Teen sells Lego collection to fund dream rugby trip

Teen sells Lego collection to fund dream rugby trip

A rugby-obsessed Galway teenager paid for the trip of a lifetime by selling his collection of Lego to fund two weeks of intensive coaching at a top sporting facility in New Zealand.

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Samoa’s tattooed rugby players to cover up at times in Japan

Samoa’s tattooed rugby players to cover up at times in Japan

Samoa captain Jack Lam said team officials consulted an expert on Japanese culture to make sure tattooed players avoided any cultural issues.

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Tonga team delights passengers with song as they fly into Sapporo

Tonga team delights passengers with song as they fly into Sapporo

Tonga are in Pool C alongside England, France, Argentina and the USA at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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Gorilla brushes up ball skills ahead of Rugby World Cup

Gorilla brushes up ball skills ahead of Rugby World Cup

Keepers said he showed some fine carrying skills but had a tendency to burst the ball.

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Sign up to our exclusive Rugby World Cup 2019 Newsletter

Sign up to our exclusive Rugby World Cup 2019 Newsletter

The Rugby World Cup is fast approaching, with Ireland set to kick off their campaign against Scotland on Sunday 22 September.

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The history of the trophy everyone wants to lift at #RWC2019

The history of the trophy everyone wants to lift at #RWC2019

The silver gilt cup was made in 1906, a copy of an 18th century original, and was stored in a vault at London jewellers Garrard’s until it was chosen as the trophy for the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987.

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