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Rugby World Cup 2023 in numbers

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup kicks off in France on September 8. Here, PA looks at some of the numbers behind the tournament’s history. 10 – This is the 10th staging of the World Cup 4 –...

Rankings suggest Ireland or France can land a first World Cup

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There is a neat statistical symmetry that suggests the 2023 Rugby World Cup might be won by Ireland or France. Since the sport’s world rankings were launched 20 years ago, all five subsequent world...

The 2023 Rugby World Cup in numbers

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup kicks off in France on September 8. Today, Ultimate rugby takes a look at some of the numbers behind the tournament’s history. 10 – This is the 10th staging of the...

Warren Gatland plans patient approach but also surprises from Wales at World Cup

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The New Zealander has an outstanding Rugby World Cup record as Wales boss. Wales know they are in safe hands when Warren Gatland leads them to his fourth Rugby World Cup as head coach. But it could prove...

Switching sides: Who's found a new nationality for the World Cup

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks may have voted against the law change, but they have taken advantage by turning their South African-born lock Jean Kleyn from a five-time Irish international who played twice at the last...

Talking points ahead of 2023 Rugby World Cup in France

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the most eagerly-awaited tournaments in Rugby World Cup history will unfold in France during September and October. It takes place across nine host cities – Paris, Toulouse, Marseille, Bordeaux,...

Melbourne Rebels sign Fiji assistant coach

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Flying Fijians assistant coach Brad Harris has penned a multi-year deal as a defensive coach with the Melbourne Rebels until at least the end of the 2025 season.  Melbourne Rebels in a statement...

Toutai Kefu says Tonga have a 'different class of side with massive X-factor'

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga sit on the difficult side of the draw and lost all three matches at the 2023 Pacific Nations Cup. But they have included five former All Blacks and ex-Australia forward Adam Coleman in their squad,...

Fiji lead high Pacific island hopes at Rugby World Cup

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fiji head into the upcoming Rugby World Cup in France buoyed by their first-ever win over England and hoping to end a 16-year wait for a Pacific island nation to reach the knockout stage. The Flying Fijians...

The World Cup Centurions: Ireland

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is only a few days away. And while there is plenty of young and hungry talent going into this years edition looking to prove themselves and create their own legacies, we...