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Alphonsi: Lessons learned

Alphonsi: Lessons learned

Maggie Alphonsi revealed morale is soaring as they prepare to get their Women’s Rugby World Cup campaign underway.

Packer relishing global stage

Packer relishing global stage

Marlie Packer insists there is no room for complacency as England prepare for the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Street names England cup squad

Street names England cup squad

England Women's head coach Gary Street has named his squad of 26 players for next month's Rugby World Cup in Paris.

Namibia book World Cup place

Namibia book World Cup place

Namibia seal their place at the 2015 Rugby World Cup by thrashing Madagascar to top the African qualifying standings.


29/07/14 8:20am

Alphonsi targeting success

England's Maggie Alphonsi is confident the side can do well in the women's rugby World Cup after losing the last three finals to New Zealand. Their first game is against Samoa on Friday.


  • Rugby World Cup 2015: George Gregan offers an exclusive tournament preview

    Gregan glory

    Wallaby legend offers Sky Sports an exclusive, in-depth look ahead to the Rugby World Cup 2015.

  • NZ v ENG: Visitors kicked poorly, crumbled defensively, and were too gung-ho

    Inept and insane

    England were valiant against New Zealand, says Stuart Barnes, but made a catalogue of errors, too.

  • Thinus Delport: South Africa's physicality upfront should see them beat Wales

    Power and the glory

    Losing Frans Steyn is a blow for South Africa but Thinus Delport is backing them to beat Wales.


  • Dewi Morris: Will Freddie Burns and Kyle Eastmond rise to the All Black challenge?

    Make or break

    Saturday's Test could define the international careers of Kyle Eastmond and Freddie Burns, says Dewi Morris.

Experts & Columnists

  • Loose change

    Loose change

    Stuart Barnes reveals his World Cup frustrations and explains how he would alter future tournaments.

  • Final thoughts!

    Final thoughts!

    Stuart Barnes salutes New Zealand and France and looks at the lessons the RFU can learn for 2015.

  • Bet on Black!

    Bet on Black!

    Dean Ryan defends Alain Rolland and looks ahead to the World Cup final between New Zealand and France.

  • The final furlong

    The final furlong

    Miles reflects on a thrilling semi-final week for the home fans and heartache for unlucky Wales.

What You're Talking About


  • World Cup Pool A

    World Cup Pool A Table
    Pos Team P Pts
    1 New Zealand 4 20
    2 France 4 11
    3 Tonga 4 9
    4 Canada 4 6
    5 Japan 4 2
  • World Cup Pool B

    World Cup Pool B Table
    Pos Team P Pts
    1 England 4 18
    2 Argentina 4 14
    3 Scotland 4 11
    4 Georgia 4 4
    5 Romania 4 0
  • World Cup Pool C

    World Cup Pool C Table
    Pos Team P Pts
    1 Ireland 4 17
    2 Australia 4 15
    3 Italy 4 10
    4 USA 4 4
    5 Russia 4 1
  • World Cup Pool D

    World Cup Pool D Table
    Pos Team P Pts
    1 South Africa 4 18
    2 Wales 4 15
    3 Samoa 4 10
    4 Fiji 4 5
    5 Namibia 4 0