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Rugby World Cup Update

2 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Robbie Henshaw unlikely to feature against Scotland   #RWC2019 Reasonably positive news on Robbie Henshaw @henshawrob after the scan. He is unlikely to feature v @Scotlandteam He...

Wilkinson's drop goal, Lomu's bulldozer and other memorable RWC moments

2 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, we take a look at some of the tournament's most memorable moments.     Over the next six weeks, dreams will be realised, heroes will emerge and hearts...

Five breakthrough talents to watch in Japan

3 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, we look at five young players capable of making their mark on the international stage.         The Rugby World Cup is the greatest...

Watch: Blitzbok star Werner Kok red carded for a dangerous fend in his first start for Toulouse

23 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former South African sevens star Werner Kok was shown a red in the 53rd minute of his first start for Toulouse, who signed the flyer as a Rugby World Cup joker.     Kok was given his marching...

Four Smaller Rugby World Cup Games Worth Tuning In For

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off next week and while everyone is looking forward to those big clashes involving the tier 1 nations, such as New Zealand v South Africa and Ireland v Scotland, we...

Bok halfback to join Sale Sharks short-term deal

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Sale Shark’s first-choice scrumhalf Faf de Klerk in Japan with the Springboks, the Manchester-based side are set to sign another Springbok to cover for de Klerk.     Bulls scrumhalf...

"Trying to do things that no one else has ever done before is a hallmark of what New Zealand people are about" - Steve Hansen

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aiming for a third straight Rugby World Cup title, Steve Hansen and the All Blacks are excited.     Steve Hansen insisted the All Blacks were embracing the pressure of trying to win a third...

Watch: Cheslin Kolbe on his test call up and reacts to old footage and stories

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Winger Cheslin Kolbe spoke to the Springboks on how he had to overcome many obstacles in his rugby career, including being labelled "too small to play for the Boks."   The explosive wing with the...

“I think the whole of Japan woke up this morning to the knowledge that the World Cup was here" - Rassie Erasmus

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks woke up in Japan for a 12th morning today, but felt the Rugby World Cup atmosphere for the first time properly, Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby at SA Rugby told the team’s ‘arrival’...

Friday Morning Round Up

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six legends to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame   World Rugby has announced that six legends of the game in Richie McCaw (New Zealand), Shiggy Konno (Japan), Os du Randt (South Africa),...