Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan 38-19 Samoa

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kotaru Matsushima scored a late and potentially crucial bonus-point clinching try as Japan remained on track for a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals by winning 38-19 against Samoa.     Hosts...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Samoa

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan have recalled Michael Leitch to their starting XV for Saturday's clash with Samoa, with Jamie Joseph urging the Brave Blossoms to capitalise on their stunning Rugby World Cup win over Ireland.     The...

Serene England in hunt for statement World Cup win against Argentina

4 months ago by The Guardian

Eddie Jones is eager for his team to stick to their plan and arrive at the knockout stages with gathering momentumCompared to their last three Rugby World Cup campaigns things are going almost unnervingly...

Rugby World Cup 2019: England v Argentina

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones believes England's scrum can be a "real weapon" in their Rugby World Cup clash with Argentina in Tokyo on Saturday.     England sit top of Pool C after two bonus-point victories...

Best-laid plans need to be flexible as Rugby World Cup reaches crunch time | Ben Ryan

4 months ago by The Guardian

For South Africa, Australia and Ireland it is a case of tweaking blueprints having already scrutinised every tournament detailJamie Joseph, Japan’s head coach, talked about planning for the Ireland game...

Rob Penny appointed Waratahs Head Coach

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Waratahs can announce that Rob Penney has been appointed Head Coach for the 2020 Super Rugby season.   The former Munster Head Coach has signed a three-year deal with NSW Rugby, seeing him remain...

RWC Preview: New Zealand v Canada

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen is hopeful Beauden Barrett's performance levels will improve even further playing alongside his brothers in New Zealand's next pool match at the Rugby World Cup.     The All Blacks...

Springboks have to consider Japan and not Ireland down the road

4 months ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

Well, well, well. There was a buzz around the Springbok camp with the news that Japan had beaten Ireland 19-12 just before South Africa were due to kick-off against Namibia.

Springboks call up Willemse as stars of Namibia win keep places

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa have been forced to call up Damian Willemse to replace the injured Jesse Kriel in their Rugby World Cup squad, while the Springboks are keeping faith with three forwards who impressed against...

Jesse Kriel ruled out of the World Cup

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks have today confirmed that Jessie Kriel has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after he sustained a hamstring injury in the opening match of the tournament against New Zealand.     The...