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Clinical Springboks, happy hosts, Irish de ja vu – the top Opta facts

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa were crowned champions at the end of an enthralling Rugby World Cup on Saturday.   The tournament in Japan proved a huge success, with packed-out venues and fervent support from a nation...

World Rugby Reveals the Nominees for World Player of the Year

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the shortlists for the prestigious Men’s and Women’s 15s Player of the Year awards for 2019, which will be presented at the World Rugby Awards at The Prince Park Tower...

WATCH: The four tries shortlisted for the Try of the Year

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The contenders for the International Rugby Players (IRP) Try of the Year 2019 have been revealed, with the winner to be announced at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on 3 November.     Three...

Springboks without star man Kolbe for semi-final clash

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Powerful winger Sbu Nkosi has been drafted into the Springbok starting line-up for Sunday’s gripping Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales at the Yokohama International Stadium     Nkosi...

Springboks sweat on the fitness of Cheslin Kolbe

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks are hopeful that livewire winger Cheslin Kolbe will be fit and available for the Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales at Yokohama Stadium on Sunday.     The speedster has...

RWC Preview: Japan vs South Africa

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Michael Leitch declared "the end is not here" as Japan plot another sensational defeat of South Africa in their first Rugby World Cup quarter-final on Sunday.   The hosts reached the last eight...

Ireland crash out in the quarters as New Zealand march on

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England are up next for New Zealand after the reigning Rugby World Cup champions recorded an emphatic win over Ireland in Tokyo.     New Zealand remain right on course to retain the Rugby...

New Zealand name strongest team as Brodie Retallick returns for World Cup quarter-final

4 months ago by The Guardian

Captain Kieran Read also back in side for game in Tokyo We are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please help us by supporting our independent journalismLock Brodie Retallick has returned for the All...

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

4 months 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...

All Blacks were all smiles, selfies, jokes and big laughs. Until now

4 months ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

Maybe it says everything about the way the All Blacks are that the day after they learned their final pool game against Italy had been cancelled, they woke up super early and battered themselves senseless...