Aug 29, 2007: Check out ESPN Classic's 10 facts that you never knew about the William Webb Ellis Cup.
Aug 29, 2007: "There has never been a more frenzied period of preparation as the northern hemisphere nations try to get up to speed and the southern hemisphere sides try to bring themselves back to the boil" John Taylor reports
Aug 29, 2007: "Despite being handed a place in the toughest pool Irish fans have had reason to hope that France 2007 would see Ireland produce their best performance on the biggest stage." Jonathan McConnell reports
Aug 28, 2007: "If you set out from first principles to design a rugby player, the outcome would most probably be a Samoan." Huw Richards reports
Aug 25, 2007: "The 2007 World Cup is the All Blacks' to lose
Aug 22, 2007: "France's half-backs epitomise the debate as to whether Laporte is blessed with options or cursed by indecision." Huw Richards reports
Aug 21, 2007: "Wales will start as second favourites against Australia, the evidence of the summer tests down under is that any gap is hardly unbridgeable, particularly with the game being played at the Millennium Stadium." Huw Richards reports
Aug 21, 2007: We are delighted to announce the dawn of an exciting new era for scrum.com and all its fans following the purchase of the site by ESPN.
Aug 17, 2007: It is very often said that time flies when you are having fun, and how true it is
Aug 17, 2007: "It has been just four short years since the last World Cup but it has felt more like several lifetimes for the poor put-upon supporters of Scottish rugby who have seen the game suffer while politics continue to dominate the back pages." Iain
Aug 17, 2007: "Having made it so close to the World Cup without politics threatening to derail their plans, South Africa will be confident of gatecrashing what many think will be New Zealand's party." Stephen Nell reports
Aug 17, 2007: "There are eight players with more than 50 Test caps
Aug 14, 2007: The comparison with Napoleon is inevitable
Aug 14, 2007: The experimenting is over - or is it
Aug 12, 2007: Tana Umaga farewelled New Zealand rugby in his own humble way yesterday as tributes continued to pour in
Aug 10, 2007: Check out PA SPort's team by team guide ahead of this year's Rugby World Cup in France.
Aug 10, 2007: The Rugby World Cup has grown into arguably the planet's third biggest sporting event behind its soccer equivalent and the Olympic Games.
Aug 10, 2007: The immediate Rugby World Cup future is black - All Black
Aug 10, 2007: The winning kick might have come from the boot of Jonny Wilkinson, but ask anyone in the know and they will tell you the real force behind the RWC'03 triumph.
Aug 7, 2007: It takes a brave man to agree to become coach of the South Africa rugby team, for it is without doubt the hottest of coaching hot-seats.