The Rugby World Cup in Japan helped Heathrow Airport record its busiest October on record, the owner of the London flight hub has revealed.
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The Scottish Rugby Union has been formally reprimanded and fined £70,000 for comments made by chief executive Mark Dodson during the World Cup.
Former England captain Martin Johnson has warned Gallagher Premiership clubs not to write off Saracens in the wake of this week’s punishment over breaches of salary cap rules.
World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson believes this England squad have their best rugby ahead and urged them not to dwell on their Rugby World Cup final heartache.
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi said he was “tired but grateful, humbled and over-awed” after the World Cup winners were greeted by thousands of fans on their return to the country.
The Duke of Sussex was pictured taking a commercial flight to the Rugby World Cup final in Japan.
England returned from the World Cup in Japan on Monday afternoon. Eddie Jones’ side were beaten by South Africa in the final on Saturday. Here, the PA news agency looks at their low-key return at Heathrow Airport.
England coach Eddie Jones arrived back in London on Monday giving little away about his future as the Rugby Football Union prepared to start its World Cup debrief.
England players made a low-key return from their World Cup campaign in Japan.
The Duke of Sussex has praised the England rugby team for an “outstanding job” and urged them to hold their heads high after their dreams of Rugby World Cup victory ended in disappointment.
England coach Eddie Jones refused to talk about his future after the 32-12 World Cup final defeat by South Africa.
The Rugby World Cup ended in Japan on Saturday after South Africa beat England in the final. Here, the PA news agency picks out the best pictures from the tournament as a whole:
The Duke of Sussex joined Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino in the stands for the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama after predicting it would be a “fantastic game”.
The Duke of Sussex warmed up for the Rugby World Cup final at a training session for would-be Japanese Paralympians – and discovered that one or two of them were rooting for England’s opponents.
England’s dreams ended in tears on Saturday, with South Africa winning the Rugby World Cup final. The Springboks beat England 32-12 at the International Stadium Yokohama, in a thrilling finale. Fans flocked to pubs across the country to enjoy the game – but ultimately were left drowning their sorrows.
Pep Guardiola hopes to be able to invite England boss Eddie Jones to Manchester City as a Rugby World Cup winner.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is delighted to see acquaintance Eddie Jones doing a fantastic job with England at the Rugby World Cup – but also highlighted the work of previous head coach Stuart Lancaster.
Boris Johnson has said the whole country is behind the England rugby team through every “kick, ruck, lineout and maul” ahead of the World Cup final.
Warren Gatland’s Wales reign finished with back-to-back World Cup defeats but he still leaves his role as coach with a superb record.
The Queen has wished England’s Rugby World Cup team her “very best” for a “memorable and successful match” in the final against South Africa on Saturday.
Saturday morning will be a good test for newlyweds Rosie and Ken Marshall as they cheer on rival teams in the Rugby World Cup final.
Wales would be more likely to win the next Rugby World Cup under a Plaid Cymru government, the party has said.
The Duke of Sussex will meet Japanese Paralympic hopefuls in Tokyo ahead of England’s World Cup Rugby final match against South Africa, Buckingham Palace has said.
George Kruis insists England must “man up” in expectation of the physical onslaught expected from South Africa in Saturday’s World Cup final.
England collide with South Africa in Saturday’s World Cup final at International Stadium Yokohama to bring down the curtain on Japan 2019.
New Zealand batsman Daryl Mitchell finds himself in the unusual position of cheering on England – but only in the Rugby World Cup final, as his father is part of Eddie Jones’ backroom staff.
Jonny Wilkinson offered drop-goal guidance to Owen Farrell as England put the finishing touches to preparations for Saturday’s World Cup final against South Africa.
Eddie Jones has challenged his England players to inspire the nation by toppling South Africa in Saturday’s World Cup final.
Sam Billings spoke glowingly of his close bond with old school friend Jamie George, describing the England hooker as “brilliant” in helping him come to terms with missing out on this summer’s World Cup.