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Winners & Losers: Australia v Fiji

3 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia trailed for an hour in their opening for about an hour before they rampaged through Fiji's defence to claim their first victory of the tournament.     Here our winners and losers...

England have earned the right to be among the favourites – Dallaglio

14 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

England have earned the right to be considered among the favourites for the Rugby World Cup, according to Lawrence Dallaglio.     Eddie Jones' side, along with top-ranked Ireland, Six Nations...

NFL great Tom Brady backing Springboks in Japan

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tom Brady knows a thing or two about winning and he is supporting South Africa at the Rugby World Cup.     South Africa have one of the great names in sport on their side as they prepare...

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...

Tonga coach Kefu names Tonga team to face England

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu has named his team for the Pool C match against England at Sapporo Dome on Sunday, 22 September.     Only four players in thie match-day squad (Sanatane Takulua, Kurt...

Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand v South Africa

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kieran Read says New Zealand know exactly what to expect from South Africa in Saturday's huge showdown in Yokohama.       New Zealand will need to hit the ground running in their bid...

Can England, Ireland, South Africa or Wales reign? Ranking the contenders to dethrone the All Blacks

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

It may not prove to be the case in the long run, but New Zealand feel a little vulnerable going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup.     Having failed to win this year's shortened version of the...

All Blacks boss Hansen condemns 'pretty obvious' Erasmus referee tactics

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen claims rival boss Rassie Erasmus was wrong to question standards of Test refereeing ahead of South Africa's Rugby World Cup opener.     The All Blacks face the...

Stats and facts: New Zeland v South Africa - RWC opener

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

A few key stats and facts ahead of the crunch 2019 Rugby World Cup match between New Zealand and South Africa.