No advantage gained from spying - Mitchell

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England defence coach John Mitchell does not believe New Zealand would benefit from seeing what England are up to in training.     John Mitchell wished New Zealand good luck if they want to...

Semi-finalists England and South Africa climb in world rankings

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

After big wins over Australia and Japan respectively in the Rugby World Cup, England and South Africa moved up in the world rankings.     The Rugby World Cup semi-finals will feature the...

Saluting Five Japanese Players That Had Outstanding Rugby World Cups

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The host nation for the 2019 Rugby World Cup have been knocked out having lost 3-26 to the Springboks in the quarter-final.    Japan were inspirational as they became the first Asian side to...

Hansen 'quite happy' All Blacks avoided in-form Japan

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen is "quite happy" to see Japan on the opposite side of the draw to New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup - but knows Ireland will be a tough test in the quarter-finals.   Tournament...

Japan v Scotland at Yokohama to go ahead as scheduled

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Full assessment confirms venue ready to host big Pool A match World Rugby praises Yokohama City and match venue Fans advised to plan travel and arrive early Travel services progressively returning...

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...

Townsend wary of well-rested Japan

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gregor Townsend says Scotland have momentum to take into their crunch Rugby World Cup clash with Japan, but he expects the well-rested hosts to be prepared for the occasion.     Scotland's...

RWC Preview: Scotland v Russia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gregor Townsend is not expecting an easy ride against Russia when Scotland attempt to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals alive on Wednesday.     Scotland...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan 38-19 Samoa

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kotaru Matsushima scored a late and potentially crucial bonus-point clinching try as Japan remained on track for a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals by winning 38-19 against Samoa.     Hosts...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Samoa

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan have recalled Michael Leitch to their starting XV for Saturday's clash with Samoa, with Jamie Joseph urging the Brave Blossoms to capitalise on their stunning Rugby World Cup win over Ireland.     The...