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Kolisi urges fast start for Springboks against All Blacks

2 minutes ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having been humbled by Japan in their 2015 Rugby World Cup opener, South Africa will be hoping for a much better start against New Zealand.       South Africa captain Siya Kolisi...

Parisse to make history against Namibia

9 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy coach Conor O'Shea has announced his team for the Pool B match against Namibia in Hanazono Rugby Stadium on Sunday, 22 September.   Italy have made nine changes to the starting XV who lost...

Tonga coach Kefu names Tonga team to face England

9 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu has named his team for the Pool C match against England at Sapporo Dome on Sunday, 22 September.     Only four players in thie match-day squad (Sanatane Takulua, Kurt...

Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand v South Africa

10 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kieran Read says New Zealand know exactly what to expect from South Africa in Saturday's huge showdown in Yokohama.       New Zealand will need to hit the ground running in their bid...

Can England, Ireland, South Africa or Wales reign? Ranking the contenders to dethrone the All Blacks

16 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

It may not prove to be the case in the long run, but New Zealand feel a little vulnerable going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup.     Having failed to win this year's shortened version of the...

All Blacks boss Hansen condemns 'pretty obvious' Erasmus referee tactics

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen claims rival boss Rassie Erasmus was wrong to question standards of Test refereeing ahead of South Africa's Rugby World Cup opener.     The All Blacks face the...

Stats and facts: New Zeland v South Africa - RWC opener

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

A few key stats and facts ahead of the crunch 2019 Rugby World Cup match between New Zealand and South Africa.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Australia v Fiji

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The pressure might be on Australia as they face Fiji at the Rugby World Cup but head coach Michael Cheika is not feeling it.       Michael Cheika insists he is not feeling any great...

Olympians set to make Rugby World Cup history at Japan 2019

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a historic first for the Rugby World Cup, 18 Olympians from nine nations are set to take to the field at Japan 2019, the first Rugby World Cup to be held in Asia, which begins on Friday when hosts Japan...

The Deadliest Wingers At The Rugby World Cup

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

With many expecting this to be the closest contested World Cup to date, we thought it would be worthwhile having a few of the deadliest wingers in the competition this year.        All...