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Clinical Springboks, happy hosts, Irish de ja vu – the top Opta facts

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa were crowned champions at the end of an enthralling Rugby World Cup on Saturday.   The tournament in Japan proved a huge success, with packed-out venues and fervent support from a nation...

Sparring over as big guns brace for battle

1 month ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

There are three changes from the starting line-up Joe Schmidt sent out against Samoa last Saturday for Ireland’s final Pool A game in Fukuoka.

England-France & New Zealand-Italy games cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England's Rugby World Cup showdown against France and New Zealand's clash with Italy have been cancelled due to the pending threat of Typhoon Hagibis.   World Rugby announced the two pool fixtures...

Aki Receives Three Week Suspension

1 month ago by Irish Rugby News

Ireland centre Bundee Aki has been given a three week suspension by a World Rugby judiciary committee following his red card in the game against Samoa. After the hearing the IRFU issued the following statement....

Bundee Aki gets a 3 week ban

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland centre Bundee Aki attended a disciplinary hearing on 14 October having received a red card from referee Nic Berry for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous tackle) in Ireland’s...

Johnny Sexton urges Ireland to peak against All Blacks at Rugby World Cup

1 month ago by The Guardian

• Fly-half urges his side to produce top form in quarter-final• Bundee Aki faces disciplinary hearing after Samoa red cardJohnny Sexton has questioned the “strange” negativity around Ireland’s...

Highlights: Ireland v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland booked their spot in the quarter-finals with a 47-5 win over Samoa in the teams final pool matches at the Rugby World Cup. Ireland started strongly and ran in three tries to build a 21-0 lead,...

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...

How Ireland can avoid All Blacks quarter-final

1 month ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

Ireland's bonus-point victory over Samoa ensured progression to the quarter-finals, and Joe Schmidt's side still have a chance of avoiding New Zealand.

WATCH: Bundee Aki the latest red card offender

1 month ago by Rugby Dump

Ireland centre Bundee Aki was shown a straight red card against Samoa on Saturday for a high tackle in the first half in Fukuoka.