rugbyworldcup2023

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...

Gregor Townsend admits Ireland were too good after Scotland’s World Cup exit

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Scots had to win with a bonus point or by denying the Irish a losing bonus in order to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals.   Gregor Townsend admitted Ireland were simply too good for his...

Match Preview: Tonga v Romania

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that there’s nothing to play for in the penultimate match of the pool phase.  No, Pool B opponents Tonga and Romania haven’t won a match at Rugby...

Ireland vs Scotland: The moments that made the difference

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Reigning 6 nations champions and world number one Ireland, made fairly easy work of Celtic rivals Scotland in the final Pool B fixture of the Rugby World Cup this evening. In a blowout first half performance,...

James Lowe insists Ireland are far from ‘invincible’ ahead of Scotland showdown

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland are on the cusp of the quarter-finals in France but could still be on an early flight home.  James Lowe insisted in-form Ireland are far from “invincible” as he dismissed the...

Match Preview: Ireland v Scotland

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pool B has already seen one of the great tension-filled, top-quality, high-stakes Rugby World Cup matches at Stade de France.  South Africa versus Ireland – world champions against...

Hooker Cojocaru replaces Chirica as captain - Romania name team to play Tonga

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Romania head coach Eugen Apjok has named his matchday 23 to face Tonga in Lille on Sunday, with hooker Ovidiu Cojocaru to captain a team showing nine changes from the defeat to Scotland. Regular captain...

Kinghorn reaches half-century as Scotland team named for final pool b encounter

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blair Kinghorn will win a 50th Scotland cap as one of 12 changes to head coach Gregor Townsend’s starting line-up for Saturday’s crucial Rugby World Cup 2023 fixture against Ireland at Stade...

Shocks could shake up World Rugby Men’s Rankings

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Theoretically it is possible for three teams to be number one at the end of a pivotal weekend at Rugby World Cup 2023. For the first time in Rugby World Cup history Six Nations teams could complete...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: New Zealand v Uruguay

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks’ big win over Italy last week means that they are in a strong position heading into their final Pool A match against Uruguay in Lyon. It’s a simple equation. A bonus-point win...