rugby World Cup
South Africa dump hosts France out in a captivating clash. New Zealand show their class, as the Irish quarter-final curse strikes again. England squeeze past Fiji and Argentina end Welsh hopes in Marseille. Leo McGuinn is joined in the studio by Ian Borthwick to discuss all the weekend's Rugby World Cup quarter-final action.
Portugal claim a first ever tournament victory, Ireland show their class with a demolition of Scotland and France win their group to set up a mouthwatering quarter-final against South Africa. Leo McGuinn is joined in the studio by Laurent Bellet to discuss all the weekend's rugby action.
As France hosts hundreds of thousands of rugby fans from around the world for the 2023 World Cup, we take a deep-dive into the business that surrounds the game with Herbert Mensah, president of Rugby Africa who joins us from Accra in Ghana, as well as Christina Philippou, a principal lecturer at the University of Portsmouth with a particular research interest in sports finance.
The 10th edition of the Rugby World Cup opens this Friday, September 8 with a blockbuster match. Hosts France will face New Zealand in one of the most powerful match-ups in the sport's history. This year, organisers are also expecting record attendance for the tournament, highlighting how professionalisation has transformed the sport in recent years.
The tournament will kick off on September 8 in Paris as France hosts three-time winner New Zealand in a match-up between the teams ranked second and third in the world.
The tournament will kick off on September 8 in Paris as France hosts three-time winners New Zealand in a match up between the teams ranked second and third in the world. Matches will be played across nine venues in France as the holders South Africa look to clinch a record fourth title. They are in the same pool as Ireland, who are currently the top ranked side.
Irish referee Joy Neville is making history as the first female to be part of the Television Match Official Joy Neville will make history as the first woman to be part of the panel.