lQm5pVAA

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Russia

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ambitious Japan coach Jamie Joseph is eyeing history as the hosts prepare to kick-off the Rugby World Cup against Russia in Tokyo on Friday.     The Brave Blossoms caused an almighty...

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

17 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...

Skipper McInally can be catalyst for Scotland - Hastings

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Captain Stuart McInally can be a catalyst for Scotland at the Rugby World Cup, according to former captain Gavin Hastings.     Scotland begin their campaign on Sunday against Ireland in a...

Ireland optimistic over Henshaw despite hamstring injury

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Despite suffering a hamstring problem in training, Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw will not be heading home early from Japan.     Ireland remain "reasonably positive" over Robbie Henshaw's...

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...

World Ranking Permutations: Ireland have another shot at top spot

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Several teams get the chance for one last hit-out this weekend before flying to Japan for Rugby World Cup 2019 and potentially improve their rankings.         View this post...

Five Tier Two Players To Watch At The Rugby World Cup

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is fast approaching with most nations having already confirmed their 31 man squads for the showpiece in Japan.       As we continue to build to what many fans, coaches...

Scotland confirm squad for Rugby World Cup

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland have today announced their 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, with Stuart McInally appointed as captain.     Head Coach Gregor Townsend has opted for 17 forwards...

Ireland Name Rugby World Cup Squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Ireland coaching group have named the 31 man squad that will travel to Japan on the 11th September to compete at Rugby World Cup 2019.     The squad is captained by Rory Best who will...

Russia Name RWC Squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Russia head coach Lyn Jones has named his 31-man squad for Japan 2019, including eight players who also appeared during the Bears’ Rugby World Cup debut in New Zealand eight years ago.   Eight...