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Rugby World Cup 2019: Italy v Namibia

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy captain Sergio Parisse is appearing at a record-equalling fifth Rugby World Cup but insists he is not interested in personal goals.       Sergio Parisse will earn a share of...

Kolisi urges fast start for Springboks against All Blacks

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having been humbled by Japan in their 2015 Rugby World Cup opener, South Africa will be hoping for a much better start against New Zealand.       South Africa captain Siya Kolisi...

Parisse to make history against Namibia

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy coach Conor O'Shea has announced his team for the Pool B match against Namibia in Hanazono Rugby Stadium on Sunday, 22 September.   Italy have made nine changes to the starting XV who lost...

Rugby World Cup: Pool B Preview

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Apart from Pool C this is the most talked about group with the current World Champions involved and up against a South African side that in the last 18 months have managed to claw their way back in contention....

Four Smaller Rugby World Cup Games Worth Tuning In For

6 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...

"Trying to do things that no one else has ever done before is a hallmark of what New Zealand people are about" - Steve Hansen

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aiming for a third straight Rugby World Cup title, Steve Hansen and the All Blacks are excited.     Steve Hansen insisted the All Blacks were embracing the pressure of trying to win a third...

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

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is fast approaching and as we continue to build to what will be the most closely fought World Cup to date, we have picked out five Tier two players to keep an eye on in Japan.     Have...

Bok Prop Nyakane expected to be fit for World Cup opener

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A knee sprain sustained in South Africa's win over Japan on Friday will not stop Trevor Nyakane being ready for the Rugby World Cup.     South Africa expect Trevor Nyakane to be fit for...

Fourth Rugby World Cup looms for prolific try-scoring Canada winger DTH van der Merwe

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head coach Kingsley Jones has announced the 31-player World Cup roster that will represent Canada at the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) in Japan.   Canada is one of 20 nations that have qualified for...

Namibia Name RWC Squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Phil Davies has named a 31-man Namibia squad with an abundance of Rugby World Cup experience for the upcoming tournament in Japan.   Veteran scrum-half Eugene Jantjies will travel to a fourth Rugby...