World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has hailed Japan 2019 as “probably the greatest” Rugby World Cup in history.
England have been fined for advancing beyond the half-way line when confronting the Haka before Saturday’s stunning 19-7 World Cup semi-final victory over New Zealand.
World Rugby is investigating the circumstances around a photo of referee Jaco Peyper in which he appears to mock the elbow to the head that earned France lock Sebastien Vahaamahina a red card against Wales.
Scotland could face punishment for their “comments and behaviours” after hinting at legal action when their World Cup match against Japan was under threat of cancellation.
Joe Schmidt has admitted he would be “pretty disappointed” if Bundee Aki’s red card against Samoa rules him out of the rest of the World Cup.
World Rugby says it aims to make a decision on whether Scotland’s storm-threatened clash with Japan on Sunday can go ahead as early as possible.
A war of words has broken out between World Rugby and the Scottish Rugby Union after Murrayfield chief executive Mark Dodson urged the global governing body to see sense and push their win-or-bust showdown with Japan out of Super Typhoon Hagibis’ path of destruction.
Ireland have expressed concerns with the state of the Hakatanomori Stadium pitch ahead of Saturday’s decisive Pool A World Cup clash with Samoa.
Sergio Parisse has hit out at World Rugby’s “ridiculous” decision to cancel Italy’s World Cup match against New Zealand.
World Rugby has called a press conference for 4am BST in which an update will be issued on whether England’s World Cup clash with France will be moved or cancelled.
Super Typhoon Hagibis is currently on course to affect England’s rugby world cup meeting with France in Tokyo on Saturday.