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England-France & New Zealand-Italy games cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

England's Rugby World Cup showdown against France and New Zealand's clash with Italy have been cancelled due to the pending threat of Typhoon Hagibis.   World Rugby announced the two pool fixtures...

Bundee Aki gets a 3 week ban

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland centre Bundee Aki attended a disciplinary hearing on 14 October having received a red card from referee Nic Berry for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous tackle) in Ireland’s...

Highlights: Ireland v Samoa - Rugby World Cup 2019

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland booked their spot in the quarter-finals with a 47-5 win over Samoa in the teams final pool matches at the Rugby World Cup. Ireland started strongly and ran in three tries to build a 21-0 lead,...

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

1 week 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...

RWC Preview: Japan v Scotland

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan versus Scotland could end up being the most talked-about match that never was.   Typhoon Hagibis, which has already led to two Rugby World Cup fixtures being cancelled, is primed to wipe out...

RWC Review: Ireland 47-5 Samoa

1 week 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...

RWC Preview: Ireland v Samoa

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt vowed Ireland will leave nothing to chance when they take on Samoa in their final Rugby World Cup pool match.     Saturday's encounter in Fukuoka was in doubt due to Typhoon Hagibis,...

Japan makes 4 changes to face Scotland

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan coach Jamie Joseph has named his team for the Pool A match against Scotland at Yokohama Stadium on Sunday 13 October.     The side sees four changes to the starting XV which...

Joe Schmidt wants Ireland to focus on Samoa amid World Cup uncertainty

1 week ago by The Guardian

Super Typhoon Hagibis has left two games cancelledJapan v Scotland could yet get called off by World RugbyJoe Schmidt has admitted the uncertainty around super Typhoon Hagibis has created a “distraction”...

Henshaw returns for Ireland as Schmidt rings the changes

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Robbie Henshaw will make his first appearance of the Rugby World Cup after the centre was named in Joe Schmidt's Ireland side for the crucial Pool A clash with Samoa.   Henshaw has missed Ireland's...