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Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand 63-0 Canada

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Barrett brothers celebrated making Rugby World Cup history by scoring a try apiece as ruthless holders New Zealand hammered Canada 63-0 at Oita Stadium on Wednesday.     Beauden Barrett,...

Rugby World Cup 2019 Preview: England v United States

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

 Stand-in captain George Ford is raring to go against the United States as England have to quickly put a gruelling Rugby World Cup opener behind them.     England were far too...

Schalk Brits starts in the back row and leads the Boks against Namibia

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has named his team for the Pool B match against Namibia at City of Toyota Stadium on Saturday, 28 September:   The Springboks have rotated their squad for Saturday’s...

Rugby World Cup 2019 Preview: Italy v Canada

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Only five players who started against Namibia remain for Italy's clash with Canada in Pool B on Thursday.       Italy's strength in depth will be tested when they face Canada in the...

“We can come back from this” - Erasmus

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks’ 23-13 defeat by New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup opener had not deflated the belief of Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby, that South Africa could win the trophy for a third time.     It...

"We know they are going to be ferocious and full of pride and passion". - Eddie Jones

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England have prepared a specific plan to counter the strengths of Tonga in their World Cup opener, according to Eddie Jones.         Eddie Jones stressed the importance of England...

Kolisi urges fast start for Springboks against All Blacks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having been humbled by Japan in their 2015 Rugby World Cup opener, South Africa will be hoping for a much better start against New Zealand.       South Africa captain Siya Kolisi...

Can England, Ireland, South Africa or Wales reign? Ranking the contenders to dethrone the All Blacks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

It may not prove to be the case in the long run, but New Zealand feel a little vulnerable going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup.     Having failed to win this year's shortened version of the...

Selecting a RWC 2019 XV with just one player from a country

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Rugby World Cup is just days away and we can look forward to seeing some of the greatest talents from around the world come together and compete.      Here's a combined...

Four Smaller Rugby World Cup Games Worth Tuning In For

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off next week and while everyone is looking forward to those big clashes involving the tier 1 nations, such as New Zealand v South Africa and Ireland v Scotland, we...