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Rugby World Cup 2023 final preview: New Zealand v South Africa

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

 Everything you need to know about New Zealand v South Africa in the Rugby World Cup 2023 final at Stade de France, on Saturday, 28 October. The two three-time champions and the current top two men’s...

Itoje (ENG) - 'If you're lucky, you get two or three games like this'

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Comments from England second-row Maro Itoje on Thursday after they named their team to play South Africa in the semi-final at Stade de France on Saturday, 21 October. Maro Itoje, second-row On...

Catt, Sheehan, Doris chat ahead of the All Black clash

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mike Catt, assistant coach On if winger Mack Hansen came through training: "Yep, everybody is fit. Mack was as looking as sprightly as ever." On Hansen wearing strapping on his calf: "He is all good,...

How Wales fared in their last five Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales have reached the last-eight stage of the World Cup four times in a row. Wales will contest their seventh Rugby World Cup quarter-final when they take on Argentina in Marseille on Saturday. And...

Japan: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The legacy, culture and dreams will be carried on - the Brave Blossoms’ dream of “getting to the top of the Everest” continues after losing their final pool match to Argentina. Abiding...

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

4 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...

Samoa: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoa may only have won one game at Rugby World Cup 2023, but their two losing bonus points in their three losses showed how close they were to getting out of a difficult Pool D at Rugby World Cup 2023   Abiding...

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

4 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...

Match Preview: New Zealand v Italy

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Strange as it may seem, this match in Lyon is a must-win for New Zealand. The All Blacks come into this match third in Pool A, five points adrift of opponents Italy, and a further three behind leaders...

Match Preview: Fiji v Georgia

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two teams, one must-win match. Pool C’s second-placed team Fiji have quarter-final qualification on their minds. Fourth-placed Georgia, who are still in the last-eight running, more realistically...