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Can England, Ireland, South Africa or Wales reign? Ranking the contenders to dethrone the All Blacks

3 hours 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...

Jonny Wilkinson has high hopes for England beyond 'nasty' quarter-final

7 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jonny Wilkinson believes England can win the Rugby World Cup but must first focus on negotiating a potentially tricky path to the semi-finals.     England will be expected to advance to the...

All Blacks boss Hansen condemns 'pretty obvious' Erasmus referee tactics

11 hours 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...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Australia v Fiji

14 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The pressure might be on Australia as they face Fiji at the Rugby World Cup but head coach Michael Cheika is not feeling it.       Michael Cheika insists he is not feeling any great...

Thursday Rugby World Cup Update

19 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

It's been a busy day in Japan with Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Argentina and France all confirming their line ups for the weekend.     We take you through all the line ups, latest news,...

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

22 hours 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...

Brunel backs Ntamack over Lopez for RWC opener

22 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

France coach Jacques Brunel has announced his team for the Pool C match against Argentina in Tokyo Stadium on Saturday, 21 September.     The French head coach has backed the Toulouse...

Fiji name strong squad to face Australia

22 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fiji head coach John McKee has named a powerhouse 23 to face Australia in their opening Pool D match against Australia on Saturday.     Six players in Fiji's starting line-up also started...

The Miracle of Brighton - How beating the Springboks set the stage for Japan

23 hours 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...

Skipper McInally can be catalyst for Scotland - Hastings

1 day 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...