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Rugby World Cup: Pool B Preview

21 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Apart from Pool C this is the most talked about group with the current World Champions involved and up against a South African side that in the last 18 months have managed to claw their way back in contention....

Four Smaller Rugby World Cup Games Worth Tuning In For

3 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...

"Trying to do things that no one else has ever done before is a hallmark of what New Zealand people are about" - Steve Hansen

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aiming for a third straight Rugby World Cup title, Steve Hansen and the All Blacks are excited.     Steve Hansen insisted the All Blacks were embracing the pressure of trying to win a third...

Bok Prop Nyakane expected to be fit for World Cup opener

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A knee sprain sustained in South Africa's win over Japan on Friday will not stop Trevor Nyakane being ready for the Rugby World Cup.     South Africa expect Trevor Nyakane to be fit for...

Fourth Rugby World Cup looms for prolific try-scoring Canada winger DTH van der Merwe

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head coach Kingsley Jones has announced the 31-player World Cup roster that will represent Canada at the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) in Japan.   Canada is one of 20 nations that have qualified for...

Namibia Name RWC Squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Phil Davies has named a 31-man Namibia squad with an abundance of Rugby World Cup experience for the upcoming tournament in Japan.   Veteran scrum-half Eugene Jantjies will travel to a fourth Rugby...

Russia Name RWC Squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Russia head coach Lyn Jones has named his 31-man squad for Japan 2019, including eight players who also appeared during the Bears’ Rugby World Cup debut in New Zealand eight years ago.   Eight...

Les Bleus pile on the points as Rugby World Cup looms

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

France showed moments of brilliance and some familiar failings in beating Italy 47-19 at the Stade de France on Friday.     France gave coach Jacques Brunel plenty of food for thought ahead...

Franks & Squire left out of All Blacks' Rugby World Cup squad

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand opted to leave 108-time international Owen Franks out of their Rugby World Cup squad, along with experienced blindside flanker Liam Squire who had made himself available for the squad as a...

Springboks Name Rugby World Cup Squad

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus has named his Springbok Rugby World Cup squad.   The squad named features three players attending their third Rugby World Cup – Frans Steyn, Tendai Mtawarira and Francois Louw...