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Ireland sweating on injuries to Mack Hansen, James Ryan and James Lowe ahead of All Blacks quarter-final

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Farrell says Ireland won't know the extent of the injuries suffered by Mack Hansen, James Lowe and James Ryan until tomorrow at the earliest. Hansen was forced off with a calf injury during...

Ireland Captain Sexton & head coach Farrel comment on their victory over Scotland

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton, captain On the performance: "Sometimes when you know in the back of your mind when you have different permutations, if you get one point, if you get two, if you're losing. All these different...

Ireland defence coach Easterby - 'No bigger game than New Zealand in a RWC quarter-final'

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Simon Easterby, defence coach On his reflections on the win over Scotland:“We were certainly delighted with the way we started the game. It couldn't have gone any better in terms of getting an early...

Match Preview: Fiji v Portugal

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Here it is. The 40th and final match of the pool phase at Rugby World Cup 2023.  Fiji have been one of the standout teams of the tournament, following up a so-near, so-far defeat to Wales with victories...

Match Preview: Japan v Argentina

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The equation is simple for both sides at Nantes on Saturday. Victory equals quarter-final qualification and a match next Saturday against the winner of Pool C in Marseille. The consequences of a defeat...

Uruguay: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Abiding memoryPlaying against two of the top teams in the world, for the first time in a global tournament, was huge for Uruguay, a small country desperate to maintain its progress on the world stage....

'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...

France reaction (Alldritt, head coach Galthié, captain Ollivon, Lucu, Jalibert, Bourgarit, Flament, Ramos)

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

MIXED ZONE  Matthieu Jalibert, fly-half On France’s fast start: "Just like the All Blacks last week, when they practically won the match in 20 minutes, that's really what we wanted to do:...

Italy reaction (head coach Crowley, captain Lamaro, Ruzza, Riccioni, Allan, Negri, Varney)

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

MIXED ZONE  Marco Riccioni, prop On his emotions after the game: "It’s always tough because as a group, as a young group, we want to play our best and in the last two games we didn’t...

Head coach Foster, Beauden Barrett, Scott Barrett (NZL) - 'We love big occasions where there's no tomorrow'

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Comments from New Zealand head coach Foster, full-back Beauden Barrett and second-row Scott Barrett at a media briefing on Friday, 6 October, after their 73-0 victory over Uruguay in Pool A at OL Stadium...