Brian Hightower

AllBlacks look to win back-to-back World Cups, let legends take final bows

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When the Rugby World Cup kicked off last month in England, the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the world were New Zealand and Australia. Forty-four days and 47 matches later, the rest of the world has reshuffled in the world rankings, but the Kiwis and Aussies are still at the top, and will now battle [more]

Rugby World Cup Preview: Wallabies avoid crisis, move on to face Pumas

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Australia v Argentina:  Twickenham Stadium, Sunday 12 pm ET Australia had lost. With only a few minutes left to play in last week’s Quarterfinal and trailing by two points at Twickenham, they had been outworked by Scotland, and their World Cup ambitions appeared to be toasted. Wait…What? Australia had won! In what will forever be [more]

Rugby World Cup Preview: Springboks Look to Tame the Unleashed All Blacks

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New Zealand vs. South Africa: Saturday, Twickenham Stadium @2:30pm ET on NBCSports Speculation that France would use their historic Je ne sais quoi to threaten New Zealand All Black supremacy in the World Cup Quarterfinals was put to rest early on in the match. The befuddled French were in disarray on and off the field, [more]