consider the greats who have previously worn the 10 shirt. But even Biggar must have been taken aback in […]

Adam Beard: Wales lock has appendix surgery but is set to join World Cup squad

Adam Beard will link up with Wales’ World Cup squad in Japan early next week after having his appendix removed. Ospreys lock Beard, capped 16 times, was taken to hospital in Wales before the squad’s departure on Wednesday. The Welsh Rugby Union said that he “had his appendix removed uneventfully” and is “recovering well”. Beard, […]

Rugby World Cup quiz: Do you remember these unforgettable moments?

For a tournament that is only 32 years old, the Rugby World Cup has packed in a lot. But how much do you remember from the previous eight tournaments? Take our quiz and find out. The Rugby World Cup starts in Japan on 20 September and you can follow live commentary on every game on […]