Namibia

France captain Antoine Dupont fit and ‘fully ready’ for World Cup quarter-final

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dupont suffered a broken cheekbone against Namibia. Captain Antoine Dupont has declared himself “fully ready” to lead France in Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final against South Africa...

Romania: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Romania had three tough tests in the 'pool of death' before pushing Tonga hard in their final game. Abiding memory Scrum-half Florin Surugiu's beaming face as he jumped to his feet after scoring...

Stats review - what do the figures reveal about the teams heading home?

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland and Australia were the two topped-rank teams to miss out on the knockout stage at Rugby World Cup 2023, but there was plenty to be positive about for teams such as Portugal, Georgia and Tonga. Pool...

Italy: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With 24 of their 33-man squad competing at their first Rugby World Cup and an overall average age of 26 it was always likely to be a tough task for Italy to progress to the knockout stages for the first...

Match Preview: Fiji v Portugal

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Here it is. The 40th and final match of the pool phase at Rugby World Cup 2023.  Fiji have been one of the standout teams of the tournament, following up a so-near, so-far defeat to Wales with victories...

Uruguay: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Abiding memoryPlaying against two of the top teams in the world, for the first time in a global tournament, was huge for Uruguay, a small country desperate to maintain its progress on the world stage....

France reaction (Alldritt, head coach Galthié, captain Ollivon, Lucu, Jalibert, Bourgarit, Flament, Ramos)

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

MIXED ZONE  Matthieu Jalibert, fly-half On France’s fast start: "Just like the All Blacks last week, when they practically won the match in 20 minutes, that's really what we wanted to do:...

RWC Match Day Programme France vs Italy

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There’s a lot riding on the final match of Pool A in Lyon. Host nation France will want to book their place in the quarter-finals with a perfect four wins from four pool phase matches. For the...

RWC 2023 review: Namibia

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Namibia may have left France without having registered their first Rugby World Cup win, but they brought joy to fans in packed stadiums throughout their adventure across the four cities that hosted their...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: France v Italy

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There’s a lot riding on the final match of Pool A in Lyon. Host nation France will want to book their place in the quarter-finals with a perfect four wins from four pool phase matches. Maxime Lucu...