rugbyworldcup2023

Men’s Rugby World Cup 2023 – the numbers game

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a closer look at the stats behind some of the best individual performances during the tournament in France. All manner of records were broken at Rugby World Cup 2023, culminating in South Africa...

RWC Match Day Programme New Zealand vs South Africa

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a tournament where the praises of the north were sung far and wide. Echoes of a first Northern Hemisphere victory since the heroics of Johnny Wilkinson's Engand side in 2003. However, much like most...

Will anyone claim a hat-trick of Mastercard Player of the Match awards?

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at which players, and positions, have dominated the Mastercard Player of the Match awards at Rugby World Cup 2023. Five players have won multiple Mastercard Player of the Match awards at...

RWC Match Day Programme: England vs South Africa

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Four years ago in Japan, South Africa triumphed over a very strong England side that had nullified an All Blacks team in the semi-final. The same All Blacks team that had beaten the Springboks in their...

Glittering career ends with tears for retiring Ireland captain Johnny Sexton

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 38-year-old heads into retirement as arguably his country’s greatest player. Tears were always likely when the end eventually came for the retiring Johnny Sexton. In a city synonymous with...

Stick, Willemse and De Allende chat ahead of France clash

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mzwandile Stick, assistant coach On the support for the team: "It's very special to have our South African fans to come all the way to support us. It shows how much it means to our country. We know people...

Ibanez, Woki and Mauvaka chat ahead of Springbok clash

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Raphaël Ibañez, general manager On the quarter-final: “It's a big game. Playing South Africa, who won the competition four years ago, at the Stade de France, in the final stages...

France v South Africa - Three key contests

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The last quarter-final of this scintillating weekend of rugby sees hosts and three-time finalists France - who are aiming for a first semi-final since 2011 - tackle defending champions South...

Experienced Bok team named for RWC quarter-final

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber named an experienced team – including 15 players who featured in the 2019 final – for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against France at the Stade de France...

Expectation to underachievement – How Scotland came up short in France

9 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...