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...

Proposed “50/22” law to be trialed in South Africa

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has toyed with the idea of the 50/22 law being appointed from rugby league to union and now a trial will be done in South Africa as soon as next week.   The SA Rugby Under-19 Championship...

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...

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

22 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...

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.