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Best and Brits set for final farewells at the Principality

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Barbarians squad as has joined up in Cardiff to prepare for the final match of their November tour.   Three legends of the game will be preparing to say different farewells in Wales this week.   Ireland’s...

The Breakdown - A statistical look at England v South Africa

1 month 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

1 month 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...

What does Cheslin Kolbe's replacement Sbu Nkosi bring to the Springbok side?

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks will be without their star winger Cheslin Kolbe for their semi-final clash with Wales at Yokohama Stadium on Sunday.     Kolbe has been sensational since linking up with the...

Springboks without star man Kolbe for semi-final clash

1 month 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...

Sexton surprised by Ireland critics

1 month 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

1 month 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...

Canada players help with Typhoon Hagibis clean-up operation

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Canada players took to the streets of Kamaishi to help with recovery efforts after Typhoon Hagibis prevented them facing Namibia in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.     World Rugby...

Namibia v Canada cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

1 month 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

1 month 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...