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Latest World Rankings: England win ends long wait to top rankings

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England have returned to the top of the World Rankings for the first time in 15 years with their Rugby World Cup 2019 final opponents South Africa now breathing down their necks.     England...

England World Cup win would be best ever - Dallaglio

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lawrence Dallaglio was a key member of the England team that won the 2003 Rugby World Cup but feels glory in 2019 would stand apart.       Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio...

England 19-7 New Zealand

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England dethroned New Zealand with a magnificent performance in Yokohama to set up a final against South Africa or Wales.         Manu Tuilagi's early try set the tone as England shattered...

What does Cheslin Kolbe's replacement Sbu Nkosi bring to the Springbok side?

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks will be without their star winger Cheslin Kolbe for their semi-final clash with Wales at Yokohama Stadium on Sunday.     Kolbe has been sensational since linking up with the...

Springboks without star man Kolbe for semi-final clash

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Powerful winger Sbu Nkosi has been drafted into the Springbok starting line-up for Sunday’s gripping Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales at the Yokohama International Stadium     Nkosi...

Semi-finalists England and South Africa climb in world rankings

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

After big wins over Australia and Japan respectively in the Rugby World Cup, England and South Africa moved up in the world rankings.     The Rugby World Cup semi-finals will feature the...

England’s Kyle Sinckler hits self-control switch to frustrate the baiters

4 weeks ago by The Guardian

Prop forward belies hothead reputation by ignoring Australia’s goading to play a key role in World Cup quarter-final victoryWhen Warren Gatland said Kyle Sinckler had “a few demons to deal with”...

Springboks push right buttons and eject hosts Japan

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus was thankful South Africa "knew which buttons to push" to fend off the threat of another Rugby World Cup defeat to Japan.   After their stunning loss to the Brave Blossoms four years...

RWC Preview: Wales vs France

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland is happy for Wales to fly under the radar at the Rugby World Cup, even if they are strong favourites to see off France and reach the semi-finals.   Australia coach Michael Cheika...

O'Driscoll's words prophetic as showpiece comes year too late for Ireland

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland enjoyed one of their greatest years in 2018, but they looked a shadow of their former selves as they crashed out of the World Cup.     In an interview with Omnisport last April, the...