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No advantage gained from spying - Mitchell

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England defence coach John Mitchell does not believe New Zealand would benefit from seeing what England are up to in training.     John Mitchell wished New Zealand good luck if they want to...

Semi-finalists England and South Africa climb in world rankings

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

After big wins over Australia and Japan respectively in the Rugby World Cup, England and South Africa moved up in the world rankings.     The Rugby World Cup semi-finals will feature the...

Springboks push right buttons and eject hosts Japan

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus was thankful South Africa "knew which buttons to push" to fend off the threat of another Rugby World Cup defeat to Japan.   After their stunning loss to the Brave Blossoms four years...

Sayonara, Japan! New era awaits Brave Blossoms

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Abandoned, crumbling stadiums and empty, cracked swimming pools. Plummeting participation and dwindling interest. Platitudes and empty gestures.   The reality of sporting legacy is it rarely...

Springboks power through Japan to book a place in the semis

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Makazole Mapimpi touched down twice as South Africa ended Japan's incredible Rugby World Cup campaign in the quarter-finals.       South Africa gained vengeance for their shock loss...

Saluting Five Japanese Players That Had Outstanding Rugby World Cups

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The host nation for the 2019 Rugby World Cup have been knocked out having lost 3-26 to the Springboks in the quarter-final.    Japan were inspirational as they became the first Asian side to...

RWC Preview: Japan vs South Africa

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Michael Leitch declared "the end is not here" as Japan plot another sensational defeat of South Africa in their first Rugby World Cup quarter-final on Sunday.   The hosts reached the last eight...

O'Driscoll's words prophetic as showpiece comes year too late for Ireland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland enjoyed one of their greatest years in 2018, but they looked a shadow of their former selves as they crashed out of the World Cup.     In an interview with Omnisport last April, the...

Rugby World Cup: The quarter-finals in Opta numbers

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup enters the knockout phase this weekend, with Ireland looking to finally reach a semi-final and Japan bidding to cause another upset.     Joe Schmidt's team may have beaten...

RWC Preview: New Zealand v Ireland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt acknowledges Ireland's victory over New Zealand a year ago means they will not be able to "sneak up on" the All Blacks at the Rugby World Cup on Saturday.     A shock defeat to...