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Pete Samu and Joe Powell to Represent Barbarians

23 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Brumbies stars Pete Samu and Joe Powell have been selected to represent the famous Barbarians club on their three-match tour this November.    The duo will pull on the black and white hooped...

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

1 week 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...

Clinical Springboks, happy hosts, Irish de ja vu – the top Opta facts

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa were crowned champions at the end of an enthralling Rugby World Cup on Saturday.   The tournament in Japan proved a huge success, with packed-out venues and fervent support from a nation...

Bundee Aki gets a 3 week ban

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland centre Bundee Aki attended a disciplinary hearing on 14 October having received a red card from referee Nic Berry for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous tackle) in Ireland’s...

Highlights: Ireland v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland booked their spot in the quarter-finals with a 47-5 win over Samoa in the teams final pool matches at the Rugby World Cup. Ireland started strongly and ran in three tries to build a 21-0 lead,...

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

4 weeks 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...

RWC Preview: Japan v Scotland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan versus Scotland could end up being the most talked-about match that never was.   Typhoon Hagibis, which has already led to two Rugby World Cup fixtures being cancelled, is primed to wipe out...

RWC Review: Ireland 47-5 Samoa

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton claimed an 18-point haul as Ireland sealed their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with a 47-5 thrashing of Samoa despite Bundee Aki's red card.   Ireland knew maximum points...

Japan makes 4 changes to face Scotland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan coach Jamie Joseph has named his team for the Pool A match against Scotland at Yokohama Stadium on Sunday 13 October.     The side sees four changes to the starting XV which...

RWC Preview: Ireland v Samoa

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt vowed Ireland will leave nothing to chance when they take on Samoa in their final Rugby World Cup pool match.     Saturday's encounter in Fukuoka was in doubt due to Typhoon Hagibis,...