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Italy: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

1 month 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...

France reaction (Alldritt, head coach Galthié, captain Ollivon, Lucu, Jalibert, Bourgarit, Flament, Ramos)

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

MIXED ZONE  Matthieu Jalibert, fly-half On France’s fast start: "Just like the All Blacks last week, when they practically won the match in 20 minutes, that's really what we wanted to do:...

Head coach Foster, Beauden Barrett, Scott Barrett (NZL) - 'We love big occasions where there's no tomorrow'

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Comments from New Zealand head coach Foster, full-back Beauden Barrett and second-row Scott Barrett at a media briefing on Friday, 6 October, after their 73-0 victory over Uruguay in Pool A at OL Stadium...

RWC Match Day Programme France vs Italy

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

There’s a lot riding on the final match of Pool A in Lyon. Host nation France will want to book their place in the quarter-finals with a perfect four wins from four pool phase matches. For the...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: France v Italy

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

There’s a lot riding on the final match of Pool A in Lyon. Host nation France will want to book their place in the quarter-finals with a perfect four wins from four pool phase matches. Maxime Lucu...

RWC Match Day Programme New Zealand vs Uruguay

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

NIt’s a simple equation. A bonus-point win and New Zealand are heading to the quarter-finals, no matter what happens between France and Italy at the same venue on Friday night. Thirteen places...

Santiago Vilaseca (URU): 'The whole country is excited'

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

LYON - Santiago Vilaseca, former Uruguay captain and brother of the current captain, Andres Vilaseca, reveals what it is like inside and outside the camp as Los Teros prepare for the most eagerly anticipated...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: New Zealand v Uruguay

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks’ big win over Italy last week means that they are in a strong position heading into their final Pool A match against Uruguay in Lyon. It’s a simple equation. A bonus-point win...

World Rugby Men's Rankings preview: 5-8 October, 2023

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the final round of Rugby World Cup 2023 pool matches in France. Permutation highlights: With Ireland, France and New Zealand unable to improve...

Italy make five changes looking to bounce back in upset

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Kieran Crowley has made several changes to the side that was demolished by New Zealand in hopes of securing an upset against France this weekend. Michele Lamaro leads the Azzurri from...