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No Springboks feature in Opta's World Cup Team of the Tournament

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There were four All Blacks and as many Japan players in the Opta team of the Rugby World Cup, but no world champions.         South Africa were crowned champions of the world...

Springboks World Cup winners in Jones' Barbarians squad

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones will coach a Barbarians side including four of South Africa's Rugby World Cup winners against Fiji just two weeks after they beat his England side in the Rugby World Cup final.     Makazole...

Williams 'a big loss' but Wales no weaker - Gatland

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leigh Halfpenny offers Wales a "different element" that means Liam Williams' absence leaves them no weaker, according to Warren Gatland.       Liam Williams' injury-enforced absence...

RWC Preview: Wales vs France

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland is happy for Wales to fly under the radar at the Rugby World Cup, even if they are strong favourites to see off France and reach the semi-finals.   Australia coach Michael Cheika...

Biggar confident he's 100 per cent fit to play, says Gatland

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Biggar is confident he is 100 per cent ready to return to action in Wales' Rugby World Cup quarter-final clash with France, according to Warren Gatland.     Biggar missed Wales' final...

Wales trio Biggar, Davies and North passed fit

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Biggar, Jonathan Davies and George North have all overcome fitness concerns to take their place in Wales' team for the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France on Sunday.   Warren Gatland...

Best XV Who Didn’t Make the World Cup Quarter-finals

4 months ago by Rugby World

Jacob Whitehead picks his dream team from the 12 countries who were knocked out after the pool stagesHard to stop: Fiji's Semi Radradra on the attack against Wales (Getty Images)Jacob Whitehead picks his...

Japan make history as fearsome All Blacks march on – the pool stage in numbers

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is headed for the knockout rounds after a dramatic pool stage in which Scotland were the biggest casualties.     Eight teams remain from 20, with hosts Japan – who...

Wasteful Wales frustrate Gatland and Tipuric

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales coach Warren Gatland and captain Justin Tipuric bemoaned a host of wasteful moments before their side closed out an uneven 35-13 Rugby World Cup victory over Uruguay.     The Six Nations...

Wales confident on Jonathan Davies' fitness

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jonathan Davies is in a race to be fit for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals and Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards is hopeful the centre will be ready.   Davies will miss the final Pool D game...