rugbyworldcup2023

RWC Match Day Programme: England vs South Africa

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Four years ago in Japan, South Africa triumphed over a very strong England side that had nullified an All Blacks team in the semi-final. The same All Blacks team that had beaten the Springboks in their...

RWC Match Day Programme New Zealand vs Argentina

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Only four teams remain and tonight, we will find out who will reign supreme and book their ticket into the final set to take place next week. Although both teams suffered deafeats in their opening pool...

France: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Passion, exhilaration, devastation: France's Rugby World Cup 2023 campaign explored the extremes of emotion. Abiding memoryIt’s difficult to pin one down after the emotional roller-coaster that...

Quarter-Final Preview: France v South Africa

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The last of the quarter-finals. One semi-final place up for grabs. The hosts  - second in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings powered by Capgemini - against the defending champions and...

France v South Africa - Three key contests

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The last quarter-final of this scintillating weekend of rugby sees hosts and three-time finalists France - who are aiming for a first semi-final since 2011 - tackle defending champions South...

France captain Antoine Dupont fit and ‘fully ready’ for World Cup quarter-final

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dupont suffered a broken cheekbone against Namibia. Captain Antoine Dupont has declared himself “fully ready” to lead France in Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final against South Africa...

Romania: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Romania had three tough tests in the 'pool of death' before pushing Tonga hard in their final game. Abiding memory Scrum-half Florin Surugiu's beaming face as he jumped to his feet after scoring...

Stats review - what do the figures reveal about the teams heading home?

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland and Australia were the two topped-rank teams to miss out on the knockout stage at Rugby World Cup 2023, but there was plenty to be positive about for teams such as Portugal, Georgia and Tonga. Pool...

Italy: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With 24 of their 33-man squad competing at their first Rugby World Cup and an overall average age of 26 it was always likely to be a tough task for Italy to progress to the knockout stages for the first...

Match Preview: Fiji v Portugal

8 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...