Rugby World Cup: The quarter-finals in Opta numbers

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup enters the knockout phase this weekend, with Ireland looking to finally reach a semi-final and Japan bidding to cause another upset.     Joe Schmidt's team may have beaten...

Rugby World Cup Preview: New Zealand v Ireland

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt acknowledges Ireland's victory over New Zealand a year ago means they will not be able to "sneak up on" the All Blacks at the Rugby World Cup on Saturday.     A shock defeat to...

FLASHBACK: Relive the most thrilling action from the RWC 2019 pool stages

1 day ago by Rugby Dump

This year's Rugby World Cup has proven perhaps the most dramatic in the tournament's history. From sensational victories over Ireland and Scotland from hosts Japan to cancelled matches as a result of Typhoon...

Springboks have some Ferraris of our own, says Le Roux

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Willie le Roux is confident South Africa have enough speed of their own to cope with Japan's "Ferraris".     That was the nickname given to Japan fliers Kenki Fukuoka and Kotaro Matsushima...

England-France & New Zealand-Italy games cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

England's Rugby World Cup showdown against France and New Zealand's clash with Italy have been cancelled due to the pending threat of Typhoon Hagibis.   World Rugby announced the two pool fixtures...

World Rugby clears Ireland of accusations levelled by Sunday newspaper

3 days ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

World Rugby has cleared Ireland of accusations levelled by a Sunday newspaper that the IRFU applied pressure on the World Cup organisers to stop the Japan v Scotland match being rearranged in the wake...

Sensational Japan must be allowed to blossom... here's how we can change it to allow them to do so

4 days ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Japan's march to the World Cup last eight and their magnificent wins over Ireland and Scotland have been a welcome wake-up call for the rugby world. ,

Hansen 'quite happy' All Blacks avoided in-form Japan

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen is "quite happy" to see Japan on the opposite side of the draw to New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup - but knows Ireland will be a tough test in the quarter-finals.   Tournament...

Bundee Aki gets a 3 week ban

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland centre Bundee Aki attended a disciplinary hearing on 14 October having received a red card from referee Nic Berry for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous tackle) in Ireland’s...

Highlights: Ireland v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland booked their spot in the quarter-finals with a 47-5 win over Samoa in the teams final pool matches at the Rugby World Cup. Ireland started strongly and ran in three tries to build a 21-0 lead,...