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All Blacks not invincible, but worthy favourites

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand may have chinks in the armour, but write them off at your peril as they attempt to make history in Japan.       Talk of two-time defending champions New Zealand being vulnerable...

Five players who can consider themselves unfortunate to miss the Rugby World Cup in Japan

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at five top players who might consider themselves unfortunate to miss the Rugby World Cup in Japan.       The world's best are converging on Japan for the 2019 Rugby...

Predicting Ireland's team to face Scotland

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt heads into his opening 2019 Rugby World Cup match with Scotland with a number of his front line backs under an injury cloud.     However, the New Zealander does have a full stocked...

Thunderstorm could put Ireland's opener at risk

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland's World Cup opening clash with Scotland could be in danger if a forecasted thunderstorm arrives in Yokohama this weekend.     Joe Schmidt's side are due to take on the Scots at...

Rob Kearney in contention for Scotland match despite calf injury

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland's Rob Kearney is in doubt for the World Cup opener against Scotland after the full-back suffered what an IRFU spokesperson described as "a bit of tightness in his calf.”   But the...

Japan capable of shocking Ireland, warns O'Driscoll

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan defeated South Africa four years ago and Ireland great Brian O'Driscoll believes they could provide another Rugby World Cup upset.     Brian O'Driscoll has warned Ireland that Japan...

Kearney adds to Ireland's injury worries

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland fullback Rob Kearney has emerged as a major doubt for Ireland’s World Cup opener against Scotland on Sunday according to multiple reports.     It is understood that veteran...

Rugby World Cup: Pool A Preview

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

It is difficult to look past Ireland to top Pool A with only Scotland likely to spoil their party.     All eyes will, however, be on Japan as hosts but also after they have done everything...

Ireland optimistic over Henshaw despite hamstring injury

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Despite suffering a hamstring problem in training, Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw will not be heading home early from Japan.     Ireland remain "reasonably positive" over Robbie Henshaw's...

Rugby World Cup Update

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Robbie Henshaw unlikely to feature against Scotland   #RWC2019 Reasonably positive news on Robbie Henshaw @henshawrob after the scan. He is unlikely to feature v @Scotlandteam He...