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New Zealand captain Richie McCaw lifts the Webb Ellis trophy after beating Australia during the Rugby Union 2015 World Cup final at Twickenham in London

Richie McCaw, who captained New Zealand to two Rugby World Cup triumphs and was one of the best players ever to grace the game, has brought an end to (...)

All-Black great Jonah Lomu has died at the age of 40. Photo: Martin Hayhow/PA Wire

It’s actually hard to quantify just how big Jonah Lomu was. When he trampled through an array of English backs for one of four tries in the quarter-fi(...)

Jonah Lomu in action against Ireland during the 1995 World Cup in South Africa. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Former Ireland captain Keith Wood has spoken of his sadness at the death of New Zealand international Jonah Lomu, saying the winger “catapulted the ga(...)

New Zealand’s Jonah Lomu bursts past the Irish defence during the 1995 World Cup. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jonah Lomu burst onto the world scene with his iconic display against England in the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, scoring four tries in a 45-(...)

New Zealand’s team celebrates with the Webb Ellis trophy after winning the Rugby World Cup Final against Australia at Twickenham. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

The 2015 Rugby World Cup won by New Zealand was hailed by organisers on Sunday as the biggest, best and most competitive yet. The All Blacks’ 34-17 fi(...)

New Zealand’s flanker and captain Richie McCaw arrives for a training session at the Pennyhill Park Hotel in Bagshot, southwest of London. Photograph: Getty Images

New Zealand will be hoping to avoid another Halloween horror show when they face World Cup final opponents Australia on Saturday. Some of the All Blac(...)

New Zealand centre Ma’a Nonu (left) and wing Julian Savea take part in a training session at the Pennyhill Park Hotel in London on Thursday ahead of their World Cup final against New Zealand at Twickenham. Photograph: Getty Images.

Ma’a Nonu has always been a phenomenon but maintaining that explosiveness, or being bothered to live up to his talent, took a little longer. The eye (...)

David Pocock and Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe  in last week’s semi-final: Pocock  gave a wonderful display of thievery against Argentina. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

New Zealand and Australia will take the field on Saturday with each bidding to be the first nation to claim a third Rugby World Cup. Fans of free-flo(...)

Julian Savea collects a high ball during an All Blacks training session: the player had to put in long hours to improve his aerial ability. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

The number 11s are hogging it today. Bryan Habana needs one more try to surpass Jonah Lomu’s record tally of 15 World Cup tries, while Julian Savea(...)

David Pocock returns from injury and will play at number eight for Australia in Sunday’s World cup semi-final. Photograph:   Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Australia’s chances of toppling Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup semi-final have improved after David Pocock and Israel Folau were passed fit for the T(...)

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