It is up to each host city whether they take part and there has been particular enthusiasm in smaller cities such as Kumagaya, traditionally Japan’s “rugby town”, as well as the likes of Fukuoka and Kumamoto on the southern island of Kyushu, many miles from the venue for next month’s final in Yokohama. … [Read more...] about Japan’s engagement of young, new fans has created an unique World Cup atmosphere – it should be a model for others to follow
Get unlimited access to all Telegraph Sport for £1 a week, including our unrivalled Rugby World Cup coverage Australia made heavy work of it in difficult conditions but outlasted a tough Georgia team to round out their Rugby World Cup Pool D campaign with an unconvincing 27-8 victory on Friday. … [Read more...] about Australia set up probable Rugby World Cup quarter-final with England after hard-fought win over physical Georgia
The first half saw a fight from the South Americans after Georgia opened the scoring via wing Alexander Todua and No8 and eventual man of the match Otari Giorgadze. But Uruguay showed the same fighting spirit, they had against the Fijians with centre Andres Vilaseca running over. Yet that would be as good as it got. … [Read more...] about Georgia comprehensively beat Uruguay to secure bonus-point victory in World Cup clash
COVAX could benefit most from British-Swedish company AstraZeneca, since their vaccine would not only be easy and cheap to produce but also does not require extreme-cold storage. If AstraZeneca's efficacy in preliminary results holds up under additional testing and doubts over study results can be cleared up, it could well be a game-changer for countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus vaccine — how to distribute it around the world?
“Particularly in team sessions, you have to have a concise message that is translated quickly,” says Worsley, who joined the Georgia set-up in the summer on a four-month contract as a defensive consultant after leaving his head coach position at Union Bordeaux Bègles. Calvin Morriss, a performance advisor for World Rugby with a decade behind him as an England fitness coach, made the introduction. … [Read more...] about Meet the Englishmen supporting Georgia’s Rugby World Cup campaign and aiming to take down Wales