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Rugby World Cup: Pool B Preview

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Apart from Pool C this is the most talked about group with the current World Champions involved and up against a South African side that in the last 18 months have managed to claw their way back in contention....

Four Smaller Rugby World Cup Games Worth Tuning In For

3 days 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...

"Trying to do things that no one else has ever done before is a hallmark of what New Zealand people are about" - Steve Hansen

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aiming for a third straight Rugby World Cup title, Steve Hansen and the All Blacks are excited.     Steve Hansen insisted the All Blacks were embracing the pressure of trying to win a third...

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

6 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...

Five Tier 2 players to watch at the Rugby World Cup - Pool B

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is fast approaching and as we continue to build to what will be the most closely fought World Cup to date, we have picked out five Tier two players to keep an eye on in Japan.     Have...

Bok Prop Nyakane expected to be fit for World Cup opener

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A knee sprain sustained in South Africa's win over Japan on Friday will not stop Trevor Nyakane being ready for the Rugby World Cup.     South Africa expect Trevor Nyakane to be fit for...

Fourth Rugby World Cup looms for prolific try-scoring Canada winger DTH van der Merwe

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head coach Kingsley Jones has announced the 31-player World Cup roster that will represent Canada at the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) in Japan.   Canada is one of 20 nations that have qualified for...

Namibia Name RWC Squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Phil Davies has named a 31-man Namibia squad with an abundance of Rugby World Cup experience for the upcoming tournament in Japan.   Veteran scrum-half Eugene Jantjies will travel to a fourth Rugby...