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Captain Guirado returns to Les Bleus line-up

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Captain Guilhem Guirado has been recalled to the starting XV for France's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with Wales, despite rumours of a bust-up with coach Jacques Brunel.   Hooker Guirado did not...

Success for England is winning the tournament – Robinson

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England will consider anything less than winning the Rugby World Cup as a failure, according to former world champion Jason Robinson.   Eddie Jones' side meet Australia in a quarter-final showdown...

Vunipola 'very likely' to face Australia

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England number eight Billy Vunipola trained on Tuesday and is "very likely" to start Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia, according to assistant coach John Mitchell.   The...

England upbeat over Billy Vunipola's chances of facing Australia

6 days ago by The Guardian

John Mitchell says No 8 ‘very likely’ to start gameSquad train in front of new arrival, Ricky StuartEngland have insisted Billy Vunipola is “very likely” to start their World Cup quarter-final...

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

1 week 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...

Ben Youngs warns Australia best is still to come before World Cup showdown

1 week ago by The Guardian

• Scrum-half says England are yet to show their hand• ‘It is always big whenever you play an Australia fixture’Ben Youngs has warned Australia that England have yet to show their hand at the World...

RWC Preview: United States v Tonga

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu is determined to send retiring captain Siale Piutau out a winner against the United States in a Rugby World Cup contest on Sunday that is still in the hands of the weather.   Typhoon...

Billy Vunipola confident of being fit for England’s World Cup quarter-final

1 week ago by The Guardian

• No 8 suffered a twisted ankle against Argentina• Mako Vunipola also expected to start last-eight tieBilly Vunipola is confident of being fit for England’s World Cup quarter-final next Saturday...

Argentina sign off from Rugby World Cup with convincing win over US

1 week ago by The Guardian

South Americans score seven tries in 47-17 winArgentina finish third after defeats to France and EnglandArgentina ended a disappointing World Cup campaign on a high as they ran in seven tries to hammer...

RWC Preview: Argentina v USA

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina will be without Tomas Lavanini when they round off a disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign against the United States.   Lock Lavanini was banned for four matches after he was sent off...