Rugby

7:45 PM BST The All Blacks are renowned for the haka across the sporting world but for the man who will lead Ka Mate and Kapo O Pango in Japan, it’s the connection with the land, his ancestors and teammates that’s important rather than putting on a show for the crowd. Steve Hansen’s men have
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9:37 AM BST England captain Owen Farrell has tweaked his tackling technique in training to avoid getting sent off during the Rugby World Cup, defence coach John Mitchell has said. Farrell went unpunished following two incidents of “no-arms” tackles against South Africa and Australia last year, and the 27-year-old is mindful of the new disciplinary
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2:41 PM BST England’s Rugby World Cup squad were stranded at Japan’s Narita International Airport for more than five hours on Monday amid the travel headache caused by Typhoon Faxai. Winds of up to 105mph battered Tokyo overnight, causing widespread traffic congestion and forcing the canceling of many flights, including the 16-hour delay of the
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10:27 AM BST Inspired by the hot-stepping, tackle-shredding highlight reel that was Rupeni Caucaunibuca at the 2003 Rugby World Cup, Marika Koroibete looms as a key strike weapon when the Wallabies open their 2019 campaign against Fiji in 12 days’ time. Koroibete has seemingly gone to another level this season with his confidence and skill-set
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