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The Breakdown - A statistical look at England v South Africa

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the help of Opta data, we look at the key numbers ahead of England against South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final.       The Rugby World Cup final is upon us. England and South...

WATCH: The four tries shortlisted for the Try of the Year

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The contenders for the International Rugby Players (IRP) Try of the Year 2019 have been revealed, with the winner to be announced at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on 3 November.     Three...

Springboks without star man Kolbe for semi-final clash

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Powerful winger Sbu Nkosi has been drafted into the Springbok starting line-up for Sunday’s gripping Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales at the Yokohama International Stadium     Nkosi...

New Zealand name strongest team as Brodie Retallick returns for World Cup quarter-final

7 months ago by The Guardian

Captain Kieran Read also back in side for game in Tokyo We are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please help us by supporting our independent journalismLock Brodie Retallick has returned for the All...

Sexton surprised by Ireland critics

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton is baffled by "strange" criticism of Ireland and assures they have belief that New Zealand can be dethroned at Tokyo Stadium on Saturday.   Joe Schmidt's side put a...

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

7 months 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

7 months 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,...

RWC Review: Ireland 47-5 Samoa

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton claimed an 18-point haul as Ireland sealed their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with a 47-5 thrashing of Samoa despite Bundee Aki's red card.   Ireland knew maximum points...

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

7 months 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

7 months 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...