rugbyworldcup2023

Portugal reach record high in World Rugby Men’s Rankings

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Os Lobos’ 24-23 victory over Fiji in Toulouse – their first win in Rugby World Cup history – rounds off the pool phase in style.     Portugal have climbed three places...

Rugby World Cup Review: Portugal’s delight

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The quarter-finals are confirmed. Fiji were the last side to qualify for the knockout phase of Rugby World Cup 2023 in the final match of the pool stage on Sunday evening, but the night was Portugal’s...

Taulupe Faletau ruled out of World Cup after breaking arm against Georgia

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Number eight will play no further part in the tournament following injury.  Wales were left to count the cost of their Rugby World Cup victory over Georgia after number eight Taulupe Faletau suffered...

WAL 43-19 GEO: Wales reaction (Reffell, captain Lake, head coach Gatland, Costelow, Rees-Zammit, Rowlands)

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Reaction from Wales' Mastercard Player of the Match Tommy Reffell, captain Dewi Lake, head coach Warren Gatland, fly-half Sam Costelow, winger Louis Rees-Zammit and second-row Will Rowlands following their...

WAL 43-19 GEO: Georgia reaction (head coach Maisashvili, captain Sharikadze, coach Brown, Lobzhanidze)

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Reaction from Georgia head coach Levan Maisashvili, captain Merab Sharikadze, attack coach Cory Brown and scrum-half Vasil Lobzhanidze following their 43-19 loss against Wales in Pool C at Stade de la...

Match Preview: Fiji v Portugal

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Here it is. The 40th and final match of the pool phase at Rugby World Cup 2023.  Fiji have been one of the standout teams of the tournament, following up a so-near, so-far defeat to Wales with victories...

POR eve of match (v FIJ): assistant coach Mirra, Madeira, Ferreira

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

João Mirra, assistant coach On the match against Fiji in general: “Anything can happen in terms of tactics. We have done well so far. It will be a great challenge for our team. We will need...

Match Preview: Wales v Georgia

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales have already qualified for the quarter-finals, but a point here against Georgia will ensure top spot in Pool C and set up a last-eight match against the second-placed team from Pool D in Marseille...

Lima in at 12 and captain, Appleton out - Portugal name team to play Fiji

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Portugal head coach Patrice Lagisquet has announced his squad to face Fiji at Stadium de Toulouse on Sunday, 8 October. Portugal head coach Patrice Lagisquet has announced his squad to face Fiji in Toulouse...

Mike Forshaw expecting ‘ferocious 80 minutes’ when Wales face Georgia

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mike Forshaw has predicted a “ferocious 80 minutes” when Wales look to maintain their unbeaten Rugby World Cup campaign on Saturday. Wales qualified for the quarter-finals with victory over...