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Sayonara, Japan! New era awaits Brave Blossoms

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Abandoned, crumbling stadiums and empty, cracked swimming pools. Plummeting participation and dwindling interest. Platitudes and empty gestures.   The reality of sporting legacy is it rarely...

RWC Preview: Japan vs South Africa

1 month 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...

Rory Best – One Last Interview

1 month ago by Irish Rugby News

It started with a loss to New Zealand and it ended the same way but the career of Ireland captain Rory Best will be remembered as one of the greatest of any player to pull on the green jersey. An historic...

O'Driscoll's words prophetic as showpiece comes year too late for Ireland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland enjoyed one of their greatest years in 2018, but they looked a shadow of their former selves as they crashed out of the World Cup.     In an interview with Omnisport last April, the...

Ireland crash out in the quarters as New Zealand march on

1 month 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...

RWC Preview: New Zealand v Ireland

1 month 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...

Sports quiz of the week: winners, losers, movers and history makers

1 month ago by The Guardian

Who is in Sydney? Who is in Leicester? And who is at home?Liverpool have started the season with eight wins in a row. Which club once began a top-flight campaign with 11 straight victories?Manchester United...

Rugby World Cup 2019: where the quarter-finals will be won and lost | Ugo Monye

1 month ago by The Guardian

England sticking to strengths against Australia; Ireland need to find old form to beat New Zealand; Wales must stop France momentum; South Africa could end Japan’s adventureEddie Jones has picked a team...

Success for England is winning the tournament – Robinson

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England will consider anything less than winning the Rugby World Cup as a failure, according to former world champion Jason Robinson.   Eddie Jones' side meet Australia in a quarter-final showdown...

Rugby World Cup: The quarter-finals in Opta numbers

1 month 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...