Outgoing All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has admitted his side may have dropped a bit in desperation before the Rugby World Cup exit.
Wayne Smith has detailed the tactical error which led to the big World Cup semifinal defeat against England.
The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) has been fined $NZ141,000 and told to apologise for comments made during the Rugby World Cup.
South Africa World Cup winner Tendai Mtawarira has announced his retirement from international rugby and bows out as the most-capped prop in Springbok history.
Otago rugby great Ben Smith signs autographs for fans at Auckland Airport yesterday after the All Blacks returned to New Zealand from the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
It's the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Spark appears to have left the main stage. But it still wants to be a major player. No longer wants to be in the supporting actor category.
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi said the country's underprivileged children should "keep believing" as thousands of fans greeted the returning team.
So it is all over for another four years. The World Cup threw up the usual surprises and the most predictable. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks back at the tournament.
South Africa's Pieter-Steph du Toit was named World Rugby player of the year as the Springboks swept the floor at the World Rugby awards in Japan.
In countless venues around South Africa, crowds erupted in cheering and singing as the nation's rugby players triumphed 32-12 over England to win the World Cup in Japan.
Distraught England pair Maro Itoje and Kyle Sinckler refused to wear runner-up medals around their necks following a devastating 32-12 defeat to South Africa in the World Cup final last night.
Tries by wingers Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe and the goalkicking of Handre Pollard earned South Africa their third Rugby World Cup title as the flyhalf kicked 22 points to secure a 32-12 victory over an error-strewn England.
Choking back tears after his New Zealand side had clinched third place at the Rugby World Cup, retiring coach Steve Hansen could only utter five words.
While his team ended their Rugby World Cup campaign on a high, All Black Anton Lienert-Brown ended his bottoms up.
A superb performance from Ben Smith has helped ease the pain of Yokohama as the All Blacks put on a vintage display to claim the bronze medal in Tokyo tonight.
He is going to be in the thick of the action tonight in Japan, but it all began for Ben O'Keeffe in Dunedin.