rugbyworldcup2023

Stats review - what do the figures reveal about the eight quarter-finalists?

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Frugal France take on the error-prone Springboks, while England and Fiji promise a clash of two styles. Can Argentina break the wall of Welsh defence, and will Ireland make history against the free-running...

Fiji suffers injury blow ahead of quarter finals

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fiji have suffered a huge blow ahead of their 2023 Rugby World Cup quarter final clash against England next week after lock forward Temo Mayanavanua has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury. In...

Match Official appointments confirmed for quarter-finals

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the Emirates Match Officials for the quarter-finals of Rugby World Cup 2023. Jaco Peyper (South Africa) will referee the first quarter-final between Wales and Argentina at Stade...

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...

Will Rowlands ready for knockout action after Wales achieve ‘minimum standard’

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Will Rowlands says it was Wales’ “minimum standard” to reach the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. Wales have arrived at the knockout phase for a fourth successive tournament. They went...

Australia: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A first loss to Fiji in 69 years, a record-breaking defeat by Wales and a first-ever pool-stage exit: this will go down as the most disappointing campaign to date for the two-time winners. The progress...

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...