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The Breakdown - A statistical look at England v South Africa

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the help of Opta data, we look at the key numbers ahead of England against South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final.       The Rugby World Cup final is upon us. England and South...

World Rugby Reveals the Nominees for World Player of the Year

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the shortlists for the prestigious Men’s and Women’s 15s Player of the Year awards for 2019, which will be presented at the World Rugby Awards at The Prince Park Tower...

Sports quiz of the week: winners, losers, movers and history makers

9 months ago by The Guardian

Who is in Sydney? Who is in Leicester? And who is at home?Liverpool have started the season with eight wins in a row. Which club once began a top-flight campaign with 11 straight victories?Manchester United...

Biggar confident he's 100 per cent fit to play, says Gatland

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Biggar is confident he is 100 per cent ready to return to action in Wales' Rugby World Cup quarter-final clash with France, according to Warren Gatland.     Biggar missed Wales' final...

Wales trio Biggar, Davies and North passed fit

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Biggar, Jonathan Davies and George North have all overcome fitness concerns to take their place in Wales' team for the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France on Sunday.   Warren Gatland...

England-France & New Zealand-Italy games cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England's Rugby World Cup showdown against France and New Zealand's clash with Italy have been cancelled due to the pending threat of Typhoon Hagibis.   World Rugby announced the two pool fixtures...

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

9 months 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...

Wales confident on Jonathan Davies' fitness

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jonathan Davies is in a race to be fit for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals and Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards is hopeful the centre will be ready.   Davies will miss the final Pool D game...

Michael Cheika bites back at Eddie Jones before Rugby World Cup quarters

9 months ago by The Guardian

Wallabies coach dismisses Jones’ ‘typhoon gods’ commentAustralia and England to meet unless Uruguay beat WalesThe old Randwick rivalry has reignited between Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones, laying...

Rugby World Cup Preview: Australia v Georgia

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dane Haylett-Petty has backed Michael Cheika's approach of chopping and changing at the Rugby World Cup ahead of Australia's final Pool D match against Georgia on Friday.     Cheika has rotated...