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

50 minutes 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...

Scotland skipper Laidlaw to weigh up his future

3 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Captain Greig Laidlaw will consider his Scotland future after Japan denied his team a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.     The 34-year-old scrum-half could not inspire...

Japan make history to raise host nation's spirits

5 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

When the final whistle was blown on an emotional night in Yokohama, it was evident from the joy on the players' faces that magnificent Japan's history-making triumph over Scotland was about more than rugby.     Typhoon...

RWC Preview: Japan v Scotland

23 hours 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 day 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...

Scotland's hopes in the balance with inspection to follow Typhoon Hagibis

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby will undertake a venue inspection following the passing of Typhoon Hagibis before deciding whether Scotland's crunch Rugby World Cup clash against Japan goes ahead.   The Pool A fixture...

RWC Preview: Ireland v Samoa

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt vowed Ireland will leave nothing to chance when they take on Samoa in their final Rugby World Cup pool match.     Saturday's encounter in Fukuoka was in doubt due to Typhoon Hagibis,...

Japan makes 4 changes to face Scotland

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan coach Jamie Joseph has named his team for the Pool A match against Scotland at Yokohama Stadium on Sunday 13 October.     The side sees four changes to the starting XV which...

Joe Schmidt wants Ireland to focus on Samoa amid World Cup uncertainty

3 days ago by The Guardian

Super Typhoon Hagibis has left two games cancelledJapan v Scotland could yet get called off by World RugbyJoe Schmidt has admitted the uncertainty around super Typhoon Hagibis has created a “distraction”...

Henshaw returns for Ireland as Schmidt rings the changes

3 days 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...