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Highlights: Japan beat Russia in RWC 2019 opener

18 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup got underway as hosts Japan required a strong second half performance to beat Russia 30-10 in a Pool A clash. Russia got off to a dream start with an early try from a Japanese...

Joseph pins Japan's nervy performance on expectation levels

21 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan coach Jamie Joseph acknowledged the pressure of hosting the Rugby World Cup led to a nervous performance from his side against Russia.     Tournament hosts Japan won 30-10 in the opening...

Winners & Losers: Japan v Russia

21 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a very nervy start from Japan as they managed to get over their first hurdle by beating Russia 30-10 on Friday at the Tokyo Stadium.     The Rugby World Cup hosts managed to score four...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan 30-10 Russia

22 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan recovered from a rough start on Friday to begin their home Rugby World Cup campaign with victory over Russia in Tokyo.       Kotaro Matsushima scored a superb hat-trick as hosts...

Watch: Lappies Labuchange robs Ostrikov and scores an OUTSTANDING solo try

23 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Flanker Lappies Labuschange scored an outstanding try in Japan's opening Rugby World Cup game in Toyko.     The South African-born flanker stripped the ball off Andrei Ostrikov and raced away...

Watch: Russia score the first try of the RWC after an error from Japan

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kirill Golosnitsky scored the first try of the Rugby World Cup in Japan after he pounced on an error from Japan fullback Will Tupou.   TRY TIME! 🏉First try and first shock of the #RWC2019 🇯🇵...

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...

Olympians set to make Rugby World Cup history at Japan 2019

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a historic first for the Rugby World Cup, 18 Olympians from nine nations are set to take to the field at Japan 2019, the first Rugby World Cup to be held in Asia, which begins on Friday when hosts Japan...

Thursday Rugby World Cup Update

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

It's been a busy day in Japan with Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Argentina and France all confirming their line ups for the weekend.     We take you through all the line ups, latest news,...

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

2 days 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...