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Rugby World Cup 2023 round one review

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eight matches down, another 40 to come – and Rugby World Cup 2023 is already setting a high bar. France and New Zealand defied energy-sapping temperatures at Stade de France to put on...

Chile will become the latest Rugby World Cup debutant

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Los Condores will become the 10th new team to appear at a Rugby World Cup since the tournament's inception in 1987 when they take on Japan in Toulouse on Sunday. We take a look at past tournaments to see...

Four teams vying to be number one in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With points worth double during a Rugby World Cup, there could be some dramatic changes to the Men's World Rugby Rankings over the coming seven weeks. Ireland go into their second consecutive tournament...

Rugby World Cup rookies in the spotlight

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

No player ever forgets their first cap for their country, let alone when it comes on the game’s greatest stage – at a Rugby World Cup. For those rookies fortunate enough to get picked for...

Rugby World Cup 2023 in numbers

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup kicks off in France on September 8. Here, PA looks at some of the numbers behind the tournament’s history. 10 – This is the 10th staging of the World Cup 4 –...

The 2023 Rugby World Cup in numbers

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup kicks off in France on September 8. Today, Ultimate rugby takes a look at some of the numbers behind the tournament’s history. 10 – This is the 10th staging of the...

A Final Curtain Call For the RWC: Pool D

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is rapidly approaching with the days counting down until the best sides across the globe head to France in search of glory. Teams have begun their preparations ahead of the global...

A Final Curtain Call For the RWC: Pool A

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is rapidly approaching with the days counting down until the best sides across the globe head to France in search of glory. Teams have begun their preparations ahead of the global...

Jaco Peyper to referee opening match of Rugby World Cup 2023

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa’s Jaco Peyper will referee the Rugby World Cup 2023 opening match between hosts France and New Zealand at Stade de France on 8 September.   With global excitement building,...

Near-miss proves costly for Wales in World Rugby Men’s Rankings

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

For the first time since January 2008 Wales are below Fiji in the Men's World Rugby Rankings.   Wales’ rating has dropped by 0.51 points to 78.67 points following their 19-17 defeat to England...