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Portugal reach record high in World Rugby Men’s Rankings

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Os Lobos’ 24-23 victory over Fiji in Toulouse – their first win in Rugby World Cup history – rounds off the pool phase in style.     Portugal have climbed three places...

I had to make crucial tackle after doing Alan Shearer celebration – Danny Care

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Danny Care saved England from disaster against Samoa on Saturday after realising he had to back up his Alan Shearer-style try-scoring celebration. Care stepped off the bench at Stade Pierre-Mauroy to...

Rugby World Cup Review: Portugal’s delight

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The quarter-finals are confirmed. Fiji were the last side to qualify for the knockout phase of Rugby World Cup 2023 in the final match of the pool stage on Sunday evening, but the night was Portugal’s...

Learning how to win ugly a sign of England’s progress – Ben Earl

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England edged out Samoa to continue their unbeaten record at the World Cup.   Ben Earl admits memories of August’s shock defeat by Fiji flashed through England’s minds against Samoa...

Quarter-finals for Rugby World Cup 2023 confirmed

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The quarter-final line-up for Rugby World Cup 2023 has been confirmed, with two matches in Marseille and two in Saint-Denis. All matches take place on the weekend of Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 October.   The...

ENG 18-17 SAM: Care's late show saves England

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scrum-half Danny Care's try sends undefeated England through to the quarter-finals as Pool D winners with an 18-17 win over Samoa at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Saturday, 7 October. England made it four wins...

JPN eve of match (v ARG): assistant coach Mitchell, Leitch, Yamanaka

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

John Mitchell, defence coach On Argentina’s winning record and what Japan need to do to get the win:  “Argentina are a very organised, committed, defensive side. I think they are very...

'A few guys fumigate their beds naturally, especially the front five' - Quotes of the Day

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

"This is as big a moment as you’ll get in your career. It’s all or nothing for us. It’s a hugely exciting challenge, the stuff of dreams for players to go out in an arena like this with...

ENG eve of match (v SAM): Harrison, Cole, Marchant

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Comments from England scrum coach Tom Harrison, prop Dan Cole and winger Joe Marchant ahead of the Pool D match with Samoa on Saturday, 7 October. Tom Harrison, scrum coach On Jack Willis being...

ARG team announcement (v JPN): head coach Cheika, captain Montoya, Lavanini, Carreras

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Comments from Argentina head coach Michael Cheika, captain Julián Montoya, second-row Tomás Lavanini and winger Mateo Carreras after the announcement of their team for their final Pool D...