Pacific horizons must open up for rugby world

Rugby needs to take action to accommodate its long-neglected island nations

It had the potential to go down as the worst Rugby World Cup in history, but instead looks set to be remembered as the best.

For one thing, the fact that Japan managed to survive a typhoon which threatened to blow the entire tournament off course was indicative of a nation’s determination to put on a good show; and that’s before we even get to their national team defying the odds to reach ...