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Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Russia

22 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ambitious Japan coach Jamie Joseph is eyeing history as the hosts prepare to kick-off the Rugby World Cup against Russia in Tokyo on Friday.     The Brave Blossoms caused an almighty...

The Miracle of Brighton - How beating the Springboks set the stage for Japan

12 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan were meant to stand no chance against mighty South Africa but sprang the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history in Brighton.         Shortly after breakfast on September...

Skipper McInally can be catalyst for Scotland - Hastings

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Captain Stuart McInally can be a catalyst for Scotland at the Rugby World Cup, according to former captain Gavin Hastings.     Scotland begin their campaign on Sunday against Ireland in a...

Rugby World Cup Update

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

An update from Japan as we are just two days away from the start of the tournament.         Hosts Japan name team for Rugby World Cup opener against Russia     FULL...

Rugby World Cup: Pool A Preview

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

It is difficult to look past Ireland to top Pool A with only Scotland likely to spoil their party.     All eyes will, however, be on Japan as hosts but also after they have done everything...

Five breakthrough talents to watch in Japan

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, we look at five young players capable of making their mark on the international stage.         The Rugby World Cup is the greatest...

Rugby World Cup Update

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Robbie Henshaw unlikely to feature against Scotland   #RWC2019 Reasonably positive news on Robbie Henshaw @henshawrob after the scan. He is unlikely to feature v @Scotlandteam He...

Ireland optimistic over Henshaw despite hamstring injury

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Despite suffering a hamstring problem in training, Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw will not be heading home early from Japan.     Ireland remain "reasonably positive" over Robbie Henshaw's...

Four Smaller Rugby World Cup Games Worth Tuning In For

4 days 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...

Connacht Finish With A Flourish Against Ireland’s Pool Opponents

1 week ago by Irish Rugby News

Two weeks before they open the Rugby World Cup against tournament hosts Japan, the Russian national team went down 42-14 to fast-finishing Connacht whose late flurry included a brace of tries from Stephen...