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Rugby World Cup Preview: England v New Zealand

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen wants to ensure New Zealand do not repeat past mistakes by getting caught up in the "euphoria" of a quarter-final triumph when they battle England for a place in the Rugby World Cup showpiece.     Two-time...

The Breakdown | The Jones v Hansen coaching clash is worthy of any Rugby World Cup

3 weeks ago by The Guardian

The best four teams may not be in the semi-finals in Japan but without doubt the best four coaches are The World Cup is down to the last four. The best four here? France, feeling hard done by and seeing...

Joe Schmidt sticks his hand up for Ireland's RWC quarter-final exit

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Outgoing Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has taken responsibility for Ireland's failed Rugby World Cup as they failed to surpass the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals in Japan.     Schmidt has...

Semi-finalists England and South Africa climb in world rankings

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

After big wins over Australia and Japan respectively in the Rugby World Cup, England and South Africa moved up in the world rankings.     The Rugby World Cup semi-finals will feature the...

Jack Conan to miss 2020 Six Nations

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster have confirmed that number eight Jack Conan will be out for ‘up to six months’ after surgery on his ankle.   After picking up a foot injury while on international duty, No 8...

Springboks push right buttons and eject hosts Japan

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus was thankful South Africa "knew which buttons to push" to fend off the threat of another Rugby World Cup defeat to Japan.   After their stunning loss to the Brave Blossoms four years...

Springboks power through Japan to book a place in the semis

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Makazole Mapimpi touched down twice as South Africa ended Japan's incredible Rugby World Cup campaign in the quarter-finals.       South Africa gained vengeance for their shock loss...

Saluting Five Japanese Players That Had Outstanding Rugby World Cups

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The host nation for the 2019 Rugby World Cup have been knocked out having lost 3-26 to the Springboks in the quarter-final.    Japan were inspirational as they became the first Asian side to...

Ireland lacked winning experience, says Hansen

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

After New Zealand thrashed Ireland in Tokyo, Steve Hansen highlighted the value of their experience winning competitions.       Head coach Steve Hansen suggested New Zealand's Rugby...

Hansen praises Schmidt and Best after 'magnificent careers' with Ireland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Departing duo Joe Schmidt and Rory Best did a "wonderful job" for Ireland, according to New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen.     Steve Hansen congratulated Joe Schmidt and Rory Best...