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The Miracle of Brighton - How beating the Springboks set the stage for Japan

16 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan were meant to stand no chance against mighty South Africa but sprang the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history in Brighton.         Shortly after breakfast on September...

'Pooper' Combination Returns For Australia's Rugby World Cup Opener

15 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named his team to take on Fiji in Australia’s World Cup opener on Saturday afternoon in Sapporo.   The starting side is almost a replica of the one that...

I've had better birthdays, says Gatland after Howley's Wales exit

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales' Rugby World Cup squad have pulled together after the shock of backs coach Rob Howley being sent home from Japan over an alleged breach of betting regulations.       On Tuesday,...

Four Smaller Rugby World Cup Games Worth Tuning In For

4 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...

Five Tier 2 players to watch at the Rugby World Cup - Pool D

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

We are in the final countdown to the Rugby World Cup in Japan!     Ultimate Rugby has picked out five Tier Two players from each pool at the Rugby World Cup.   Pool A   Pool...