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Captains Kieran Read and Sam Warburton after the drawn series of 2017. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The itinerary announced last week for the Lions tour to South Africa in 2021 was to many a notice of execution. Five weeks, eight matches, just two mi(...)

Japan’s players celebrate beating Scotland. Photo: William West/Getty Images

Against all expectation, the national rugby team has become big in Japan. Five days out now from what is the biggest game in the history of Blossoms r(...)

Japan’s Kenki Fukuoka   touches down to score their fourth try against Scotland. Photograph:   Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

By half-time in Yokohama you couldn’t but rethink your choice of couch attire for what was the final game in Pool A, possibly even deciding to swap yo(...)

Japan’s wing Kenki Fukuoka scores a try during the  Rugby World Cup Pool A match against  Scotland at the International Stadium in Yokohama. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

Japan 28 Scotland 21 Some days a country is unbeatable. Ireland against England under Croke Park’s glare in 2007. New Zealand the week after any All (...)

Tommy Bowe:  will  host the Rugby World Cup coverage on eir Sport where he’ll have a trio of ex-team-mates for company – Gordon D’Arcy, Peter Stringer and Jerry Flannery. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This is very definitely a World Cup for people who get up early in the morning. And with 48 matches over 44 days, the schedule will be a gruelling en(...)

Rob Howley has been sent home from the Rugby World Cup for alleged breach of betting regulations. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

“The future can wait,” were the final words Rob Howley uttered in the last interview he gave as Wales’s attack coach, the day after the World Cup squa(...)

Warren Gatland has been confirmed as head coach of the Lions for a third time. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Warren Gatland has been appointed head coach of the British & Irish Lions for the 2021 tour of South Africa. Gatland becomes only the second man a(...)

 Warren Gatland before the third test against New Zealand in 2017.

The British and Irish Lions will name their head coach for 2021 tour of South Africa on Wednesday, with New Zealander Warren Gatland widely expected t(...)

Warren Gatland is in line to retain the Lions job for the 2021 tour to South Africa. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Warren Gatland is set to be reappointed as head coach of the British and Irish Lions for their 2021 tour to South Africa. The Wales coach is understoo(...)

Manu Tuilagi celebrates Henry Slade’s first try against Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Well, that didn’t go to plan. Joe Schmidt’s Ireland were brought back down to earth with a bump on Saturday, as they fell to a comprehensive 32-20 de(...)

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