Ireland wary of number one ranking putting big target on their backs

Flanker Peter O'Mahony has warned his fellow Ireland players that their world number one status has put a big target on their backs at the Rugby World Cup.


Johnny Sexton back lead Ireland against Romania at Rugby World Cup

Flyhalf Johnny Sexton is back at the helm of Ireland for the opening Rugby World Cup match against Romania on Saturday.


Ireland's van der Flier not resting on laurels ahead of Rugby World Cup

2022 World Player of the Year Josh van der Flier believes his Ireland teammates have "long forgotten" about the accolade as they prepare for battle in France.


Can the Springboks win the 2023 Rugby World Cup? The main contenders to lift the trophy

We take a look at our tournament favourites for the Rugby World Cup kicking off in France on September 10. And just where about do the Springboks feature?

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Previewing the Springboks' pool at Rugby World Cup 2023

The Springboks don't have a very easy path to the Rugby World Cup final this time around, but coming through a tough pool is sure to leave them battle-hardened for the playoffs.

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Rugby World Cup 2023 fixtures: When do the Springboks play?

The Springboks will go into the Rugby World Cup in France as one of the favourites to claim their fourth global title and join New Zealand as the only back-to-back winners.