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Sexton surprised by Ireland critics

1 week 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 week 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...

RWC Preview: Japan v Scotland

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan versus Scotland could end up being the most talked-about match that never was.   Typhoon Hagibis, which has already led to two Rugby World Cup fixtures being cancelled, is primed to wipe out...

RWC Preview: United States v Tonga

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu is determined to send retiring captain Siale Piutau out a winner against the United States in a Rugby World Cup contest on Sunday that is still in the hands of the weather.   Typhoon...

RWC Review: Ireland 47-5 Samoa

1 week 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...

Scotland make 12 changes to face Japan

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has named his team for the Pool A match against Japan at Yokohama Stadium on Sunday 13 October.   The team sees 12 changes to the team which beat Russia earlier...

Henshaw returns for Ireland as Schmidt rings the changes

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Robbie Henshaw will make his first appearance of the Rugby World Cup after the centre was named in Joe Schmidt's Ireland side for the crucial Pool A clash with Samoa.   Henshaw has missed Ireland's...

Townsend wary of well-rested Japan

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gregor Townsend says Scotland have momentum to take into their crunch Rugby World Cup clash with Japan, but he expects the well-rested hosts to be prepared for the occasion.     Scotland's...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Scotland 61-0 Russia

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland secured a crucial bonus point in their 61-0 win over Russia to propel themselves into a decisive Pool A clash with Rugby World Cup hosts Japan.     Gregor Townsend's side knew...

In-form Japan capable of a serious upset - Robinson

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan are capable of causing another major shock at the Rugby World Cup, according to former England wing Jason Robinson.     The tournament hosts sit top of Pool A and face a crunch...