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18h Dual Olympic champion Ester Ledecka wins first World Cup skiing race
She stunned the world with gold medals in two different sports at the Winter Olympics, but now Ester Ledecka has clinched her first World Cup ski racing title.
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23h Club World Cup: Final host stadium switched by Fifa
Fifa is forced to change the venue for the final of the Club World Cup in Qatar because the stadium where it was due to be held is not yet signed off.
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6 Dec 1:12am BBC Sport advent calendar: Robin van Persie scores wonder goal at 2014 World Cup
Day six of BBC Sport's advent calendar looking back at the sporting decade stars Robin van Persie and a wonder goal for Netherlands at the 2014 World Cup.
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Liverpool name strong Club World Cup squad and INCLUDE youngsters expected to play in League Cup 5 Dec 10:32am Updated Liverpool name strong Club World Cup squad and INCLUDE youngsters expected to play in League Cup
Liverpool have named a full-strength squad of 23 players to compete at the Club World Cup in Qatar later this month. Injured pair Fabinho and Joel Matip are the only notable omissions.
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Siya Kolisi opens up on his childhood, World Cup glory and joining Roc Nation 5 Dec 7:28am Updated Siya Kolisi opens up on his childhood, World Cup glory and joining Roc Nation
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY AMITAI WINEHOUSE: Siya Kolisi can make someone cry with just an autograph. That comes with the territory of being the first black man to captain South Africa.
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5 Dec 7:00am World Cup 2026: Meet the future North American stars dreaming of success
At the Under-17 World Cup in November, the US, Mexico and Canada were taking to the international stage - and some players had the 2026 World Cup in mind.
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UEFA announces it will introduce new playoff system for 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifying stage 4 Dec 12:15pm Updated UEFA announces it will introduce new playoff system for 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifying stage
UEFA is set to make the change for its 2022 World Cup qualifying competition so that it will no longer be necessary to compare results of teams in different groups.
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Virgil van Dijk eager to lead Liverpool to first ever Club World Cup trophy 4 Dec 10:22am Updated Virgil van Dijk eager to lead Liverpool to first ever Club World Cup trophy
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is relishing the challenge of delivering the Club World Cup to the Anfield trophy room for the first time in their history.
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3 Dec 1:06am BBC Sport advent calendar: Carli Lloyd scores from the halfway line in the World Cup final
Day three of BBC Sport's advent calendar, looking back at the sporting decade, features the USA, Carli Lloyd and the 2015 Women's World Cup final.
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Fabio Cannavaro leads Guangzhou to Chinese title just one month after being stood down as manager 2 Dec 5:36am Updated Fabio Cannavaro leads Guangzhou to Chinese title just one month after being stood down as manager
The 2006 World Cup champion had been ordered to corporate headquarters last month to attend an 'enterprise culture studies class,' throwing his future at the club into question.
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England and Ireland FA in joint bid for the 2030 World Cup 1 Dec 7:42pm Updated England and Ireland FA in joint bid for the 2030 World Cup
England and Ireland are set to stage a joint bid in hope of securing the hosting of the 2030 football World Cup, and are reported to be confident of pulling it off.
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1 Dec 5:29am BBC Sport advent calendar: Luis Suarez saves Uruguay at 2010 World Cup
Day one of BBC Sport's advent calendar looking back at the sporting decade starts with Luis Suarez, Ghana and the 2010 World Cup.
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1 Dec 1:13am BBC Sport advent calendar: Luis Suarez saves Uruguay at the 2010 World Cup
Day one of BBC Sport's advent calendar looking back at the sporting decade starts with Luis Suarez, Ghana and the 2010 World Cup.
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Ben Youngs opens up on fighting relegation with Leicester and why Saracens are not doomed 29 Nov 7:37pm Updated Ben Youngs opens up on fighting relegation with Leicester and why Saracens are not doomed
INTERVIEW BY CHRIS FOY: An uncomfortable transition awaits Leicester Tigers' England contingent, who are having to move on from the World Cup final and face up to a fight for survival.
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Ben Youngs opens up on the toll of fighting relegation with Leicester  29 Nov 5:31pm Updated Ben Youngs opens up on the toll of fighting relegation with Leicester 
INTERVIEW BY CHRIS FOY: An uncomfortable transition awaits Leicester Tigers' England contingent, who are having to move on from the World Cup final and face up to a fight for survival.
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Ex Wales boss Warren Gatland has gate named after him at Principality Stadium in Cardiff 29 Nov 4:03pm Updated Ex Wales boss Warren Gatland has gate named after him at Principality Stadium in Cardiff
The three-time Six Nations Grand Slam-winning coach, who left Wales after 12 years in charge after the World Cup, is coaching the Barbarians against his former team on Saturday.
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BBC reveal their shortlist for sporting moment of 2019 including Ben Stokes and Vincent Kompany 28 Nov 5:31pm Updated BBC reveal their shortlist for sporting moment of 2019 including Ben Stokes and Vincent Kompany
Jos Buttler crashing the ball into the stumps in the World Cup final (left) and Divock Origi's goal to seal Liverpool's comeback over Barcelona (inset) both make the six-moment shortlist.
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Barbarians boss Warren Gatland reveals Cardiff clash was originally going to be his Wales swansong  28 Nov 10:30am Updated Barbarians boss Warren Gatland reveals Cardiff clash was originally going to be his Wales swansong 
The 56-year-old finished after the Rugby World Cup and was succeeded by his fellow New Zealander Wayne Pivac, who will take charge of Wales for the first time against Gatland's Barbarians.
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28 Nov 5:30am Club World Cup: BBC to broadcast every match live
Every game from the 2019 Club World Cup will be shown live on the BBC - here is what you need to know.
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Bristol Bears complete blockbuster signing of Semi Radradra after he pens three-year deal 27 Nov 1:12pm Updated Bristol Bears complete blockbuster signing of Semi Radradra after he pens three-year deal
The 27-year-old was a box-office talent at the World Cup - making more than 100 metres with ball in hand per match - and is one of the best athletes in the game.
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Man City midfielder Rodri believes the team can cut the nine point gap to leaders Liverpool   27 Nov 11:41am Updated Man City midfielder Rodri believes the team can cut the nine point gap to leaders Liverpool  
Manchester City face a tough December with matches against Manchester United, Arsenal and Leicester, but Liverpool have a hectic schedule that includes the Club World Cup in Qatar.
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Andy Robertson insists fixture pile up does not concern Liverpool stars 26 Nov 2:27pm Updated Andy Robertson insists fixture pile up does not concern Liverpool stars
The Reds' runs takes them up to and including their entry into the FA Cup and two matches in 24 hours on different continents in their involvement in the Carabao Cup and Club World Cup.
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England coach Eddie Jones loses battle to keep attack guru Scott Wisemantel 25 Nov 5:32pm Updated England coach Eddie Jones loses battle to keep attack guru Scott Wisemantel
Eddie Jones has lost the coach that led England's attack at the World Cup - with Scott Wisemantel now set to join his native Australia.
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Griezmann reveals Barcelona partnership with Messi and Suarez is building 25 Nov 8:52am Updated Griezmann reveals Barcelona partnership with Messi and Suarez is building
There have been rumours that the World Cup winner is struggling to fit into life at the Nou Camp, with team-mate Arturo Vidal saying he has found it difficult to 'integrate and adapt'.
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Griezmann reveals partnership with Messi and Suarez is building 25 Nov 7:30am Updated Griezmann reveals partnership with Messi and Suarez is building
There have been rumours that the World Cup winner is struggling to fit into life at the Nou Camp, with team-mate Arturo Vidal saying he has found it difficult to 'integrate and adapt'.
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Sale 25-15 La Rochelle: Tom Curry victim of eye-gouging 24 Nov 7:32pm Updated Sale 25-15 La Rochelle: Tom Curry victim of eye-gouging
CHRIS FOY AT THE AJ BELL STADIUM: here was no post-World Cup comedown for Tom Curry, as the England flanker was the victim of eye-gouging and named man of the match against La Rochelle.
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Joe Cokanasiga will be out until 2020 after returning from the World Cup with a knee injury 22 Nov 2:08pm Updated Joe Cokanasiga will be out until 2020 after returning from the World Cup with a knee injury
Sportsmail understands the box-office Bath wing, 22, may need to undergo surgery and miss England's next Tests in February and March if a period of rehabilitation does not go to plan.
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Joe Marler horses around in Harlequins interview as he stretches out bizarre metaphor 21 Nov 2:15pm Updated Joe Marler horses around in Harlequins interview as he stretches out bizarre metaphor
The prop is set to make his first appearance of the season for Harlequins when they host Bath in their Champions Cup Pool 3 clash on Saturday after returning from World Cup duty with England.
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Great Britain tops its group at the Davis Cup, booking quarter-final spot 21 Nov 2:10pm Updated Great Britain tops its group at the Davis Cup, booking quarter-final spot
MIKE DICKSON IN MADRID: GB has fought its way through to a quarter-final at this self-styled 'World Cup of Tennis.' It is not football, but the whole thing has a certain ring to it.
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21 Nov 5:56am Updated Qatar defends World Cup stadium cooling method
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Lukas Podolski close to fulfilling promise of joining Gornik Zabrze 20 Nov 9:51am Updated Lukas Podolski close to fulfilling promise of joining Gornik Zabrze
The 2014 German World Cup winner is said to be in talks over a return to his birth place in January once his contract with Japanese side Vissel Kobe expires and could take his business ventures too.
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Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie has been appointed as Australia boss 19 Nov 7:09pm Updated Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie has been appointed as Australia boss
Rennie, who had also been approached about the vacant New Zealand post, succeeds Michael Cheika, who resigned after his side's World Cup quarter-final defeat to England in October.
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19 Nov 11:02am Updated Pique hopes to avoid own goal in $3 billion Davis Cup revamp
He's a World Cup winner and one of Spain's most celebrated footballers, but Gerard Pique hopes to avoid an own goal in his controversial $3 billion revamp of tennis' Davis Cup that began in front of a less than packed house in Madrid this week.
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Gareth Southgate will embark on a fact-finding mission to Qatar next month 19 Nov 11:00am Updated Gareth Southgate will embark on a fact-finding mission to Qatar next month
He will fly to Qatar to monitor Liverpool's progress at the Club World Cup, a trip that provides him with an opportunity to keep tabs on his players ahead of next summer's European Championships.
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Kane Williamson is winning the battle of the Test captains and Joe Root has got to match him 18 Nov 7:09pm Updated Kane Williamson is winning the battle of the Test captains and Joe Root has got to match him
PAUL NEWMAN: The bemused look on Kane Williamson's face when it was announced he had been named the player of the World Cup said everything about his humility.
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18 Nov 12:21pm Tomas Francis: Wales prop to miss start of Six Nations
Wales will be without prop Tomas Francis for the start of the Six Nations because of a shoulder injury suffered at the World Cup.
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18 Nov 12:17pm Qatar World Cup coverage has been unfair, says 2022 chief executive
The chief executive of Qatar's 2022 World Cup organizing committee says the country has been surprised by the "severity" of the criticism it has received since winning the right to host the 2022 tournament.
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Diego Maradona set to quit as manager of Gimnasia after just two months in charge 18 Nov 10:59am Updated Diego Maradona set to quit as manager of Gimnasia after just two months in charge
The Argentine legend, who won the 1986 World Cup, is thought to have made his decision due to current club president Gabriel Pellegrino's decision not to run for re-election in the upcoming vote.
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18 Nov 9:05am Wales v Hungary: Euphoria of Euro 2016 drives Wales - Bale
Gareth Bale says Wales will use the "euphoria" of Euro 2016 and the pain of missing out on the 2018 World Cup as inspiration in Tuesday's winner-takes-all Euro 2020 qualifier with Hungary.
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Gareth Southgate believes England are further forward than they were at this point before World Cup 17 Nov 6:34pm Updated Gareth Southgate believes England are further forward than they were at this point before World Cup
SAMI MOKBEL AT THE FADIL VOKRRI STADIUM: Gareth Southgate believes his England team are further forward than they were at this point before their euphoric World Cup run.
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Lewis Ludlam nearly swapped rugby for a job in finance 12 months before World Cup call-up 16 Nov 6:32pm Updated Lewis Ludlam nearly swapped rugby for a job in finance 12 months before World Cup call-up
EXCLUSIVE BY NIK SIMON: Stored away in the corner of the living room, among the collection of vinyl records and skateboards, Lewis Ludlam's England kitbag is a reminder of a crazy year.
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Eddie Jones all smiles as he takes charge of the Barbarians against Fiji at Twickenham 16 Nov 11:40am Updated Eddie Jones all smiles as he takes charge of the Barbarians against Fiji at Twickenham
Eddie Jones was all smiles on his return to rugby as he took charge of the Barbarians' clash with Fiji on Saturday just two weeks after England's crushing World Cup final defeat to South Africa.
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England coach Eddie Jones admits he made two mistakes in Rugby World Cup final 16 Nov 5:28am Updated England coach Eddie Jones admits he made two mistakes in Rugby World Cup final
In his new autobiography My Life and Rugby, the England coach admits he 'got it badly wrong'. 'I accept that I made two selection mistakes for the final,' said Jones.
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England stars Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer retained by Rajasthan Royals 15 Nov 8:24am Updated England stars Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer retained by Rajasthan Royals
England's World Cup winning heroes Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer have been retained by Rajasthan Royals for next year's Indian Premier League.
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Scottish Rugby Union regrets comments from before their pivotal Rugby World Cup tie with Japan 14 Nov 9:36am Updated Scottish Rugby Union regrets comments from before their pivotal Rugby World Cup tie with Japan
The SRU was reprimanded following comments made by chief executive Mark Dodson during the World Cup in reference to a match against Japan potentially being cancelled.
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14 Nov 8:08am Ben Stokes: England star on feigning being drunk to avoid media duties after World Cup win
England all-rounder Ben Stokes explains why he cheekily pretended to be drunk to avoid further media duties following their World Cup final win over New Zealand in the summer.
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14 Nov 8:06am Not everyone in South Africa is celebrating World Cup win
Not everyone has been celebrating in South Africa. While thousands of people across the country partied with the Rugby World Cup-winning Springboks along a four-day, nationwide open-top bus parade, some vocal critics have refused to join in the fun.
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Eddie Jones admits not changing his England side for the Rugby World Cup final was a mistake 12 Nov 6:01pm Updated Eddie Jones admits not changing his England side for the Rugby World Cup final was a mistake
Eddie Jones has admitted that he made a mistake with his selection for the World Cup final. England coach responded to the19-7 semi-final victory over the All Blacks by naming an unchanged starting XV.
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Eddie Jones admits not changing his England side for the World Cup final was a mistake 12 Nov 9:20am Updated Eddie Jones admits not changing his England side for the World Cup final was a mistake
Eddie Jones has for the first time admitted that he should have done more to keep England fresh before their World Cup final defeat. Jones has also suggested he may never watch the final back.
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Wales suffer double blow as Jonathan Davies and Rhys Patchell require surgery after Rugby World Cup 12 Nov 7:16am Updated Wales suffer double blow as Jonathan Davies and Rhys Patchell require surgery after Rugby World Cup
The Welsh Rugby Union announced the news, with Jonathan Davies set to be out for more than six months because of a left knee injury suffered. Rhys Patchell has a shoulder issue.
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12 Nov 6:28am Updated Jonathan Davies: Injured Wales centre to miss 2020 Six Nations
Wales will be without centre Jonathan Davies for the 2020 Six Nations after he was ruled out by knee surgery following the World Cup.
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What England must do to go one better in 2023 Rugby World Cup 12 Nov 3:57am Updated What England must do to go one better in 2023 Rugby World Cup
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Since I got back from Japan, people have been asking one question: what happened to England against South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama?
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Rugby clubs urged to give World Cup stars a longer rest 11 Nov 6:58pm Updated Rugby clubs urged to give World Cup stars a longer rest
EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES: The Rugby Players Association are demanding more time off for players following World Cups after Henry Slade returned for Exeter only eight days after the final.
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England must beef up the front row and not let intensity drop if they want to go one better in 2023 11 Nov 5:41pm Updated England must beef up the front row and not let intensity drop if they want to go one better in 2023
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Since I got back from Japan, people have been asking one question: what happened to England against South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama?
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Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool stars are looking forward to FIFA Club World Cup 11 Nov 11:42am Updated Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool stars are looking forward to FIFA Club World Cup
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he feels no pressure to win the Club World Cup. Liverpool will get the chance to lift a trophy they have never won before - in Qatar next month.
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10 Nov 3:51pm Track World Cup: Archibald & Barker win Madison silver
Watch as Great Britain's Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker win silver in the women's madison on day three of the Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow.
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10 Nov 12:51pm Updated Track World Cup: Katie Archibald & Elinor Barker win silver in madison
Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker win silver in the women's madison as fellow Briton Mark Stewart takes second in the men's omnium at the Track Cycling World Cup.
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South Africa stalwart Francois Louw calls time on his international career after World Cup win 10 Nov 7:33am Updated South Africa stalwart Francois Louw calls time on his international career after World Cup win
South Africa flanker Francois Louw has retired from international rugby after confirming the decision in a media release on Sunday. The Springbok bows out after his side's World Cup win.
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England claim 3-2 series win over New Zealand in the Twenty20 in Auckland  10 Nov 6:45am Updated England claim 3-2 series win over New Zealand in the Twenty20 in Auckland 
LAWRENCE BOOTH IN AUCKLAND: Four months after England pipped New Zealand to the one-day World Cup on an obscure technicality, they had to endure another super over before winning again.
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Martin Johnson backs Eddie Jones to continue leading England after World Cup heartbreak 9 Nov 6:46pm Updated Martin Johnson backs Eddie Jones to continue leading England after World Cup heartbreak
Eddie Jones's side produced what Johnson ranks as 'probably the best England performance of all time' to beat New Zealand in the semis, only to lose 32-12 to South Africa in the final.
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Man Utd forward Anthony Martial should be in France squad - Young 9 Nov 6:35pm Updated Man Utd forward Anthony Martial should be in France squad - Young
Manchester United captain Ashley Young thinks World Cup winners France have blundered by ignoring Anthony Martial whose form has made some of United's attacking football 'unbelievable'.
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9 Nov 5:29pm Track Cycling World Cup: Katy Marchant wins keirin gold for Great Britain
Great Britain's Katy Marchant beats Germany's Emma Hinze by the smallest of margins to take gold in the women's keirin at the Track Cycling World Cup in Glasgow.
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England striker Toni Duggan forced to pull out of Lionesses squad due to injury 8 Nov 9:36am Updated England striker Toni Duggan forced to pull out of Lionesses squad due to injury
The news comes as a huge blow after the Atletico Madrid forward's World Cup campaign was blighted by injury. Duggan sustained a thigh injury ahead of the tournament in France last summer.
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Mario Gotze is in danger of becoming a forgotten man as he struggles at Borussia Dortmund 8 Nov 7:00am Updated Mario Gotze is in danger of becoming a forgotten man as he struggles at Borussia Dortmund
ADAM SHERGOLD: Mario Gotze will always be remembered as the man who won Germany the World Cup. But at just 27, his career at Borussia Dortmund appears to be at a crossroads.
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8 Nov 5:28am Rugby World Cup: USA set to host 2031, Australia leads 2027 race
A first Rugby World Cup in the Americas could take place in the United States in 2031, with Australia emerging as a prime contender to host in 2027.
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Toni Duggan determined to make up for lost time playing for England after World Cup troubles 7 Nov 5:35pm Updated Toni Duggan determined to make up for lost time playing for England after World Cup troubles
EXCLUSIVE: Now back in the fold - and eager to 'move on', the Atletico star admits she fell short of expectations this summer. Though, there's an argument some blame should land with Neville.
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7 Nov 1:15pm Sonny Bill Williams: Super League side Toronto sign two-time rugby union World Cup winner
New Zealand cross-code star Sonny Bill Williams signs for newly promoted Super League side Toronto Wolfpack on a two-year deal.
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6 Nov 10:41am Tendai Mtawarira: South Africa prop retires from internationals after World Cup
South Africa's World Cup-winning prop Tendai Mtawarira announces his retirement from international rugby aged 34.
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Eddie Jones open to staying on with England but wants assurances 6 Nov 8:31am Updated Eddie Jones open to staying on with England but wants assurances
Eddie Jones is understood to be open to continuing as England head coach until the next World Cup - subject to assurances about closer management of the country's leading players.
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Liverpool Villa Carabao Cup clash confirmed for December 17 5 Nov 6:25pm Updated Liverpool Villa Carabao Cup clash confirmed for December 17
The Reds faced a fixture backlog and the Football League were working with them to reschedule their December Carabao Cup quarter-final with Aston Villa as it clashes with the Club World Cup semi-final.
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5 Nov 5:47pm Updated Liverpool Carabao Cup tie with Aston Villa unchanged despite Fifa Club World Cup clash
Liverpool will field two different teams in as many days in order to fulfil fixtures in the EFL Cup and Fifa Club World Cup.
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Top rugby nations in talks over new World Championship competition 5 Nov 5:32pm Updated Top rugby nations in talks over new World Championship competition
EXCLUSIVE: Talks between the 10 leading unions took place during the World Cup, with a view to having a more coherent international calendar building to a final series every two or four years.
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How Liverpool fanatics CAN watch the Reds at Aston Villa AND be at their Club World Cup match 5 Nov 12:22pm Updated How Liverpool fanatics CAN watch the Reds at Aston Villa AND be at their Club World Cup match
The EFL confirmed on Tuesday evening that their Carabao Cup quarter-final at Aston Villa will take place on December 17 - less than 24 hours before their Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar.
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PSG readying huge Kylian Mbappe contract offer to keep him out of clutches of Real Madrid 5 Nov 8:57am Updated PSG readying huge Kylian Mbappe contract offer to keep him out of clutches of Real Madrid
Claims from Monaco's former vice president, Vadim Vasilyev, that the French World Cup winner dreams of playing for Madrid one day has sparked concern among the PSG hierarchy.
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All Blacks legend Sonny Bill Williams close to Rugby League switch 5 Nov 7:44am Updated All Blacks legend Sonny Bill Williams close to Rugby League switch
Toronto Wolfpack are closing in on the signing of the dual-code international, who played his last match for the All Blacks in the World Cup bronze medal win over Wales in Tokyo last Friday.
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Japan lined up for SHOCK Six Nations invite as World Rugby bid to capitalise on World Cup success 5 Nov 5:16am Updated Japan lined up for SHOCK Six Nations invite as World Rugby bid to capitalise on World Cup success
EXCLUSIVE: Japan could receive a shock invitation to join the Six Nations, following their success as hosts of the Rugby World Cup, which could see tournament expand beyond Europe.
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Liverpool REJECT five-star hotel for Qatar Club World Cup over human rights concerns 4 Nov 3:40pm Updated Liverpool REJECT five-star hotel for Qatar Club World Cup over human rights concerns
Liverpool have made the bold move of rejecting a luxury five-star hotel allocated for them in Doha for the Club World Cup, sparking more concerns for Qatar and the debate of human rights abuse.
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Liverpool warn fans travelling to Qatar for the Club World Cup about local laws 4 Nov 3:05pm Updated Liverpool warn fans travelling to Qatar for the Club World Cup about local laws
Liverpool have strongly advised fans travelling to Qatar for next month's Club World Cup to familiarise themselves with local laws and customs prior to their trip.
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4 Nov 10:29am Ellen White: World Cup star returns to England squad
World Cup star Ellen White is back in the England squad for the first time since the summer having recovered from injury.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: The highs and lows of tournament in Japan 4 Nov 5:48am Updated Rugby World Cup 2019: The highs and lows of tournament in Japan
England beating the All Blacks 19-7 in that epic semi-final was awe-inspiring. It was a night when the stars aligned and history was made. Eddie Jones' side were imperious
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4 Nov 1:57am 2019 Rugby World Cup: Memorable moments from Japan
Brilliant tries, a devastating typhoon, wonderful fans and Owen Farrell's haka stare - the 2019 World Cup had more than its fair share of unforgettable moments.
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England players had every right to remove their Rugby World Cup runners-up medals 3 Nov 8:36pm Updated England players had every right to remove their Rugby World Cup runners-up medals
JAMES HASKELL: I think for obvious reasons none of England's players will be framing their runners-up medals on the wall when they get home this week. I have seen critical comments already.
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Maro Itoje recalls agony of Rugby World Cup final defeat by South Africa 3 Nov 8:29pm Updated Maro Itoje recalls agony of Rugby World Cup final defeat by South Africa
CHRIS FOY AND WILL KELLEHER IN YOKOHAMA: They tried to make sense of what had just happened, but England's shattered players struggled with the post-mortems.
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Sportsmail reviews the highs and lows of the 2019 Rugby World Cup 3 Nov 8:28pm Updated Sportsmail reviews the highs and lows of the 2019 Rugby World Cup
England beating the All Blacks 19-7 in that epic semi-final was awe-inspiring. It was a night when the stars aligned and history was made. Eddie Jones' side were imperious
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DYLAN HARTLEY: England paid price for lack of foundation in the scrum during Rugby World Cup final 3 Nov 8:19pm Updated DYLAN HARTLEY: England paid price for lack of foundation in the scrum during Rugby World Cup final
Perception is what counts when it comes to the crucial area of the scrum. South Africa attacked the first scrum early on and that gave Jerome Garces, the idea they were the dominant force.
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Eddie Jones backed by RFU to continue as England head coach until next World Cup  3 Nov 8:12pm Updated Eddie Jones backed by RFU to continue as England head coach until next World Cup 
CHRIS FOY IN TOKYO: Eddie Jones's England side were beaten 32-12 by South Africa, having gone into the showpiece fixture at Yokohama Stadium as clear favourites to take the title.
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ENGLAND WORLD CUP PLAYER RATINGS: Ferocious Tom Curry came of age 3 Nov 7:06pm Updated ENGLAND WORLD CUP PLAYER RATINGS: Ferocious Tom Curry came of age
England made it to the final of the World Cup but came up short. Sportsmail's WILL KELLEHER rates the performances of each member of the team in Japan.
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England were blitzed by the Beast as Tendai Mtawarira led rout in Rugby World Cup final 3 Nov 6:07pm Updated England were blitzed by the Beast as Tendai Mtawarira led rout in Rugby World Cup final
CHRIS FOY IN YOKOHAMA: This time, mercifully, there is no need for a witch hunt. All the indications are that there won't be regime change. But there must be probing questions.
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England miss out on £82,000 bonus per player after Rugby World Cup final defeat by South Africa  3 Nov 5:32pm Updated England miss out on £82,000 bonus per player after Rugby World Cup final defeat by South Africa 
England's World Cup final defeat to South Africa cost the players bonuses of around £82,000-a-man. All 31 members of Eddie Jones' squad were already guaranteed additional payments of £41,200.
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Siya Kolisi the driving force in Rugby World Cup win and he hopes it will inspire next generation 3 Nov 2:30pm Updated Siya Kolisi the driving force in Rugby World Cup win and he hopes it will inspire next generation
WILL KELLEHER AT THE YOKOHAMA STADIUM: It was the mention of Nelson Mandela that made Siya Kolisi collapse. Having collected his gold medal and lifted the trophy, Kolisi spoke from the heart.
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Rugby World Cup Final Heartbreak: South Africa beat England to win Webb Ellis Cup 3 Nov 10:12am Updated Rugby World Cup Final Heartbreak: South Africa beat England to win Webb Ellis Cup
NIK SIMON AT THE YOKOHAMA STADIUM: Cancel the victory parade. Cancel the endorsements. Cancel the party. England were battered in the Rugby World Cup final by South Africa here.
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Alex Goode concerned England stars may find return to Saracens difficult after Rugby World Cup loss 3 Nov 9:23am Alex Goode concerned England stars may find return to Saracens difficult after Rugby World Cup loss
Alex Goode fears it will be 'tough' for his Saracens team-mates to get back to the hard daily grind of club action following their physically and emotionally draining exploits in Japan.
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Samoans celebrate Manu Tuilagi despite England defeat 3 Nov 2:53am Updated Samoans celebrate Manu Tuilagi despite England defeat
SETI AFOA IN SAMOA: The whole village of Fatausi in Samoa, pretty much the entire island, had gathered under the England flags which lined the streets to watch the Rugby World Cup final.
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The party goes on in Samoa despite England defeat as islanders celebrate Manu Tuilagi 2 Nov 8:47pm Updated The party goes on in Samoa despite England defeat as islanders celebrate Manu Tuilagi
SETI AFOA IN SAMOA: The whole village of Fatausi in Samoa, pretty much the entire island, had gathered under the England flags which lined the streets to watch the Rugby World Cup final.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus reveals he doubted chances 2 Nov 7:58pm Updated Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus reveals he doubted chances
South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus says he didn't believe his side were capable of winning the World Cup two years ago after lifting the trophy in Yokohama following a 32-12 win over England.
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Siya Kolisi hopes to be role model after inspiring Springboks to Rugby World Cup final victory 2 Nov 7:53pm Updated Siya Kolisi hopes to be role model after inspiring Springboks to Rugby World Cup final victory
South Africa captain Siya kolisi hopes he has inspired the next generation of South Africans after leading his country to Rugby World Cup victory over England in Japan.
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Rugby World Cup final: England had no answer to the brute force of Tendai Mtawarira 2 Nov 7:47pm Updated Rugby World Cup final: England had no answer to the brute force of Tendai Mtawarira
CHRIS FOY IN YOKOHAMA: He went off remarkably early, but by then The Beast had driven England right to the edge. Tendai Mtawarira played like it was 2009 all over again.
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Rugby World Cup Final Heatbreak: South Africa beat England to win Webb Ellis Cup 2 Nov 7:47pm Updated Rugby World Cup Final Heatbreak: South Africa beat England to win Webb Ellis Cup
NIK SIMON AT THE YOKOHAMA STADIUM: Cancel the victory parade. Cancel the endorsements. Cancel the party. England were battered in the Rugby World Cup final by South Africa here.
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Eddie Jones admits England were outplayed by South Africa in Rugby World Cup final defeat 2 Nov 6:06pm Updated Eddie Jones admits England were outplayed by South Africa in Rugby World Cup final defeat
WILL KELLEHER IN YOKOHAMA:  Eddie Jones conceded that England were dominated by South Africa as they slipped to heavy 32-12 Rugby World Cup final defeat in Yokohama.
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2 Nov 11:20am Updated South Africa stuns England to win Rugby World Cup and inspire a nation
Twelve years ago, Siya Kolisi sat in a township tavern and dreamed.
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2 Nov 11:19am Updated Rugby World Cup final: England failed to meet goal after defeat, says Eddie Jones
England failed to meet their goal of being the world's best team after losing the Rugby World Cup final to South Africa, says head coach Eddie Jones.
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Rugby World Cup Final Heatbreak: South Africa beat England to win Web Ellis Cup 2 Nov 9:11am Updated Rugby World Cup Final Heatbreak: South Africa beat England to win Web Ellis Cup
NIK SIMON AT THE YOKOHAMA STADIUM: Cancel the victory parade. Cancel the endorsements. Cancel the party. England were battered in the Rugby World Cup final by South Africa here.
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2 Nov 8:51am Updated England 12-32 South Africa: Springboks win World Cup for record-equalling third time
South Africa overpower England in the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama to become champions for a third time.
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2 Nov 8:33am Updated Rugby World Cup final: England have been beaten up - Paul Grayson
South Africa were "tactically brilliant" against England, according to former England international and BBC Radio 5 Live pundit Paul Grayson.
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2 Nov 8:30am Rugby World Cup: England struggled against South Africa - Jones
Head coach Eddie Jones admits England "struggled" in their World Cup final defeat by South Africa, but says he cannot fault his player's pride and passion in Japan.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: England were embarrassingly poor against South Africa and blew big chance 2 Nov 7:52am Rugby World Cup 2019: England were embarrassingly poor against South Africa and blew big chance
OLIVER HOLT IN YOKOHAMA: As brilliant as they were against the All Blacks, so they were embarrassingly poor against South Africa. They could not cope with the power of the Springboks.
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Rugby World Cup Final - England vs South Africa: Live score and updates in Yokohama, Japan 2 Nov 6:00am Updated Rugby World Cup Final - England vs South Africa: Live score and updates in Yokohama, Japan
England are one win away from entering the history books as they battle South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final. James Ayles will provide live coverage, with all the build-up, action and the best pictures.
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2 Nov 5:38am Rugby World Cup final: England prop Kyle Sinckler taken off with concussion
England prop Kyle Sinckler was taken off with concussion in the third minute of the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.
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England prop Kyle Sinckler knocked out inside first three minutes of Rugby World Cup final 2 Nov 5:34am England prop Kyle Sinckler knocked out inside first three minutes of Rugby World Cup final
England suffered an early blow in the Rugby World Cup final after prop Kyle Sinckler was subbed off after being knocked out following a clash with Makazole Mapimpi.
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Jurgen Klopp calls for crisis meeting: Liverpool boss is concerned with fixture pile-up 2 Nov 5:25am Updated Jurgen Klopp calls for crisis meeting: Liverpool boss is concerned with fixture pile-up
Liverpool are facing a fixture backlog and the Football League are working with them to reschedule their December Carabao Cup quarter-final as it clashes with the Club World Cup.
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If these England boys stick to the plan they can make their families proud and become SUPER HEROES! 2 Nov 3:18am Updated If these England boys stick to the plan they can make their families proud and become SUPER HEROES!
DYLAN HARTLEY: I've never been in a World Cup final but my experience of big matches is that the bigger the occasion, the simpler your game needs to be.
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Rugby World Cup FINAL: Martin Johnson and Sir Clive Woodward on how to beat the Springboks 2 Nov 3:17am Updated Rugby World Cup FINAL: Martin Johnson and Sir Clive Woodward on how to beat the Springboks
EXCLUSIVE BY MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER IN TOKYO: England's only Rugby World Cup winning coach, and its only Rugby World Cup winning captain together in the same room.
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Eddie Jones has taken England from depths of despair to World Cup final against South Africa 2 Nov 3:17am Updated Eddie Jones has taken England from depths of despair to World Cup final against South Africa
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Sport gives and it takes away. Four years ago, fans in England woke up with a hollow feeling. It was World Cup final day at Twickenham but England were not involved.
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Boris Johnson puts on rugby jersey to wish England well for Japan World Cup 1 Nov 7:03pm Updated Boris Johnson puts on rugby jersey to wish England well for Japan World Cup
Boris Johnson praised England's 'amazing ability to win' in a recorded message to the team as they prepare for their World Cup Final against South Africa in Tokyo tomorrow.
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Rugby World Cup final - Where the key battles can be won or loss in England vs South Africa clash 1 Nov 7:01pm Updated Rugby World Cup final - Where the key battles can be won or loss in England vs South Africa clash
We are are now just hours away from the climax of a superb 2019 Rugby World Cup when England take on South Africa. Ahead of Saturday's final, Sportsmail takes a look at the key battles.
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England are one push from GLOBAL GLORY ahead of Rugby World Cup final against South Africa. 1 Nov 7:01pm Updated England are one push from GLOBAL GLORY ahead of Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.
CHRIS FOY IN YOKOHAMA: Victory over South Africa in the World Cup final at Yokohama Stadium and Eddie Jones' team will reach a realm of glory few Englishmen have attained.
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Pep Guardiola to offer invitation to Eddie Jones should England triumph in the Rugby World Cup final 1 Nov 7:01pm Updated Pep Guardiola to offer invitation to Eddie Jones should England triumph in the Rugby World Cup final
Guardiola would welcome another meeting after Jones masterminded England's progress to the final against South Africa and wants to find out how rugby players recover so quickly from games.
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England draft in 2003 hero Jonny Wilkinson to help out on the eve of the Rugby World Cup final 1 Nov 7:01pm Updated England draft in 2003 hero Jonny Wilkinson to help out on the eve of the Rugby World Cup final
CHRIS FOY IN YOKOHAMA: The iconic former Red Rose fly-half is in Tokyo in his role as a television pundit, but he spent time going through kicking drills with Owen Farrell.
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New Zealand 40-17 Wales: Ben Smith scores two tries in Rugby World Cup third-fourth place play-off 1 Nov 6:48pm Updated New Zealand 40-17 Wales: Ben Smith scores two tries in Rugby World Cup third-fourth place play-off
WILL KELLEHER AT THE AJINOMOTO STADIUM: Tears, beers and cheers for departing stars of the game here in Japan, as several glittering eras all ended at once.
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Wasps head chef Gaurav Abbi reveals the secrets of feeding a Premiership rugby team  1 Nov 5:23pm Updated Wasps head chef Gaurav Abbi reveals the secrets of feeding a Premiership rugby team 
With the Rugby World Cup final less than 24 hours away, Wasps head chef Gaurav Abbi has provided fans with a fascinating insight into the nutrition behind a entire rugby team.
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Rugby World Cup Final: England vs South Africa - Date, time, channel and what happens if a draw? 1 Nov 4:36pm Updated Rugby World Cup Final: England vs South Africa - Date, time, channel and what happens if a draw?
England are on the verge of lifting the Web Ellis Cup at the 2019 Rugby World Cup tournament. Here is all you need to know ahead of the final including what happens in the event of a draw?
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1 Nov 1:57pm Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales 17-40 New Zealand highlights
Watch the key moments as Wales are beaten 40-17 by New Zealand in the bronze match at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
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1 Nov 1:00pm Rugby World Cup: Siya Kolisi says winning final would be huge for South Africa
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi says winning the Rugby World Cup would make a "huge difference" to the country.
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1 Nov 12:07pm Rugby World Cup final predictions: Animal edition
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Warren Gatland warns Wales successor Wayne Pivac not to spoil his legacy 1 Nov 10:22am Warren Gatland warns Wales successor Wayne Pivac not to spoil his legacy
WILL KELLEHER AT THE TOKYO STADIUM: Gatland will depart having won three Six Nations Grand Slams and got to two World Cup semi-finals and he hopes his work will not be wasted.
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1 Nov 10:16am Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss rules out different Carabao Cup & Club World Cup teams
Jurgen Klopp rules out fielding different teams in two competitions in two countries - possibly on the same day - to solve Liverpool's Carabao Cup quarter-final issue.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Handre Pollard warns England that South Africa will look to surprise them 1 Nov 8:42am Updated Rugby World Cup 2019: Handre Pollard warns England that South Africa will look to surprise them
WILL KELLEHER IN TOKYO: South Africa's fly-half reckons that the Sprinboks know exactly what Eddie Jones' men will throw at them in Saturday's final in Tokyo.
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England centre Henry Slade opens up on battle with OCD ahead of World Cup final 1 Nov 8:40am Updated England centre Henry Slade opens up on battle with OCD ahead of World Cup final
England centre Henry Slade has opened up on his battle with OCD, which he admits 'contricted his mind'. The Exeter Chiefs star had plenty of pre-match rituals which he felt had to be done correctly.
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1 Nov 8:03am Updated All Blacks run rampant against Wales to end Rugby World Cup on a high
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1 Nov 7:10am Rugby World Cup 2019 bronze match: Wales 17-40 New Zealand
Wing Ben Smith leads the way with two tries as New Zealand dominate Wales to win 40-17 in Friday's World Cup bronze match in Tokyo.
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New Zealand vs Wales - Rugby World Cup 2019: Live score and updates from bronze medal clash 1 Nov 4:38am New Zealand vs Wales - Rugby World Cup 2019: Live score and updates from bronze medal clash
It's the match neither side wanted to be playing on the final weekend of the tournament, but Wales and New Zealand will go head-to-head in the bronze match on Friday. Follow all the action LIVE.
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New Zealand batsman Daryl Mitchell supporting England in Rugby World Cup final 1 Nov 4:26am New Zealand batsman Daryl Mitchell supporting England in Rugby World Cup final
LAWRENCE BOOTH IN CHRISTCHURCH: John Mitchell, who coached the All Blacks to third place at the 2003 tournament, has been working with Eddie Jones's side for over a year.
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World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward talks us through how to prepare for the final 1 Nov 3:50am Updated World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward talks us through how to prepare for the final
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Ahead of England's clash against South Africa in Saturday's Rugby World Cup final, Sir Clive Woodward reveals what it is like to prepare for the showpiece clash.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: James Haskell lifts the lid on the England squad 31 Oct 10:14pm Updated Rugby World Cup 2019: James Haskell lifts the lid on the England squad
JAMES HASKELL: The former international lifts the lid on England's Rugby World Cup superstars. Here, Haskell provides a unique rundown for every member of Eddie Jones' squad...
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Eddie Jones urges his England players to seize the moment ahead of Rugby World Cup final 31 Oct 9:43pm Updated Eddie Jones urges his England players to seize the moment ahead of Rugby World Cup final
CHRIS FOY IN TOKYO: Eddie Jones has delivered an inspiring message to his England players to inspire the nation ahead of their clash with South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final.
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England rugby stars to receive New Year Honours if they triumph in Rugby World Cup final 31 Oct 9:28pm Updated England rugby stars to receive New Year Honours if they triumph in Rugby World Cup final
EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES: The New Year Honours list will feature more sport stars than any since the one that followed London 2012, with talks ongoing on how to reward the rugby team.
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Rugby World Cup: Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones shuts down retirement talk ahead of New Zealand game 31 Oct 8:23pm Updated Rugby World Cup: Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones shuts down retirement talk ahead of New Zealand game
A game of goodbyes in Tokyo on Friday for many legends of the sport. Warren Gatland, Steve Hansen, Kieran Read - but Alun Wyn Jones? You must be joking.
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The 31 non-playing staff who have helped England go all the way to the Rugby World Cup final 31 Oct 8:10pm Updated The 31 non-playing staff who have helped England go all the way to the Rugby World Cup final
WILL KELLEHER IN TOKYO: As England approach the Rugby World Cup final, there has been an extraordinary amount of work done behind the scenes.
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England star Mako Vunipola takes last-minute advice from his auntie ahead of Rugby World Cup final 31 Oct 7:57pm Updated England star Mako Vunipola takes last-minute advice from his auntie ahead of Rugby World Cup final
NIK SIMON IN TOKYO: South Africa's pack tips the scales at and they have overpowered most scrums on their route to the World Cup final. Hours have been spent preparing to quell the Boks' pack.
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Sam Billings hails England hooker Jamie George ahead of Rugby World Cup final  31 Oct 6:15pm Updated Sam Billings hails England hooker Jamie George ahead of Rugby World Cup final 
England cricketer Sam Billings has spoken of the debt he owes Jamie George, the England hooker going for rugby World Cup glory in Yokohama on Saturday.
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Anthony Watson hopes to complete miracle comeback from injury hell with a Rugby World Cup triumph  31 Oct 6:07pm Updated Anthony Watson hopes to complete miracle comeback from injury hell with a Rugby World Cup triumph 
NIK SIMON IN TOKYO: Having broken down in tears after beating the All Blacks, Anthony Watson is ready to complete his miracle comeback from injury by getting his hands on the Webb Ellis Cup.
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MARTIN SAMUEL: England coach knows pain that South Africa World Cup final loss would cause 31 Oct 6:03pm Updated MARTIN SAMUEL: England coach knows pain that South Africa World Cup final loss would cause
MARTIN SAMUEL IN TOKYO: Eddie Jones knows how it feels to get close to the prize and not be able to touch it. To the watching world, finals are just another high stakes sports show.
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31 Oct 5:59pm Alun Wyn Jones: Wales captain prepares for World Cup farewell
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones says he is preparing to bid farewell to the World Cup when he leads his side out against New Zealand in the bronze match.
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Eben Etzebeth profile - the South Africa star facing racism and assault allegations 31 Oct 4:17pm Updated Eben Etzebeth profile - the South Africa star facing racism and assault allegations
England are less than 48 hours away from possibly being crowned Rugby World Cup champions for the second time in their history when they take on South Africa but they will have their work cut out.
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Liverpool could play two DIFFERENT TEAMS in order to fulfil Carabao Cup and Club World Cup duties 31 Oct 3:11pm Updated Liverpool could play two DIFFERENT TEAMS in order to fulfil Carabao Cup and Club World Cup duties
If the EFL decide to stick to the original running order and play the week before Christmas then they have discussed the possibility of Liverpool fielding one team in Birmingham and another in Doha.
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South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus to step down after World Cup final with England 31 Oct 10:19am Updated South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus to step down after World Cup final with England
If South Africa were to win the World Cup it would be the most sensational turnaround - from battered Boks to the best in the sport in 26 Tests. It will also be Rassie Erasmus's final game as coach.
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31 Oct 10:13am Rugby World Cup final: The six key battles to decide the World Cup - Matt Dawson column
South Africa's style will not work against England but I think they are going to bring something different, says World Cup winner Matt Dawson.
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Eddie Jones and England nominated for Coach and Team of the Year in World Rugby awards  31 Oct 8:21am Updated Eddie Jones and England nominated for Coach and Team of the Year in World Rugby awards 
Eddie Jones and England's progress to the Rugby World Cup final has been recognised in the sport's end of year awards. Jones and England have been nominated for Coach and Team of the Year.
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England unchanged from All Blacks win for Rugby World Cup final 31 Oct 6:55am Updated England unchanged from All Blacks win for Rugby World Cup final
NIK SIMON IN TOKYO: England have named a fully-loaded team for the World Cup final after Kyle Sinckler and Jonny May were declared fit to face South Africa.
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Cheslin Kolbe returns from injury to South Africa starting XV for Rugby World Cup final 31 Oct 6:20am Updated Cheslin Kolbe returns from injury to South Africa starting XV for Rugby World Cup final
South Africa have hot-stepping sensation Cheslin Kolbe back fit for the World Cup final against England - their only change from the side that beat Wales. Toulouse winger Kolbe comes in for Sbu Nkosi.
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CHRIS FOY: Eddie Jones has made a powerful statement by naming unchanged XV 31 Oct 5:35am Updated CHRIS FOY: Eddie Jones has made a powerful statement by naming unchanged XV
CHRIS FOY IN TOKYO: An unchanged team is not just a sign of precious stability and physical resilience at this stage of a World Cup, it is a statement of conviction.
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31 Oct 3:56am Rugby World Cup final: England team unchanged for South Africa match
England's Owen Farrell, Jonny May and Kyle Sinckler are all fit for Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.
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30 Oct 10:46pm Rugby World Cup final: England name team to face South Africa
England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team for Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.
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England stars thank Genki Okoshi with World Cup final ticket and signed shirt 30 Oct 8:11pm Updated England stars thank Genki Okoshi with World Cup final ticket and signed shirt
The England squad gave a warm thank you to Genki Okoshi, the Japanese player who was parachuted in to help with training. 
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One school, four Rugby World Cup heroes: Owen Farrell, George Ford, Maro Itoje and Jack Singleton 30 Oct 7:36pm Updated One school, four Rugby World Cup heroes: Owen Farrell, George Ford, Maro Itoje and Jack Singleton
SPECIAL REPORT BY DANIEL MATTHEWS: It is half term at St George's School in Harpenden. The classrooms are empty and the playing fields muddied only by the changing weather.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand coach Steve Hansen praises England for haka repsonse 30 Oct 7:10pm Updated Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand coach Steve Hansen praises England for haka repsonse
WILL KELLEHER IN TOKYO: Steve Hansen said he had no problems with England's response to the haka - which has seen them fined by World Rugby.
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England captain Owen Farrell set to make millions if he lifts the Rugby World Cup 30 Oct 7:01pm Updated England captain Owen Farrell set to make millions if he lifts the Rugby World Cup
EXCLUSIVE BY NIK SIMON: England's captain fantastic Owen Farrell is in line to land the biggest deal in English rugby history if he lifts the World Cup on Saturday.
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30 Oct 6:38pm England v New Zealand: Eoin Morgan to decide future after T20 World Cup in 2020
England captain Eoin Morgan says he will decide his future after next year's T20 World Cup in Australia.
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30 Oct 3:59pm T20 World Cup Qualifier: Scotland beat UAE by 90 runs to reach the finals
Scotland secure a place at the T20 World Cup with a convincing 90-run win over hosts United Arab Emirates in their play-off.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Warren Gatland jokes that Wales should face New Zealand in a drinking game 30 Oct 2:51pm Updated Rugby World Cup 2019: Warren Gatland jokes that Wales should face New Zealand in a drinking game
WILL KELLEHER IN TOKYO: Warren Gatland joked Wales would rather play a drinking game against New Zealand than play the third-fourth playoff - but says his squad will be motivated to beat them.
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England captain Owen Farrell earns just £921 per Instagram post 30 Oct 10:45am Updated England captain Owen Farrell earns just £921 per Instagram post
Farrell, who has led his country to Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against the Springboks in Yokohama, brings in £921 per sponsored post it has been discovered. That is way short of Ronaldo.
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Liam Williams could miss start of Six Nations due to ankle injury which cut short his World Cup 30 Oct 10:08am Updated Liam Williams could miss start of Six Nations due to ankle injury which cut short his World Cup
WILL KELLEHER IN TOKYO: The Wales and Saracens star would have stayed in Japan if Wales had made the final, but flew back on Monday and has since undergone surgery on the injury.
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30 Oct 9:46am T20 World Cup Qualifier: Scotland beat UAE to qualify for finals
Scotland secure a place at the T201 World Cup with a convincing, 90-run win over hosts United Arab Emirates in their play-off.
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RFU face eye-watering bill of more than £6m if England win World Cup 30 Oct 7:52am Updated RFU face eye-watering bill of more than £6m if England win World Cup
The RFU are in line for an eye-watering bill of more than £6million in bonuses to players and staff if England beat South Africa in the World Cup final. 
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England prop Kyle Sinckler packs punch in training ahead of Rugby World Cup final with South Africa 30 Oct 7:51am Updated England prop Kyle Sinckler packs punch in training ahead of Rugby World Cup final with South Africa
England's rampaging prop Kyle Sinckler showed he has quick hands to go with his impressive footwork during training on Tuesday. He laced up the boxing gloves and hit pads.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Vincent Koch hoping to use Saracens knowledge in England v South Africa 30 Oct 7:47am Updated Rugby World Cup 2019: Vincent Koch hoping to use Saracens knowledge in England v South Africa
NIK SIMON IN TOKYO: South Africa prop Vincent Koch is hoping his inside track on England's Saracens contingent will come to the fore in Saturday's World Cup final.
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John Smit on the complete role reversal from the South Africa vs England 2007 Rugby World Cup final 30 Oct 7:44am Updated John Smit on the complete role reversal from the South Africa vs England 2007 Rugby World Cup final
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Twelve years ago, Eddie Jones was on the other team. England were playing South Africa in the World Cup final and the Aussie coach had been up to his usual tricks.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: England go through last intense session before South Africa final 30 Oct 6:33am Updated Rugby World Cup 2019: England go through last intense session before South Africa final
CHRIS FOY IN TOKYO: England's players took part in their last intensive midweek training session on Wednesday before Eddie Jones finalises his line-up for the World Cup final against South Africa.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Facing the Springboks is brutal but England want to fire with fire 30 Oct 6:03am Updated Rugby World Cup 2019: Facing the Springboks is brutal but England want to fire with fire
MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER IN TOKYO: South African rugby has a brand and, while successful, it is not always pretty. England will fight fire with fire.
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29 Oct 8:27pm Updated Rugby World Cup: England fined for crossing halfway line before New Zealand match
England are fined a four-figure sum for crossing the halfway line as they lined up in a V formation to face the haka before their Rugby World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand.
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South Africa were shocked into life by New Zealand defeat in their World Cup opener 29 Oct 7:41pm Updated South Africa were shocked into life by New Zealand defeat in their World Cup opener
South Africa have effectively been playing knockout rugby ever since their defeat by New Zealand in their opener. Here, Sportsmail looks at their run to the final against England.
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South Africa to stick by their tactics for Rugby World Cup final 29 Oct 6:49pm Updated South Africa to stick by their tactics for Rugby World Cup final
WILL KELLEHER IN TOKYO: The Boks might be boring, but their boss Rassie Erasmus does not care. South Africa have faced criticism for their limited, combative style at the World Cup.
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Rugby World Cup final referee Jerome Garces will reward superior scrum 29 Oct 6:30pm Updated Rugby World Cup final referee Jerome Garces will reward superior scrum
DYLAN HARTLEY: Like most French referees, Jerome Garces is quite relaxed on the pitch. He's got a quiet confidence about himself and that's really important on the big stage.
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NICK EASTER: England WILL avenge our 2007 Rugby World Cup Final defeat to South Africa 29 Oct 5:04pm Updated NICK EASTER: England WILL avenge our 2007 Rugby World Cup Final defeat to South Africa
NICK EASTER - 2007 WORLD CUP FINALIST: The Kamikaze Kids - Sam Underhill and Tom Curry - give England a huge advantage, and that will be telling on Saturday having breakdown specialists.
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Cheslin Kolbe IS fit to face England in the Rugby World Cup final 29 Oct 11:40am Updated Cheslin Kolbe IS fit to face England in the Rugby World Cup final
WILL KELLEHER IN TOKYO: Rassie Erasmus confirmed that hot-stepping Springbok Cheslin Kolbe will be fit for the World Cup final - as he admitted South Africa can be boring.
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Nigel Owens cannot referee England vs South Africa Rugby World Cup 2019 final due to calf injury 29 Oct 11:35am Updated Nigel Owens cannot referee England vs South Africa Rugby World Cup 2019 final due to calf injury
Injuries are sadly part-and-parcel of sport and one has robbed the man who is widely-considered the best referee on the planet from officiating the upcoming Rugby World Cup final.
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Eden Hazard admits he wanted to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid one year earlier 29 Oct 7:45am Updated Eden Hazard admits he wanted to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid one year earlier
The move had been on the cards as early as the 2018 World Cup and Hazard admitted he had also been convinced by Madrid and former Chelsea team-mate Thibaut Courtois to switch.
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29 Oct 7:39am Social media campaign sends twin brother of England star to Japan
Rugby player Ben Curry is rushing to Japan after a late call-up for the Rugby World Cup final -- but he won't be packing his boots.
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Prince Harry to watch England vs South Africa Rugby World Cup Final in Japan 29 Oct 6:09am Updated Prince Harry to watch England vs South Africa Rugby World Cup Final in Japan
The Duke of Sussex, 35, is patron of the Rugby Football Union and has regularly attended England games in the past - including the country's last World Cup victory against Australia in 2003.
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Eddie Jones insists new boy Ben Spencer is ready for Rugby World Cup final against South Africa  29 Oct 5:57am Updated Eddie Jones insists new boy Ben Spencer is ready for Rugby World Cup final against South Africa 
NIK SIMON IN TOKYO: Eddie Jones chuckled on Monday as he greeted Ben Spencer to England's team hotel with a pat on the back and an arm around the shoulder.
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England step up preparations for Rugby World Cup final against South Africa 29 Oct 5:43am Updated England step up preparations for Rugby World Cup final against South Africa
Eddie Jones's England squad returned to training on Tuesday ahead of the biggest match of their lives. England reached the World Cup final with a memorable win over holders New Zealand.
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29 Oct 2:28am England v South Africa: Can Faf de Klerk be stopped in World Cup final?
South Africa's 5ft 7in scrum-half Faf de Klerk is the man looking to bring down England, so how do Eddie Jones's side stop him?
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The Bok Beast: Tendai Mtawarira spent his career defying odds and blazing trails 28 Oct 9:49pm Updated The Bok Beast: Tendai Mtawarira spent his career defying odds and blazing trails
INTERVIEW: The Beast is hoping for some beauty at the end of his Springbok story. Tendai Mtawarira's epic South African career could end with him clutching the World Cup on Saturday
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Cheslin Kolbe could be fit for World Cup final with South Africa wing recovering from injury 28 Oct 8:27pm Updated Cheslin Kolbe could be fit for World Cup final with South Africa wing recovering from injury
Kolbe sustained the knock in South Africa's quarter-final victory against hosts Japan in Tokyo, and was forced to sit out the Springboks' 19-16 win on Sunday against Wales in the semi-finals.
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Prince Harry to watch England v South Africa World Cup Final in Japan 28 Oct 6:23pm Updated Prince Harry to watch England v South Africa World Cup Final in Japan
The Duke of Sussex, 35, is patron of the Rugby Football Union and has regularly attended England games in the past - including the country's last World Cup victory against Australia in 2003.
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Sale Sharks send Ben Curry to join twin brother Tom at Rugby World Cup final 28 Oct 6:12pm Updated Sale Sharks send Ben Curry to join twin brother Tom at Rugby World Cup final
Ben Curry, the identical twin of Tom Curry, the England flanker, is on his way to Tokyo to watch his brother play in the World Cup final, thanks to a social media campaign.
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England are relaxed and focused ahead of the Rugby World Cup final 28 Oct 9:34am Updated England are relaxed and focused ahead of the Rugby World Cup final
CHRIS FOY IN TOKYO: Eddie Jones is confident England are 'relaxed' ahead of their date with destiny, the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa on Saturday.
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England winger Jonny May is fit for Rugby World Cup final after knock against All Blacks  28 Oct 8:39am Updated England winger Jonny May is fit for Rugby World Cup final after knock against All Blacks 
Winger May was among a host of players - including Kyle Sinckler, Anthony Watson and Owen Farrell - to pick up knocks in the bruising victory over the All Blacks on Saturday.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Pace and power can blow the Springboks away 28 Oct 6:13am Updated Rugby World Cup 2019: Pace and power can blow the Springboks away
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: If England can replicate the intensity and precision that they displayed against New Zealand then I am struggling to see how South Africa can match such an approach
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Wales 16-19 South Africa: Springboks to play England in Rugby World Cup final 27 Oct 8:44pm Updated Wales 16-19 South Africa: Springboks to play England in Rugby World Cup final
CHRIS FOY AT THE YOKOHAMA STADIUM: Some time soon, Welsh rugby will realise what it has had and what it has lost. Not this World Cup campaign, but their coach and captain.
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MARTIN SAMUEL: Eddie Jones may be pleased to avoid Warren Gatland in the Rugby World Cup final  27 Oct 7:52pm Updated MARTIN SAMUEL: Eddie Jones may be pleased to avoid Warren Gatland in the Rugby World Cup final 
MARTIN SAMUEL IN YOKOHAMA: Eddie Jones would have appreciated the absence of surprise in this match and its bruising, competitive closeness. Maybe he will have approved of the outcome.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Inspired Eddie Jones eager to finish the job against South Africa 27 Oct 6:54pm Updated Rugby World Cup 2019: Inspired Eddie Jones eager to finish the job against South Africa
NIK SIMON IN YOKOHAMA: Eddie Jones has insisted he will not be happy until his England side prove they are the best by lifting the World Cup on Saturday.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: All Blacks fans face reality after devastating semi-final defeat to England 27 Oct 6:31pm Updated Rugby World Cup 2019: All Blacks fans face reality after devastating semi-final defeat to England
LAWRENCE BOOTH IN CHRISTCHURCH: After Yokohama, New Zealand was the second-best place in the world to be English - All Blacks fans' smiles had been replaced by ashen faces.
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MARK CLATTENBURG: Wilfried Zaha clearly dived to win a penalty - so why did VAR interferere? 27 Oct 6:31pm Updated MARK CLATTENBURG: Wilfried Zaha clearly dived to win a penalty - so why did VAR interferere?
MARK CLATTENBURG MY VERDICT: Watching England in the Rugby World Cup semi-final, I did not agree with the decisions of TMO but at least I understood them.
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Rugby World Cup final: Eddie Jones goes incognito as England coach watches South Africa beat Wales 27 Oct 2:12pm Updated Rugby World Cup final: Eddie Jones goes incognito as England coach watches South Africa beat Wales
Eddie Jones went undercover in Yokohoma - disguising himself as a fan of the NFL's Houston Texans as he scouted Rugby World Cup final opponents South Africa against Wales. 
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Mike Phillips offers sympathy to Wales after Rugby World Cup semi-final exit 27 Oct 2:06pm Updated Mike Phillips offers sympathy to Wales after Rugby World Cup semi-final exit
Retired scrum-half Mike Phillips admits he felt for Wales after they missed out on the Rugby World Cup final with a 19-16 defeat by South Africa.
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England may have already played their Rugby World Cup final, says Wales coach Warren Gatland 27 Oct 1:32pm Updated England may have already played their Rugby World Cup final, says Wales coach Warren Gatland
Warren Gatland questioned whether England might have played their World Cup final a game early as Welsh interest in the Webb Ellis Trophy ended in Yokohama.
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Warren Gatland praises Welsh effort after South Africa semi-final defeat 27 Oct 12:40pm Updated Warren Gatland praises Welsh effort after South Africa semi-final defeat
WILL KELLEHER AT THE YOKOHAMA STADIUM: Warren Gatland told his Wales players to hold their heads high despite the devastation of their World Cup semi-final exit to South Africa.
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England may have already played their World Cup final, says Wales coach Warren Gatland 27 Oct 10:11am England may have already played their World Cup final, says Wales coach Warren Gatland
Warren Gatland questioned whether England might have played their World Cup final a game early as Welsh interest in the Webb Ellis Trophy ended in Yokohama.
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