Japan make history as fearsome All Blacks march on – the pool stage in numbers

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is headed for the knockout rounds after a dramatic pool stage in which Scotland were the biggest casualties.     Eight teams remain from 20, with hosts Japan – who...

Scotland skipper Laidlaw to weigh up his future

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Captain Greig Laidlaw will consider his Scotland future after Japan denied his team a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.     The 34-year-old scrum-half could not inspire...

Canada players help with Typhoon Hagibis clean-up operation

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Canada players took to the streets of Kamaishi to help with recovery efforts after Typhoon Hagibis prevented them facing Namibia in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.     World Rugby...

Japan make history to raise host nation's spirits

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

When the final whistle was blown on an emotional night in Yokohama, it was evident from the joy on the players' faces that magnificent Japan's history-making triumph over Scotland was about more than rugby.     Typhoon...

Player ratings: Japan vs Scotland

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland   1. Allan Dell - 5   Made 12 tackles.   2. Fraser Brown - 6   Managed to gain a turnover for his side and make a good few tackles.   3. WP Nel - 7   15...

RWC Preview: Japan v Scotland

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan versus Scotland could end up being the most talked-about match that never was.   Typhoon Hagibis, which has already led to two Rugby World Cup fixtures being cancelled, is primed to wipe out...

RWC Preview: United States v Tonga

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu is determined to send retiring captain Siale Piutau out a winner against the United States in a Rugby World Cup contest on Sunday that is still in the hands of the weather.   Typhoon...

Japan v Scotland at Yokohama to go ahead as scheduled

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Full assessment confirms venue ready to host big Pool A match World Rugby praises Yokohama City and match venue Fans advised to plan travel and arrive early Travel services progressively returning...

Namibia v Canada cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Namibia and Canada's final Pool B match at the Rugby World Cup has been cancelled due to the impact of Typhoon Hagibis.   Both teams were aiming to claim a first win of the tournament in Japan,...

Omar Mouneimne previews Japan vs Scotland

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Strategy, Defence and Kicking Coach Omar Mouneimne previews the all important Pool A clash between Japan and Scotland, breaking down keys areas to watch