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2 November 2017 4:34 PM Barbarians v New Zealand talking points: Julian Savea and Beauden Barrett and more

November is here! And to kick off a month of top-class Test action the Barbarians take on New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Action. The Barbarians have produced some vintage performances in the past and up against the double world champions, the quality and excitement of rugby on display is sure to be enthralling. There's a host of talking 5

2 November 2017 12:00 PM All Blacks face Springboks in 2019 World Cup opener

Favourites New Zealand will begin their quest for a third successive Rugby World Cup title with a heavyweight clash against South Africa at the 2019 tournament in Japan. The All Blacks are scheduled to face their old southern hemisphere foes in Yokohama on September 21, a day after hosts Japan kick off the competition against European qualifiers, likely 33

2 November 2017 7:30 AM All Blacks to kick off 2019 Rugby World Cup vs Springboks

TOKYO — The New Zealand All Blacks will kick off their Rugby World Cup title defense against South Africa in a contest between two of the sport’s heavyweights. Rugby World Cup organizers announced the match schedule for the Sept. 20-Nov. 2 tournament on Thursday, exactly two years out from the tournament final in Yokohama. The two-time defending champion 30

2 November 2017 7:30 AM 100 Days To Go To Pyeongchang 2018

International Stadium Yokohama will be the heart of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, it emerged today as the match schedules were released. Four pool matches will be held at the Stadium located 40 kilometres outside Japan's capital Tokyo. They will involve matches between New Zealand and South Africa, Ireland and Scotland, England and France, and Japan and Scotland 45

2 November 2017 7:30 AM Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand begin title defence against South Africa

Champions New Zealand will begin their quest for a third successive Rugby World Cup title against South Africa in Yokohama. The fixtures for the 2019 World Cup which takes place in Japan, were announced on Thursday. Ireland and Scotland will meet in their opening game in Pool A while Wales begin against Georgia in Pool D. England will play their fixtures 2

1 November 2017 7:56 PM Former All Whites striker Jeremy Brockie nominated for Africa's player of the year award

Fringe All Whites striker Jeremy Brockie has been nominated for African Player of the Year after his outstanding season for South Africa's SuperSport United. The 30-year-old has been the leading light for his the Johannesburg club, notching 20 goals last season to earn a place on the list of nominees who play their football in Africa. The former Wellington 1

1 November 2017 6:34 PM World Cup-winner Nehra calls it a day

World Cup-winning fast bowler Ashish Nehra ended his career with India's Twenty20 win over New Zealand on Wednesday. Now 38, Nehra bid farewell at his home Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi after not being part of the team for a T20 series against Australia last month. The left-arm quick had been in and out of skipper Virat Kohli's T20 plans in recent 15

1 November 2017 6:29 PM 'My body will be at peace'

Sanjay Manjrekar: It's nice after retirement when you can take a lap of the ground, walking. You don't have to run anymore and train for your next game. Ashish Nehra: I will miss all this. That's what you train for. Like I have said earlier also, the one thing which will definitely be at peace and relaxed will be my body, because I really pushed myself 17

1 November 2017 5:03 PM India canter to 53-run win, break NZ jinx to go 1-0 ahead

NEW DELHI: India finally tasted success against the team that has been their Achilles heel for long in this format when they outplayed butter-fingered New Zealand by 53 runs in the first Twenty20 International here tonight. At the end of the lopsided game that was also veteran seamer Ashish Nehra's last in competitive cricket, hosts India sauntered to a 1-0 lead in the three-match 8

31 October 2017 4:08 PM 'We are 100% still in the race'

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne believes Ireland are "100% still in the race" to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup despite the publication of a review which recommended South Africa for the tournament. A technical review group scored each of the bids from Ireland, South Africa and France on five criteria which consist of; finance and tournament guarantees 9