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How the Springboks could line up against New Zealand

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup officially kicks off on Friday with hosts Japan facing off against Russia as Jamie Joseph looks to get a win in their opening game, a feat England managed in 2015 against Fiji.     However, the...

Rugby World Cup: Pool A Preview

13 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

It is difficult to look past Ireland to top Pool A with only Scotland likely to spoil their party.     All eyes will, however, be on Japan as hosts but also after they have done everything...

Five breakthrough talents to watch in Japan

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, we look at five young players capable of making their mark on the international stage.         The Rugby World Cup is the greatest...

Rugby World Cup Update

16 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Robbie Henshaw unlikely to feature against Scotland   #RWC2019 Reasonably positive news on Robbie Henshaw @henshawrob after the scan. He is unlikely to feature v @Scotlandteam He...

Ireland optimistic over Henshaw despite hamstring injury

16 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Despite suffering a hamstring problem in training, Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw will not be heading home early from Japan.     Ireland remain "reasonably positive" over Robbie Henshaw's...

Four Smaller Rugby World Cup Games Worth Tuning In For

1 day 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...

"We are preparing for a game that’s 20-times faster (than we are used to)" - Russia Head coach Lyn Jones

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Russia sneaked into the Rugby World Cup after Romania and Spain were disqualified for multiple eligibility breaches during qualifying for the competition as they fielded ineligible players.     The...

Number of Kiwi coaches at World Cup prompts questions over health of global rugby | Matt McIlraith

5 days ago by The Guardian

With seven New Zealanders leading teams in Japan, the diversity of the game may not be evolving at the highest levelAs the ninth Rugby World Cup approaches, the bookmakers’ odds on a Kiwi getting his...

Rugby World Cup: how well will your country do in the tournament?

5 days ago by The Guardian

How far will your team go? Who are your standout players? What is the mood like in your country before the tournament?The ninth Rugby World Cup begins in Japan next Friday, with the host nation taking...

Connacht Finish With A Flourish Against Ireland’s Pool Opponents

6 days ago by Irish Rugby News

Two weeks before they open the Rugby World Cup against tournament hosts Japan, the Russian national team went down 42-14 to fast-finishing Connacht whose late flurry included a brace of tries from Stephen...