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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...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan 30-10 Russia

21 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...

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...

Speedster Marika Koroibete pens new Wallabies deal

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies speedster Marika Koroibete has given the side a huge boost on the eve of their Rugby World Cup opener against Fiji by inking a new two-year contract extension to remain with Australian Rugby...

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

2 days 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...

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...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Russia

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ambitious Japan coach Jamie Joseph is eyeing history as the hosts prepare to kick-off the Rugby World Cup against Russia in Tokyo on Friday.     The Brave Blossoms caused an almighty...

Skipper McInally can be catalyst for Scotland - Hastings

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Captain Stuart McInally can be a catalyst for Scotland at the Rugby World Cup, according to former captain Gavin Hastings.     Scotland begin their campaign on Sunday against Ireland in a...

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

3 days 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...

"He almost single-handedly beat the All Blacks in 2012" - Andy Goode backs Manu Tuilagi to shine at the RWC

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England international Andy Goode knows about the daunting prospect of facing Manu Tuilagi, a player he thinks will shine in Japan.         Manu Tuilagi can help England...