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CHRIS FOY: Owen Farrell's shock decision came from nowhere and could end his England career... the toxic backlash has taken a toll on the man behind the iron mask
CHRIS FOY: What a shock. It came from nowhere. There hadn't been a hint of it; that Owen Farrell would opt to pause his Test career - if not effectively end it.
England captain Owen Farrell will not be available for the Six Nations as the fly-half takes a break from international rugby to focus on his and his family's mental well-being
CHRIS FOY: Farrell over-took Jonny Wilkinson's national Test points record during the global showpiece in France and he went on to be the tournament's top points-scorer.
How front-line Kate went corporate with the suited look - but she's kept the fun with a royal rainbow of colours
Kate's taste for power dressing is not entirely new, but a polished and rather more corporate aesthetic has steadily taken over from her previous uniform.
Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson forced to confirm his commitment after being caught up in Eddie Jones type scandal involving alleged interview with a rival nation
Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson has been forced to confirm his commitment to the national team as rumours swirl he recently interviewed for Sweden's men's team head coaching role.
'I want to encourage people in the township to have wild dreams': South Africa captain SIYA KOLISI opens up on suffering childhood hunger and violence in moving first interview since clinching World Cup glory
SIYA KOLISI MEETS DAN BIGGAR I am immediately struck by how welcoming Siya Kolisi's family is when I arrive at his home in Paris. It is cold and dark outside but he embraces me with a warm hug.
England's 2003 Rugby World Cup heroes reunite for the first time in two decades to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of their historic Jonny Wilkinson-inspired victory in Australia
Sir Clive Woodward's England lifted the William Webb Ellis trophy for the first - and so far only - time in 2003, after a Jonny Wilkinson drop goal against George Gregan's Australia.
Rugby World Cup saw a record FIVE MILLION pints of beer drunk with over 1.17m people at grounds and fan zones in France... how Asahi Europe and International became a successful sponsor (and their links to F1's Aston Martin and the City Football Group!)
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY LUKE AUGUSTUS: We're three weeks removed from the Rugby World Cup having concluded but the impact of its success is still reverberating.
French rugby referee Mathieu Raynal calls for the sport to crack down on abuse of officials - or risk heading in the same direction as football - after Wayne Barnes and his family were targeted after the World Cup final
ALEX BYWATER: Top French rugby referee Mathieu Raynal has warned his sport must act to stop the abuse of officials or risk it heading in football's direction.
TV executive who was sacked after being accused of drunkenly telling international rugby star Mike Phillips no one would know who he was without her, claims she was unfairly dismissed
Llinos Griffin-Williams, who lost her job at S4C - Channel 4 in Wales, alleges she herself has been the subject of 'inappropriate behaviour'.
Worse-for-wear Prince Harry had to be helped out of the after-party, players rode in a police van and the Wharf Bar was the place to be! Mail Sport's rugby correspondent CHRIS FOY recalls England's 2003 World Cup win on the 20th anniversary
CHRIS FOY: The young Royal was wearing a Barmy Army T-shirt and he was decidedly worse for wear too - which was hardly surprising in the circumstances, amid so much English euphoria.
Sonny Bill Williams slams Eddie Jones after 'comical' Wallabies stint as All Blacks singles out ex-Australia coach's 'disgusting' comments
An unimpressed Sonny Bill Williams insisted that Eddie Jones's behaviour during his disastrous tenure in charge of the Wallabies speaks volumes to his character.
South Africa Rugby World Cup winner dies in a car accident, aged 58, after a 'collision with a taxi' in his homeland
Strydom - who was part of the Springboks' 1995 Rugby World Cup winning side - was said to have been involved in a collision with a taxi in his homeland in the province of Mpumalanga.
Rugby Australia boss Hamish McLennan is AXED after late-night board vote with chiefs making the change after World Cup shocker and Eddie Jones nightmare
McLennan hired Jones to great fanfare at the start of the year but his dream return soon turned into a nightmare, with the combative coach now linked with the Japan head coach role.
'I'm not sure how I would have turned out if Jonny Wilkinson hadn't kicked that drop goal...it's kind of scary': Sir Clive Woodward and his wife Jayne reflect on England's World Cup win, 20 years on from that glorious Sydney night
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - NIK SIMON: By the time they reached the World Cup final, England felt invincible. They had speed, strength, experience... and Jonny Wilkinson.
I'm A Celebrity's top 10 sports stars: Harry Redknapp had his jam roly-polys, Fatima Whitbread wowed with her 'Ironwoman' mentality, and do you remember when Steve Davis fell in that lake?
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here returns to our television screens on Sunday night with a host of famous faces set to enter the jungle in Australia.
DOMINIC KING: Lee is the kind of man who could walk down the high street and not be recognised but the esteem in which the 47-year-old is held could not be higher..
John Turner was raised in South Africa and cheered on the Springboks to World Cup glory... but after making the 'no brainer' decision to play cricket for England, he is determined to make an instant impact
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY RICHARD GIBSON: The 22-year-old certainly comes from sound sporting stock: his late grandfather Freddy Turner is a Springboks legend.
Burglars break into South Africa's rugby HQ and get their hands on the World Cup trophy... but CCTV shows them leaving it behind to steal whisky, signed shirts and laptops instead!
Burglars broke into South Africa Rugby Union's headquarters on Monday, but decided to leave the World Cup trophy behind in favour of stealing several other luxury items instead.
Princess Charlene of Monaco stuns in a black evening gown as she puts on a united display with Prince Albert to pose with Michelin star chefs at the Festival Des Étoilés in Monte-Carlo
The mother-of-two, 45, smiled as she sidled up next to her husband, 65, for the glitzy occasion at the Salle Empire of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo.
Leicester 25-29 Harlequins: Tigers too tame as they fail to get back on track despite welcoming back their World Cup stars... with the visitors moving top after bonus-point triumph
ALEX BYWATER AT MATTIOLO WOODS WELFORD ROAD: This was the day Leicester were supposed to get back on track. It didn't happen.
Rapid rebounds! The fastest-moving A-List lovers in Hollywood history from Scarlett Johansson's Sean Penn dalliance months after her divorce - to Liam Hemsworth's kiss with Eiza Gonzalez ONE DAY after Miley split
From Sophie Turner 's kiss with Peregrine Pearson one month after ex Joe Jonas filed for divorce from Liam Hemsworth 's kiss with Eiza Gonzalez - A-listers never stay single for long.
EXCLUSIVE: Tom Curry's 'white ****' slur claim rocked the Rugby World Cup. Speaking out for the first time, he stands by his accusation but wants to move on: 'I heard what I heard. There's no misunderstanding on my part at all'
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY NIK SIMON: The wound on the bridge of Tom Curry's nose has just about healed up. The same goes for the six stitches above his left eye.
Why NRL legend Johnathan Thurston is going to play a T20 cricket match against all-time great Brian Lara
NRL legend Johnathan Thurston has been handpicked to swap the Steeden for a cricket ball in an upcoming match in New Zealand - and he'll face off against one of the sport's biggest names.
The View's Sunny Hostin accuses Joe Jonas of 'JEALOUSY and resentment' over ex Sophie Turner's kiss with Peregrine Pearson - as her co-host Joy Behar urges actress to 'go for it' and enjoy her 'wonder years'
Earlier this week, DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that singer Joe, 34, feels it is 'too soon' for his estranged spouse and mother of their kids to be passionately kissing another man in public.
South Africa star Bongi Mbonambi denies racial slur at Tom Curry at World Cup... as hooker claims he was speaking in Afrikaans and slams England for being 'unprofessional'
South Africa World Cup winner Bongi Mbonambi has denied racially abusing Tom Curry, hitting out at England and the flanker in the process by describing them as 'unprofessional'.
Lawrence Dallaglio's financial woes laid bare as England rugby legend shuts his company owing almost £1,900 to his local taxi firm
Dallaglio, 51, who has just returned from commentary duty at the rugby world cup has put his self-named company into liquidation to prevent it from being wound up by a court order.
Eddie Jones reveals he will be back in rugby 'very shortly' after leaving the Wallabies following World Cup disaster
Eddie Jones has revealed he will be back in rugby 'very shortly' after his second spell in charge of Australia came to a disastrous end last month.
Wales legend Dan Biggar collapses to the floor in agony with a back spasm as he prepares to take a conversion for Toulon - just a month after playing his last international match at the Rugby World Cup
Biggar retired from international duty following Wales' quarter-final exit at the hands of Argentina at the recent Rugby World Cup
South Africa reignites 'white ****' England slur row as Cape Town mayor gifts Bongi Mbonambi 'Wenkant' - or 'winning side' jersey amidst raucous Rugby World Cup celebrations
Several Springboks fans suggested Curry had misinterpreted Mbonambi saying 'white side' in Afrikaans, and World Rugby concluded that their was insufficient evidence to take any action.
Joe Jonas reacts to CVS worker saying he 'looks crazy in person' after his estranged wife Sophie Turner kissed British aristocrat Peregrine Pearson
Joe Jonas revealed he was told he looked 'crazy in person' by a CVS employee while running errands in New York City on Wednesday.
Sophie Turner is seen for the first time since sharing a kiss with aristocrat Peregrine Pearson in Paris as she heads to a waiting car in NYC
The Game Of Thrones star appeared to be heading out of her New York City residence and into a waiting car. The blonde - who is in the process of divorcing Joe Jonas - looked Parisian chic.
English referee Wayne Barnes announces his retirement just days after overseeing his first ever Rugby World Cup final... but his decision had nothing to do with 'death threats' received after handing record red card to All Blacks captain Sam Cane
Barnes was the man in the middle for South Africa's win over New Zealand in Paris, but he was subject to horrendous online abuse after he sent off All Blacks captain Sam Cane.
Oscar-winning film star reveals his secret past as an international rugby prop... but can you recognise him from his playing days?
A Hollywood star has revealed he played rugby until he was 23 and even represented his country, before eventually dedicating himself to acting full-time.
Thousands of South African fans take to the streets of Pretoria to welcome home their rugby heroes after the Springboks claimed a record-breaking fourth World Cup in France
The Springboks edged past New Zealand 12-11 in Saturday's final in Paris after also beating France and England by a single point in their quarter-final and semi-final respectively.
PICTURED: Sophie Turner shares passionate kiss with aristocrat Peregrine Pearson in Paris... weeks after her split from Joe Jonas
The Game Of Thrones star, 27, was seen sharing a smooch with Peregrine, 29, whose family have a net worth of more than £224million, near the Gare du Nord station.
Joe Jonas looks downcast in New York City... after his estranged wife Sophie Turner shares a 'raunchy' kiss with aristocrat Peregrine Pearson
Joe Jonas appeared to be a bit downtrodden while in New York on Wednesday following the news of his ex Sophie Turner kissing another man. The singer kept a low-key figure in camouflage.
South Africa thrash New Zealand by 190 runs as Rassie van der Dussen and Quinton de Kock hit centuries, before Keshav Maharaj and Marco Jansen tear through Black Caps' batting line-up
AADAM PATEL IN PUNE: And then he let his bat do the talking in front of a packed house, smashing 133 off 118 deliveries after New Zealand's Tom Latham had elected to field.
An aristocrat who was seen sharing a raunchy kiss with Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner has a family net worth of more than £224million ($270million) and dated King Charles' goddaughter.
Jonny May admits he is grateful he can retire from England 'on his own terms' after initial Rugby World Cup snub before his late call-up - as winger reflects on his 'special and amazing' career which saw 36 tries in 78 Tests
The 33-year-old scored 36 tries in his 78 international appearances, and was able to go out with a bang as part of the Red Roses' World Cup side - despite initially missing out.
Joe Marler had a 'great World Cup' and 'changed my view on him', claims Sir Clive Woodward... as he meets up with Mail Sport's Croqued Monsieurs in the final episode of their alternative diary
Steve Borthwick 's side secured a creditable third place finish at the tournament in France after being written off by many in the build-up, with Marler playing in the third World Cup of his career.
Meet Sophie Turner's VERY eligible new squeeze: Aristocrat Peregrine Pearson who had raunchy kiss with Game of Thrones star has a family worth more than £224million and dated King Charles's goddaughter
Sophie, 27, could be seen kissing Peregrine, 29, in Paris just one month since her ex Joe Jonas filed for divorce.
Eddie Jones claims 'unemotional' Owen Farrell doesn't get the praise he deserves because of his personality... as former Wallabies coach praises England captain as a rugby 'colossus'
Eddie Jones believes England captain Owen Farrell is a 'colossus' in world rugby and his status within the game is underappreciated because of his personality.
Sophie Turner was spotted with Peregrine Pearson at the rugby World Cup on Saturday, hours after they shared a raunchy kiss.
Sophie Turner spotted with prestige bachelor Peregrine Pearson hours after the pair shared a raunchy kiss
Sophie Turner was spotted with Peregrine Pearson at the rugby world cup on Saturday, hours after they shared a raunchy kiss.
Is this Australia's fittest sports reporter? Television star shows off his muscular figure while going for a surf in Sydney
A television news reporter was spotted showing off his surprisingly muscular figure on Tuesday.
South Africa's cricketers have been inspired by the Springboks, says Rassie van der Dussen, as he calls on his team-mates to emulate their rugby counterparts and win the Cricket World Cup
AADAM PATEL IN PUNE: South Africa 's Rassie van der Dussen admitted that the Proteas are inspired by the Springboks Rugby World Cup success in France.
BREAKING NEWS: England star Jonny May announces his retirement from Test rugby at the age of 33 - just 10 days after World Cup semi-final defeat by South Africa
The 33-year-old Gloucester player made his debut against Argentina in 2013 and scored 36 tries in 78 international appearances.
The snaps that confirmed Milo Ventimiglia's marriage! This Is Us actor and his girlfriend Jarah Mariano were seen wearing wedding bands after 'secretly tying the knot'
The This Is Us actor, 46, wed Sports Illustrated model Jarah Mariano earlier this year in a secret ceremony surrounded by their loved ones, Us Weekly shared on Monday.
Infamous pitch-invading prankster 'Jarvo 69' gatecrashes South Africa's Rugby World Cup final celebrations and claims the players 'were more interested in seeing me' as they held the trophy aloft
He was seen alongside with Faf de Clerk, Cheslin Kolbe, Bongi Mbonambi, and Franco Mostert.. He enjoyed the match from a VIP box after reportedly following Novak Djokovic into the Stade de France.
Rita Ora cuts a stylish figure in a black crop top as she departs Paris restaurant with husband Taika Waititi after watching tense Rugby World Cup
The songstress, 32, and the film director, 48, enjoyed a romantic meal at Hôtel Costes Restaurant in Paris on Sunday.
Sophie Turner showcases her toned legs alongside former champ Dan Carter at the Rugby World Cup in Paris... amid difficult Joe Jonas split
Sophie Turner stunned over the weekend as she made a surprise appearance at the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The actress, 27, was front and center Saturday to unveil the Webb Ellis Cup.
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert's loved-up display at the Rugby World Cup Final was an example of 'trying too hard' amid ongoing rumours about the state of their marriage.
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert's loved-up display at the Rugby World Cup Final was an example of 'trying too hard' amid ongoing rumours about the state of their marriage.
The surprising reason Roger Federer was seen celebrating South Africa's World Cup win over New Zealand as he joined Siya Kolisi and Eben Etzebeth for a picture with the Web Ellis Cup
Roger Federer celebrated South Africa's World Cup win with captain Siya Kolisi and legend Eben Etzebeth.
Former Wallabies coach Alan Jones pinpoints who HAS TO be sacked over the Eddie Jones disaster: 'He has no knowledge of the game'
The 63-year-old likened coaching Australia to 'eating s***' as he quit his role as head coach just 10 months after taking on the job following the team's horrendous Rugby World Cup campaign.
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert's VERY loved up display at the Rugby World Cup Final was 'awkward' and 'trying too hard' amid rumours about the state of their marriage, body language expert claims
UK-based Judi James told FEMAIL the Monegasque royal couple's affectionate display at the Rugby World Cup Final in Paris was led by Charlene while her husband responded in a 'muted' fashion.
'The Cup is in our kant!': Now South Africa's GOVERNMENT aim a dig at England and Tom Curry over the Rugby World Cup 'white ****' slur row
The South African Government appeared to take a dig at Tom Curry by declaring the Rugby World 'is in South Africa's kant' after the Springboks beat the All Blacks in Paris.
Chloe Madeley looks glum as she emerges for the first time since confirming her five year marriage to James Haskell is over
Venturing out in London, Madeley, 36, pulled a hood over her head as she called into a local coffee shop before returning to her parked car.
Doubles match! Roger Federer takes his two sets of twins - with both pairs sporting matching outfits - to cheer on the Springboks at Rugby World Cup final
Former tennis legend Roger Federer and his two sets of twins were all dressed in green as they watched the Rugby World Cup final in Paris last night
CHRIS FOY'S RUGBY WORLD CUP HIGHLIGHTS: Portugal's progress gets Cristiano Ronaldo's seal of approval, Antoine Dupont's injury grips a nation, Fiji steal hearts and was France vs South Africa the greatest Test EVER?
CHRIS FOY: The tournament in France threw up many highlights, no shortage of controversy and some astonishing stories which resonated around the globe.
James Haskell watches the rugby World Cup final with infant daughter Bodhi while estranged wife Chloe Madeley stays with her parents as couple confirm their marriage is over
Taking to Instagram, Haskell, 38, shared photos of himself and 14-month old Bodhi - their only child - settled in front of the television ahead of the historic match.
Rita Ora, 32, and husband Taika Waititi, 48, are on the edge of their seats as they watch a nailbiting Rugby World Cup final in Paris
The pop star, 32, and the film director, 48, looked very animated as they cheered on from the sidelines at the Stade de France.
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene share a rare PDA at Rugby World Cup final: Monaco royal embraces his wife as she celebrates South African victory against New Zealand
Princess Charlene of Monaco put on a loved-up display with husband Prince Albert at the Rugby World Cup Final in Paris on Saturday. The royal, 45, was spotted cheering and hugging Prince Albert
Sam Cane says Rugby World Cup final red card is something he will 'have to live with forever' following New Zealand's narrow defeat to South Africa... after the All Blacks captain was sent off in the first half
The All Blacks captain was set to the bunker for his high tackle on Jessie Kriel 29 minutes in and that yellow card was upgraded to a red after 34 minutes .
The Wallabies coach oversaw a disastrous Rugby World Cup campaign in which the Wallabies were dumped out at the pool stage, with Wales and Fiji advancing to the knockout rounds.
MIKE BROWN: Make Ellis Genge captain and England can WIN the Rugby World Cup in 2027... there is so much talent, they just need the right systems and playing style
MIKE BROWN: I've loved the backs-to-the-wall fight the team have shown but I think it's time for a bit of a refresh. It's time to adapt style, and introduce a few new players.
Novak Djokovic and Rita Ora among celebrities spotted at Rugby World Cup final as Mika performs in France, for New Zealand v South Africa clash
Rita Ora and tennis star Novak Djokovic have been spotted at the Rugby World Cup final. Singer Mika provided the pre-match entertainment at the Stade de France.
All Blacks captain Sam Cane receives the first-ever RED CARD at a Rugby World Cup final... as English whistler Wayne Barnes creates history in Paris after decision was sent to the bunker for review
Referee Wayne Barnes dismissed the player but Cane had to wait for the final verdict as the incident was reviewed by the bunker review officer.
Bongi Mbonambi LIMPS OFF in the World Cup final within four minutes - just days after the South African hooker was cleared to play having being at the centre of a race storm
The Springbok hooker was subsequently cleared to play in the final after a World Rugby investigation into the incident concluded that there was insufficient evidence to take action.
New Zealand 11-12 South Africa - Rugby World Cup final LIVE: Springboks RETAIN their crown after nerve-shredding finish in Paris... as they become first side to lift trophy for a fourth time
Follow Mail Sport's live blog for the latest team news, scores and updates as favourites New Zealand and South Africa face-off in the Rugby World Cup final hoping to win their fourth title.
EXCLUSIVE: James Haskell still living at family home in London in the wake of split from wife Chloe Madeley
The former rugby player, 38, and the personal trainer, 36, confirmed their separation in a joint statement released on Saturday.
Will Kurt-Lee Arendse be Springboks' hero in the Rugby World Cup final tonight? The winger scoring a try and South Africa beating New Zealand is boosted to 9/2 by Sky Bet
Ad FeatureAfter seeing off hosts France in the quarter-finals and squeezing past England last weekend, the Springboks are set to take on New Zealand in Saturday's final.
New Zealand's Will Jordan is 15/2 to score the first try in today's Rugby World Cup final as he aims to create history, while fellow winger Cheslin Kolbe is 2/1 to cross the whitewash anytime for South Africa in Paris
Ad FeatureThe All Blacks have improved as the tournament has progressed, and winger Will Jordan has been a standout performer, scoring eight tries.
Joe Marler tells former England star to 'eat s*** after the prop was accused of 'showing a lack of respect' by snubbing Sir Bill Beaumont... as he collected his Rugby World Cup bronze medal
Joe Marler has told former England fly-half Andy Goode to 'eat s***' after he was accused of being disrespectful following their victory over Argentina at the Rugby World Cup.
An early childhood teacher, a farm manager and an accountant turned influencer... meet the All Blacks wives and partners cheering on their side as New Zealand and South Africa battle for the Rugby World Cup
The All-Blacks' enthralling and flamboyant attacking game will collide with the resolute, stalwart defensive prowess of the reigning champions in what promises to be a fantastic culture clash.
Five of the strangest Rugby World Cup facts, from the tradition that dates back to 1905 to the shocking titles drought endured by the All Blacks
Daily Mail Australia presents five unusual Rugby World Cup facts ahead of the final between South Africa and New Zealand that will be played overnight AEDT
Eddie Jones is on collision course for awkward reunion with Michael Hooper after sensationally claiming he axed the former Wallabies skipper because he wasn't 'a good role model'
Under siege Wallabies coach Eddie Jones and dumped former skipper Michael Hooper on are on a collision course for an awkward reunion ahead of the Wales vs Barbarians clash on November 4
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: All Blacks legend Sonny Bill Williams on hanging out with David Beckham, World Cup memories and split loyalities ahead of the Rugby World Cup final versus South Africa
NIK SIMON IN PARIS: Before the conversation turns to the match itself, Williams talks through life since he stopped playing in 2019, after the World Cup in Japan.
NIK SIMON: It's a family affair as Ben Youngs bows out a hero and as England's most capped international player, having been one of the greatest servants to wear the shirt
NIK SIMON AT STADE DE FRANCE: Big brother Tom, who sang the anthem beside Ben in 2012, reminisced about the first time he fell victim to his sidestep on the family farm.