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Winners & Losers: Australia v Fiji

3 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia trailed for an hour in their opening for about an hour before they rampaged through Fiji's defence to claim their first victory of the tournament.     Here our winners and losers...

England have earned the right to be among the favourites – Dallaglio

14 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

England have earned the right to be considered among the favourites for the Rugby World Cup, according to Lawrence Dallaglio.     Eddie Jones' side, along with top-ranked Ireland, Six Nations...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Ireland v Scotland

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt believes the enthusiasm and confidence of Jordan Larmour, Andrew Conway and Jacob Stockdale will be "contagious" for Ireland in their opening Rugby World Cup clash with Scotland.     The...

Highlights: Japan beat Russia in RWC 2019 opener

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup got underway as hosts Japan required a strong second half performance to beat Russia 30-10 in a Pool A clash. Russia got off to a dream start with an early try from a Japanese...

Joseph pins Japan's nervy performance on expectation levels

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan coach Jamie Joseph acknowledged the pressure of hosting the Rugby World Cup led to a nervous performance from his side against Russia.     Tournament hosts Japan won 30-10 in the opening...

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...

NFL great Tom Brady backing Springboks in Japan

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tom Brady knows a thing or two about winning and he is supporting South Africa at the Rugby World Cup.     South Africa have one of the great names in sport on their side as they prepare...

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...

Winners & Losers: Japan v Russia

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a very nervy start from Japan as they managed to get over their first hurdle by beating Russia 30-10 on Friday at the Tokyo Stadium.     The Rugby World Cup hosts managed to score four...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan 30-10 Russia

21 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan recovered from a rough start on Friday to begin their home Rugby World Cup campaign with victory over Russia in Tokyo.       Kotaro Matsushima scored a superb hat-trick as hosts...