Josh Navidi will miss the rest of the Rugby World Cup with a hamstring injury. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

Wales are set to call a back into their World Cup squad as a replacement for hamstring injury victim Josh Navidi. Cardiff Blues wing Owen Lane and Os(...)

Referee Jaco Peyper shows Sebastien Vahaamahina a red card during France’s Rugby World Cup defeat to Wales. Photograph: Ashley Western/PA

World Rugby is investigating the circumstances around a photo of referee Jaco Peyper in which he appears to mock the elbow to the head that earned Fra(...)

Jaco Peyper awards Ross Moriarty’s try. Photograph:  Christophe Ena/AP

Wales 20 France 19 Wales are into the semi-finals of the World Cup but only after one of the crazier quarter-finals of modern times. With six minutes(...)

Wales coach Warren Gatland: The message we’ve been driving into the players is you’ve got two choices: we are either going home on Monday or we are here until the end of the tournament. Photograph: Getty Images

Rugby World Cup quarter-final: Wales v France, Oita Stadium, Sunday, 8.15am Irish time. Live: RTÉ2, Eir Sport 1, UTV. How to follow: The Irish Times l(...)

Dan Biggar starts for Wales against Fiji. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty

James Davies reacted to his World Cup selection against Fiji by telling Wales boss Warren Gatland he had “finally seen the light”. And Gatland admitt(...)

Australia’s head coach Michael Cheika during a training session in Urayasu. Photograph: Getty Images

Michael Cheika launched a stinging attack on World Rugby following the three-match ban received by the Australia wing Reece Hodge for a tackle his hea(...)

Dan Biggar is tackled by Tamaz Mchedlidze during Wales’ opening win over Georgia. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty

Wales 43 Georgia 14 If Wales at this World Cup is a three act play then scene one of the second just unfolded; a calming, clinical victory to follow (...)

  Australia head coach Michael Cheika holds a team talk during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Never mind the typhoon, a storm of former Leinster coaches is about to hit Tokyo. Beware the wounded Wallabies. Same goes for Ireland. When faced wit(...)

Ireland’s Rory Best  against  Wales at the Aviva Stadium on September 7th. Photograph:Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Last Saturday’s story centres on lineout management and spatial awareness feeding into the question – where are Ireland on their World Cup preparation(...)

Ireland’s Rory Best leaves the field to a thunderous ovation after the game against Wales in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 19 Wales 10 On the proviso that Keith Earls’s quadricep injury is as insignificant as initially presumed – and hence, miracle of miracles, no(...)

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