It’s nearly four years since legendary All Black Richie McCaw lifted the Webb Ellis trophy aloft at Twickenham.
Scotland loose forward David Denton has been forced to retire from professional rugby after an 11-month battle with concussion.
Former Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll believes that young players in the irish schools system are in a doping 'danger zone'.
Japan captain Michael Leitch believes that the host nation’s remarkable improvement over the past few years marks them out as potential tournament winners.
Leinster have added Munster legend Denis Leamy to their coaching staff ahead of the new season which kicks off on Friday week.