Sean O'Brien says the upcoming hip surgery that has ruled him out of Ireland's World Cup challenge could end his professional career.
Mako Vunipola faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup after being told he needs hamstring surgery.
Wales have named two uncapped players, Cardiff Blues duo Owen Lane and Rhys Carre, in a 42-man training squad ahead of the World Cup.
Leinster have confirmed that Ireland flanker Dan Leavy will miss the World Cup after suffering a "complex knee ligament injury".
Huw Bennett says Wales will travel to Japan with the sole aim of winning the World Cup for the first time.
Warren Gatland believes newly-crowned Six Nations champions Wales can lift the World Cup in November if they continue their current form.
Stuart Barnes wades into the World league argument, and looks ahead to the next round of the Six Nations.
Senior players from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga are threatening to boycott the 2019 Rugby World Cup over plans for a new 'World League'.
Adam Ashley-Cooper has signed a one-year contract with the New South Wales Waratahs as the veteran utility back tries to secure selection for the World Cup in Japan.
The Boks will arrive in Japan for the World Cup a week earlier than previously planned to play the tournament hosts in a warm-up match.
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen will step down from the job after next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The RFU has denied that an annual loss of £31m last year will have any impact on preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
World Rugby chief Brett Gosper has called for referees to brandish more cards in an effort to prevent dangerous tackles.
Scientists have called for mandatory headgear in rugby after a study found it can almost halve the force on players' heads.
Gilbert have revealed the official match ball that will be used in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Adam Ashley-Cooper says he is not worried about Australia's form ahead of Bledisloe III and the 2019 Rugby World Cup, hinting he may soon be back in the mix himself.
Warren Gatland admits he is scared stiff of failing in his final year as Wales head coach.
With one year to go until the first World Cup in Asia, the governing body has admitted Japan 2019 has been the most challenging to organise.
Former England and Lions coach Graham Rowntree has been named forwards coach for Georgia.
World Rugby are giving serious consideration to expanding the Rugby World Cup to 24 teams.
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