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World Rankings Permutations: The All Blacks reign under threat from European trio

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

A total of four nations could end the test weekend as the highest-ranked side in the World Rugby Rankings, two of them for the first time in history.   Here is how the Rankings stand heading into...

Five-Try Triumph Gets Ireland Up And Running

3 days ago by Irish Rugby News

Ireland’s extended squad got their first game of the season under their belts as they recorded a 29-10 victory over Italy at the Aviva Stadium. The GUINNESS Summer Series opener saw Joe Schmidt’s...

O'Mahony: Players can't take their foot off the gas despite injury concerns

4 days ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

Peter O'Mahony says no player can afford to give less than 100% in Ireland's World Cup warm-up games – despite Joey Carbery's injury scare against Italy.

Cullen sizes up World Cup contenders

5 days ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

Ireland’s win over Italy at the weekend told us little about the eventual destination of the Webb Ellis trophy this year – for that you had to look to the other side of the world.

Latest World Rankings

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts Japan equal their best-ever World Rugby Ranking after winning the Pacific Nations Cup while England moved up a place after ending Wales' record winning run.   Wales failed...

Ireland Begin World Cup Build-Up With Five-Try Win

5 days ago by Irish Rugby News

Joey Carbery, Dave Kearney, man-of-the-match Andrew Conway, Jordi Murphy and replacement Kieran Marmion all touched down as Ireland kicked off their Rugby World Cup warm-up schedule with a 29-10 victory...

Eddie Jones names his 31-man England squad for the Rugby World Cup

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men’s head coach Eddie Jones has confirmed his official 31-man squad to participate in the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan beginning next month.   Owen Farrell will captain England in...

Weekend Round Up

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wonderful Wallabies hand All Blacks joint-heaviest defeat     Scott Barrett's first-half red card gave Australia the impetus to dismantle Bledisloe Cup rivals New Zealand in the Rugby...

Schmidt: It Was A Good Starting Point For Jean

6 days ago by Irish Rugby News

Joe Schmidt was pleased with the impact made by debutant Jean Kleyn as Ireland began their Rugby World Cup warm-up games with a 29-10 victory over Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Along with his...

Joey Carbery taken off with ankle injury as Ireland beat Italy in Dublin

6 days ago by Rugby Dump

Ireland recorded a comfortable 29-10 victory against Italy in the first European Rugby World Cup warm-up match in Dublin on Saturday, but have been left to sweat over a worrying ankle injury for fly-half...