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

1 day 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...

Namibia v Canada cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Namibia and Canada's final Pool B match at the Rugby World Cup has been cancelled due to the impact of Typhoon Hagibis.   Both teams were aiming to claim a first win of the tournament in Japan,...

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

3 days 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...

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa 66-7 Canada

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa delivered a statement of intent as they thrashed Canada 66-7 to book their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals in style.     Rassie Erasmus insisted there would...

RWC Preview: South Africa v Canada

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus expects no drop in quality from his much-changed side when they take on Canada in the Rugby World Cup.     Erasmus has made 13 changes for Tuesday's Pool...

Springboks make changes for Canada clash

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa have made 13 changes to their starting side to face Canada at the Rugby World Cup on Tuesday.   After losing to the All Blacks in their opener, the Springboks have claimed comfortable...

RWC Review: New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks produced a dominant second half to thrash Namibia 71-9 at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.   After a sloppy start, New Zealand improved after the break in Chofu on their way to a third...

South Africa v Italy: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!

1 week ago by The Guardian

Rugby World Cup pdates from the Pool B game in ShizuokaAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Richard or tweet him with your thoughts on the match 11.48am BST It’s Pool B’s day of reckoning....

Rugby World Cup Pre-Match Facts: South Africa vs Italy

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks are third in Pool B, behind Italy and New Zealand after losing to the All Blacks in their first match of the tournament.     South Africa responded to their loss to the defending...

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa v Italy

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus says South Africa are suffering from "a few butterflies" as they prepare for a "do-or-die" Rugby World Cup showdown with Italy at Shizuoka Stadium on Friday.     The Springboks...