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Four Smaller Rugby World Cup Games Worth Tuning In For

15 hours 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...

Joe Schmidt’s powerplays can break Ireland’s World Cup jinx | Brendan Fanning

19 hours ago by The Guardian

This Ireland side is not without flaws but it finally has the necessary grit and grind to reach the World Cup last fourPerhaps the greatest weakness of the Rugby World Cup is its predictability. Look at...

England’s Joe Cokanasiga admits nerves when facing Wales and Wallabies

2 days ago by The Guardian

• Both sides are potential quarter-final opponents for England• South Africa’s Eben Etzebeth under investigation over brawlJoe Cokanasiga has revealed he still suffers from pre-match nerves when...

Simply the best? Can Ireland and Wales live up to top billing at World Cup? | Paul Rees

2 days ago by The Guardian

Ireland and Wales have both topped the world rankings but might the Celtic threat come from a less likely source?The chapter on the Celts in the history of the World Cup is one of the shortest. Wales have...

England U20s fixtures & venues for U20 Six Nations Championship announced

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men U20s fixtures and venues for the 2020 U20 Six Nations Championship have been announced with home matches in Northampton (Franklin’s Gardens) and Gloucester (Kingsholm Stadium).   The...

Women's Six Nations 2020 Fixtures Revealed!

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

It has today announced that the 2020 Women’s Six Nations will begin with three Sunday fixtures on the first weekend in February 2020.     Champions England will get their campaign...

Snubbed Rugby World Cup XV

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is just days away and every team has named their 31-man squad for the showpiece event in Japan.       The best rugby players in the game will arrive in Japan,...

Wales’s Alun Wyn Jones hopes World Cup will not be scarred by red cards

5 days ago by The Guardian

• ‘We will talk about tackle laws because it is an issue’• Jones getting ready for his fourth World CupAlun Wyn Jones leads Wales on to the plane bound for Tokyo on Wednesday for his fourth World...

Test Team of the Week

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Rugby World Cup warm-ups done and dusted and the Rugby World Cup a mere few days away, we take a look back the past weekend and selected our team of the Week.     1. Ellis Genge -...

Latest World Rankings: Ireland top the rankings going into RWC

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland's 19-10 win over Wales has sent Joe Schmidt's side to the top of the World Rugby Men's Rankings for the first time in history.     Top position in the World Rugby Men's Rankings has...