France's Vahaamahina retires from international rugby day after red card
France lock Sebastien Vahaamahina announced his international retirement on Monday 24 hours after being sent off in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final defeat to Wales. Les Bleus led 19-10 when Vahaamahina was sent off in the 49th minute in Oita for elbowing Aaron Wainwright before his side lost after conceding a penalty goal and a late converted try in the final half an hour. "It's difficult, very difficult today even more so that I had planned this many months ago, that was my last match for France," he said in a statement published on his 28th birthday.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup was the ninth edition of the Rugby World Cup , the quadrennial world championship for men's rugby union teams.
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “This has been a very special year for rugby , culminating in one of the great Rugby World Cups . “All of the nominees should be very proud, but Pieter-Steph du Toit and Emily Scarratt have been outstanding this year and thoroughly deserve their
Pieter-Steph du Toit has won World Rugby's Player of the Year award and Rassie Erasmus took the Coach of the Year accolade, a day after South Africa won the Rugby World Cup.
Du Toit played a huge part in the Springboks becoming the first team to win the Rugby Championship and lift the Webb Ellis Cup in the same year.
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The lock was presented with the gong on Sunday after being shortlisted along with team-mate Cheslin Kolbe, England flanker Tom Curry, Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones, New Zealand flanker Ardie Savea and United States hooker Joe Taufete'e.
Rugby World Cup 2019: Youngs says Curry has the ingredients to be an England great
Scrum-half Ben Youngs expects Tom Curry to go from strength to strength, along with Sam Underhill.Curry has been outstanding in England's run to the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup and the 21-year-old was named man of the match in the quarter-final hammering of Australia last weekend.
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Erasmus was named the best coach in the world after working wonders in a short space of time for the newly-crowned world champions, having only taken over in March 2018.
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Former Springbok player Erasmus said: "As everybody knows I'm finishing up as head coach. I will definitely be involved as director of rugby. We are all trying to be like the All Blacks, we all know what New Zealand has done over the last 12 years - they have set the bar right up there.
"We have enjoyed the last 24 hours and we are going to enjoy the next two weeks and then start working and try to be like New Zealand, be consistent and stay number one or two in the world."
Rugby World Cup 2019: Springboks' Kolbe ruled out of semi-final against Wales
Springbok Cheslin Kolbe will sit out the Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales with an ankle injury and has been replaced by Sbu Nkosi.Livewire wing Kolbe tweaked the ankle injury that kept him out of the pool match against Canada when he returned to the team for the last-eight victory over Japan.
Du Toit and Scarratt named World Rugby Players of the Year 2019 . They say they can't hear you scream in space, but it seems the pearls of wisdom uttered during the 45 matches of Rugby World Cup 2019 have penetrated even that endless vacuum.
The flanker helped his side to Rugby World Cup victory with a magnificent performance in the final against England, and was a crucial figure on the blindside throughout the tournament. World Cup winning coach Rassie Erasmus and England centre Emily Scarratt also won awards .
South Africa inevitably claimed the World Rugby Team of the Year award after matching the All Blacks' tally of three World Cup triumphs.
England centre Emily Scarratt received the women's World Player of the Year award at the ceremony in Tokyo.
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England got selection 'badly wrong' in Rugby World Cup final - Jones .
England got selection 'badly wrong' in Rugby World Cup final - JonesEngland, who were chasing only their second World Cup title, were defeated 32-12 in Yokohama earlier this month and Jones said he was left to rue his decisions.