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Predicting Ireland's team to face Scotland

2 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt heads into his opening 2019 Rugby World Cup match with Scotland with a number of his front line backs under an injury cloud.     However, the New Zealander does have a full stocked...

Japan capable of shocking Ireland, warns O'Driscoll

19 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan defeated South Africa four years ago and Ireland great Brian O'Driscoll believes they could provide another Rugby World Cup upset.     Brian O'Driscoll has warned Ireland that Japan...

World Cup referees will not ‘lay down a marker’ with reds, says World Rugby

22 hours ago by The Guardian

• Tournament organisers play down fears of flurry of cards• Weather threatens Scotland v Ireland opener in YokohamaWorld Cup organisers have insisted officials will not be looking to “lay down a...

Kearney adds to Ireland's injury worries

22 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland fullback Rob Kearney has emerged as a major doubt for Ireland’s World Cup opener against Scotland on Sunday according to multiple reports.     It is understood that veteran...

Scotland strive to avoid World Cup slip-ups with shampoo-soaked balls

1 day ago by The Guardian

Thunderstorm forecast for Scotland v Ireland game15,000 people turn up for Wales open training sessionScotland have brushed up their act before Sunday’s wet and wild World Cup opener with Ireland –...

Five breakthrough talents to watch in Japan

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, we look at five young players capable of making their mark on the international stage.         The Rugby World Cup is the greatest...

Rugby World Cup Update

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Robbie Henshaw unlikely to feature against Scotland   #RWC2019 Reasonably positive news on Robbie Henshaw @henshawrob after the scan. He is unlikely to feature v @Scotlandteam He...

Gatland bemused by recent Quinlan criticism

1 day ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

Warren Gatland hit back at former Ireland international Alan Quinlan and insisted he was far from bitter about his Wales team’s defeat in Dublin.

Four Smaller Rugby World Cup Games Worth Tuning In For

2 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...

Joe Schmidt’s powerplays can break Ireland’s World Cup jinx | Brendan Fanning

2 days ago by The Guardian

This Ireland side is not without flaws but it finally has the necessary grit and grind to reach the World Cup last fourPerhaps the greatest weakness of the Rugby World Cup is its predictability. Look at...