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Gareth Davies scores a crucial try for Wales on the stroke of half-time against the Wallabies. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty

Australia 25 Wales 29 Australia coach Michael Cheika declared himself “embarrassed as a rugby player” after his team were penalised when their centre(...)

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(...)

Cory Hill has been released from the Wales Rugby World Cup squad after failing to recover from a leg fracture. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Cory Hill has been released from Wales’ Rugby World Cup squad due to injury. Dragons lock Hill was named in the squad and travelled to Japan, but he (...)

George North scores Wales’ sixth try against Georgia. Photograph: EPA/Jiji Press

What a difference a game makes. Ireland’s 27-3 win over Scotland in Yokohama suggests they are now back towards their best for the first time since No(...)

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 (...)

Wales’ head coach Warren Gatland attends a training session in Kitakyushu Stadium ahead of the Rugby World Cup. Photo: Gabriel Bouys/Getty Images

Wales boss Warren Gatland has revealed his sense of shock after Rob Howley was sent home from the World Cup for an alleged breach of World Rugby’s bet(...)

Wales assistant head coach Rob Howley has been sent home from the Japan World Cup for an alleged breach of World Rugby’s betting regulations. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has been sent home from the World Cup in Japan for a potential breach of World Rugby’s regulation on betting. The We(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Jordan Larmour charges at Wales’s Hadleigh Parkes and Jonathan Davies during the  World Cup warm-up at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It was a phone call that none of the Ireland players wanted to receive last Sunday week, to see head coach Joe Schmidt’s number pop up on the screen m(...)

Ireland’s centre Garry Ringrose is tackled during the Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Wales. Photo: Paul Faith/Getty Images

Ireland’s true attacking strategy remains shrouded in mystery as the travelling party enters the eye of the storm. Literally. Typhoon Faxai hit Tokyo(...)

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