Rugby Union Today: World Cup Pool C preview

Another busy day in the rugby union game as we previewed Pool C of the Rugby World Cup, which includes England, France and Argentina.

What’s on the site

We continue to look ahead to the Rugby World Cup with our Pool C preview. It is considered to be the ‘group of death’ with it containing three tier one sides in England, France and Argentina.

Elsewhere, Peter de Villiers gave his predictions for the upcoming global tournament, including his thoughts on England and New Zealand, as well as the role of defence in Japan.

Finally, check out this emotional video on Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, who discusses his tough upbringing in South Africa.

What’s in the news

The All Blacks have been dealt a blow ahead of the World Cup with young back-rower Luke Jacobson being ruled out of the global tournament due to concussion.

Meanwhile, Wales could be without two second-rows for their opening encounter in Japan after Adam Beard had his appendix removed. The Ospreys lock will join the squad next week but will spend some time on the sidelines alongside fellow front-five forward Cory Hill.

What’s on social media

This is the stunning intro from the official broadcaster…

With just 7⃣ days to go. We repeat, SEVEN, check out the official broadcaster intro for #RWC2019

Find out where you can watch the tournament LIVE:

— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) September 13, 2019

What’s on TV

Following the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup warm-ups, the main action on Sky Sports comes from New Zealand and the Mitre 10 Cup.

On BT Sport, there is the Premiership Rugby 7s, which takes place over two days at Franklin’s Gardens, but the league season in England does not begin until October, due to that tournament in Japan.