New Zealand’s Luke Jacobson, had the courage to bow out of the tournament when he declared himself concussed in a training session before the All Blacks’ opener with the Springboks
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It’s a puzzle as to who the real Ireland is, the heroes who beat the All Blacks or the team that meekly capitulated to Japan
The hosts caused a sensation four years ago by ambushing South Africa, but they remain makeweights at the highest level
The Rugby World Cup is now a glitzy tournament transformed beyond recognition from its humble beginnings in 1987. But is it really as big and lucrative an event as its cheerleaders claim?
Like it or not, the Irish rugby captain’s personal struggles mirror the challenge the entire squad now faces. For him, for them, the fear is that the World Cup has arrived 12 months too late
A pay-per-match partnership with digital platform Onefootball could go ahead close to the beginning of the new Bundesliga season on Friday
As the Open, finally back in Portrush, concludes today, Neil Armit of the R&A has much to celebrate – not least his plan to attract more women and girls to golf