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WATCH: The four tries shortlisted for the Try of the Year

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The contenders for the International Rugby Players (IRP) Try of the Year 2019 have been revealed, with the winner to be announced at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on 3 November.     Three...

Sports quiz of the week: winners, losers, movers and history makers

1 month ago by The Guardian

Who is in Sydney? Who is in Leicester? And who is at home?Liverpool have started the season with eight wins in a row. Which club once began a top-flight campaign with 11 straight victories?Manchester United...

Sexton surprised by Ireland critics

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton is baffled by "strange" criticism of Ireland and assures they have belief that New Zealand can be dethroned at Tokyo Stadium on Saturday.   Joe Schmidt's side put a...

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

1 month 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...

RWC Preview: Japan v Scotland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan versus Scotland could end up being the most talked-about match that never was.   Typhoon Hagibis, which has already led to two Rugby World Cup fixtures being cancelled, is primed to wipe out...

RWC Review: Ireland 47-5 Samoa

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton claimed an 18-point haul as Ireland sealed their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with a 47-5 thrashing of Samoa despite Bundee Aki's red card.   Ireland knew maximum points...

Henshaw returns for Ireland as Schmidt rings the changes

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Robbie Henshaw will make his first appearance of the Rugby World Cup after the centre was named in Joe Schmidt's Ireland side for the crucial Pool A clash with Samoa.   Henshaw has missed Ireland's...

The Daily Donal Vlog: Scotland's win is good news as Ireland gets 'locked and loaded' for Samoa clash

1 month ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

In his daily dispatch Donal reflects on the possible impact of typhoon Hagibis and looks forward to Ireland's crunch clash with Samoa in light fo Scotland's demolition of Russia.

Scotland run in nine tries to hammer Russia and keep World Cup hopes alive

1 month ago by The Guardian

• George Horne scored hat-trick as Scotland run riot in Shizuoka• Victory is Scotland’s biggest win in 15 yearsThat’s the easy part done, the hard bit is still to come. Scotland beat Russia 61-0,...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Scotland 61-0 Russia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland secured a crucial bonus point in their 61-0 win over Russia to propel themselves into a decisive Pool A clash with Rugby World Cup hosts Japan.     Gregor Townsend's side knew...