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

16 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...

'Pooper' Combination Returns For Australia's Rugby World Cup Opener

15 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named his team to take on Fiji in Australia’s World Cup opener on Saturday afternoon in Sapporo.   The starting side is almost a replica of the one that...

Warren Gatland speaks after Howley sent home for suspected betting breach – video

1 day ago by The Guardian

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has revealed he was 'shocked' by the news that his assistant coach Rob Howley had been sent home from their World Cup training camp in Japan due to a suspected betting breach....

I've had better birthdays, says Gatland after Howley's Wales exit

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales' Rugby World Cup squad have pulled together after the shock of backs coach Rob Howley being sent home from Japan over an alleged breach of betting regulations.       On Tuesday,...

Selecting a RWC 2019 XV with just one player from a country

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Rugby World Cup is just days away and we can look forward to seeing some of the greatest talents from around the world come together and compete.      Here's a combined...

Rugby World Cup Update

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Robbie Henshaw unlikely to feature against Scotland   #RWC2019 Reasonably positive news on Robbie Henshaw @henshawrob after the scan. He is unlikely to feature v @Scotlandteam He...

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...

Wales could be without Beard and Hill for World Cup opener

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Locks Adam Beard and Cory Hill could both be unavailable for Wales’ World Cup opener against Georgia in 10 days’ time.     Beard is set to join Wales’ World Cup squad in...

Five Tier 2 players to watch at the Rugby World Cup - Pool D

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

We are in the final countdown to the Rugby World Cup in Japan!     Ultimate Rugby has picked out five Tier Two players from each pool at the Rugby World Cup.   Pool A   Pool...

Test Team of the Week

1 week 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 -...