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Rugby World Cup 2019: Italy v Namibia

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy captain Sergio Parisse is appearing at a record-equalling fifth Rugby World Cup but insists he is not interested in personal goals.       Sergio Parisse will earn a share of...

Kolisi urges fast start for Springboks against All Blacks

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having been humbled by Japan in their 2015 Rugby World Cup opener, South Africa will be hoping for a much better start against New Zealand.       South Africa captain Siya Kolisi...

Can England, Ireland, South Africa or Wales reign? Ranking the contenders to dethrone the All Blacks

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

It may not prove to be the case in the long run, but New Zealand feel a little vulnerable going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup.     Having failed to win this year's shortened version of the...

Brunel backs Ntamack over Lopez for RWC opener

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

France coach Jacques Brunel has announced his team for the Pool C match against Argentina in Tokyo Stadium on Saturday, 21 September.     The French head coach has backed the Toulouse...

Selecting a RWC 2019 XV with just one player from a country

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Rugby World Cup is just days away and we can look forward to seeing some of the greatest talents from around the world come together and compete.      Here's a combined...

Rugby World Cup: Pool B Preview

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Apart from Pool C this is the most talked about group with the current World Champions involved and up against a South African side that in the last 18 months have managed to claw their way back in contention....

Wales assistant Rob Howley sent home - reports

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Multiple reports coming out of Japan have stated that Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has been sent home from the Rugby World Cup following an alleged breach of World Rugby’s regulation six...

Japan capable of shocking Ireland, warns O'Driscoll

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan defeated South Africa four years ago and Ireland great Brian O'Driscoll believes they could provide another Rugby World Cup upset.     Brian O'Driscoll has warned Ireland that Japan...

Four Smaller Rugby World Cup Games Worth Tuning In For

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off next week and while everyone is looking forward to those big clashes involving the tier 1 nations, such as New Zealand v South Africa and Ireland v Scotland, we...

"Trying to do things that no one else has ever done before is a hallmark of what New Zealand people are about" - Steve Hansen

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aiming for a third straight Rugby World Cup title, Steve Hansen and the All Blacks are excited.     Steve Hansen insisted the All Blacks were embracing the pressure of trying to win a third...