World Cup

Warburton’s RWC is over

Sam Warburton has been slapped with a three-week ban after admitting to a ‘dangerous tip tackle’ in Saturday’s semi-final at Eden Park.

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Sapolu to quit rugby

Samoa centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu has responded to the outcome of his disciplinary hearing by saying that he doesn’t want to play rugby any longer.

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Wales lament Warburton red

Wales have questioned the judgement of referee Alain Rolland in sending off captain Sam Warburton and pointed to it as the decisive action in the Test.

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Stage set for Eden Park epic

RYAN VREDE with the assistance of ruckingoodstats.com analyses the strengths and weaknesses of New Zealand and Australia ahead of their World Cup semi-final clash.

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Frogs are favourites in Auckland ruckus

JON CARDINELLI says that France’s ability to pressure the Welsh at ruck time and convert the inevitable goal-kicking opportunities will be the difference in Saturday’s semi-final.

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Deans backs Bok-slayers

Robbie Deans has named an unchanged starting XV for Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final at Eden Park.

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Blacks braced for battle

Richie McCaw defies injury to start the semi-final against Wales, while flyhalf Aaron Cruden is elevated to the starting line-up.

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Hook to pivot for Wales

James Hook has replaced the injured Wales flyhalf Rhys Priestland ahead of Saturday’s World Cup semi-final at Eden Park.

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