All 31 Boks will be fit for Japan: Meyer

Durban (South Africa) (AFP) - South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer said Tuesday he was confident all 31 Rugby World Cup squad players would be available for their opening match against Japan this month.

Wyles to skipper US rugby squad

Chicago (AFP) - Saracens star Chris Wyles will captain the United States at the Rugby World Cup after coach Mike Tolkin named a 31-man squad for the tournament here Tuesday.

Barritt and Joseph team up for England

By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - England's probable World Cup midfield partnership of Brad Barritt and Jonathan Joseph will start together for the first time in Saturday's …

Scotland axe Barclay and Cowan from World Cup squad

London (AFP) - Back-row forwards John Barclay and Blair Cowan were the two most high-profile omissions when Scotland coach Vern Cotter named his 31-man squad for this month's World Cup on Tuesday.

Scotland-South African Strauss is Scottish surprise

LONDON (Reuters) - Uncapped backrower Josh Strauss, who will qualify to represent Scotland on residential grounds on Sept. 19, a day after the Rugby World Cup begins, was the surprise name in coach …

All Blacks say Slade 'fine' after injury scare

Wellington (AFP) - The All Blacks played down injury concerns over Colin Slade on Tuesday after the fly-half went down with a knee problem as training began in earnest for their World Cup defence.

Tomane covets World Cup wing spot

Wallabies winger Joe Tomane wants to force Michael Cheika's hand over giving him a World Cup starting spot by starring against the US this weekend.

Slade hurts knee but should be fine - All Blacks

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Flyhalf Colin Slade threw a small scare through the All Blacks camp on Tuesday when he ended the team's first training session for the World Cup early after twisting his knee. …

England's World Cup questions: Gatland

Wales coach Warren Gatland says Rugby World Cup group rivals Engalnd still have plenty of questions to answer before the tournament.