Tommy Bowe says he and his Ireland team-mates are desperate to make an impact at the World Cup to justify their tag as the "golden generation".
Itembelihle became the first winners of the inaugural Mayors Cup competition in the Eastern Province by defeating Solomon Mahlangu by 20-5.
The New Zealand All Blacks are the perennial rugby chokers and it looks like they got an early start with their loss to Australia in the Tri-Nations but Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson believes that the home comforts might make the difference in getting their hands back on the Webb Ellis Trophy, the first time since they last hosted the Rugby World Cup…coincidence?
If Ireland was already feeling some trepidation about starting their World Cup campaign against a former coach after losing four straight warm-up matches, then the date and choice of opponent have done little to help.
If World Cup success was measured by fan support, Tonga would be laughing all the way to the Final, with the Pacific island nation enjoying some of the best support of any of the teams in New Zealand.
The Leopards have overhauled their team ahead of the clash with Western Province at Newlands in Cape Town this weekend with flyhalf Clayton Du Randt coming in to captain the side.
A judicial hearing into a head-butting incident during Saturday night's NPC Premiership Final in Hamilton, has resulted in a six-week suspension for Waikato lock Romana Graham.
The game of rugby plays a huge role in the lives of people who take up the sport and guest contributor Baron Hanson looks at how it translates to help ruggers in the business world.
Having quit rugby union for rugby league and then come back again, France center Fabrice Estebanez has finally made up his mind what he wants to do: shine at the World Cup.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon likened international diplomacy to rugby union on Tuesday, although he conceded he was unlikely to have his teeth smashed while strutting the world stage.
Lions coach John Mitchell has made three changes to his team, bringing back some senior players, for the Currie Cup front-runners' clash with the Griquas in Johannesburg this weekend.
Wales believe they will need to score two or three tries to beat South Africa in their World Cup 2011 Pool D match at Wellington Regional Stadium on Sunday.
There will be 13 different stadiums which will host matches in the World Cup, we take a look at each of them and where they are situated in our guide to the venues for the global showpiece in New Zealand.
South Africa's players have the same quiet belief they had heading into the 2007 World Cup in France, Springbok flyhalf Butch James said on Tuesday.
The World Cup in New Zealand represents a double-whammy for the people of earthquake-shattered Christchurch, Wallaby coach and home-town icon Robbie Deans said on Tuesday.