rugbyworldcup2023

World Rugby Hall of Fame to recognise five Rugby World Cup greats

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Carter (New Zealand), Thierry Dusautoir (France), George Smith (Australia), Juan Martín Hernández (Argentina) and Bryan Habana (South Africa) will become the latest legends inducted into...

Expectation to underachievement – How Scotland came up short in France

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland suffered a demoralising pool-stage exit from the World Cup after being unable to get the big win they needed against Ireland. Here, we look back at how the tournament unfolded for Gregor Townsend’s...

Stats review - what do the figures reveal about the teams heading home?

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland and Australia were the two topped-rank teams to miss out on the knockout stage at Rugby World Cup 2023, but there was plenty to be positive about for teams such as Portugal, Georgia and Tonga. Pool...

Ronan Kelleher will treat ‘biggest game of career’ like any other Ireland match

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland hooker Ronan Kelleher admits a “do or die” Rugby World Cup quarter-final with New Zealand is the stuff of dreams but plans to treat the biggest game of his career like any other. Andy...

Tonga: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 'Ikale Tahi brought fight, flair and famous faces to the Rugby World Cup in France but had to wait for their final Pool B game to savour victory.   Abiding memory As the Tonga squad gathered...

Scotland: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Abiding memory The sight of captain Jamie Ritchie and full-back Blair Kinghorn, who had been the most bullish before the crucial Pool B decider with Ireland, sitting dejectedly on the sidelines at the...

Ireland wings Mack Hansen and James Lowe on mend ahead of New Zealand showdown

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Injured Ireland wings Mack Hansen and James Lowe are “making good strides” ahead of Saturday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand, while James Ryan is seeing a specialist...

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...

Rookie Jimmy O’Brien ready to take on New Zealand if injuries bite for Ireland

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland have no concerns about potentially thrusting Test rookie Jimmy O’Brien into a World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand as they anxiously wait on the availability of first-choice wings...

Johnny Sexton: Facing All Blacks out for revenge ‘biggest challenge in rugby’

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Farrell’s men have topped the Test world rankings since upsetting New Zealand last summer.         View this post on Instagram       A post...