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RWC Preview: Japan vs South Africa

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Michael Leitch declared "the end is not here" as Japan plot another sensational defeat of South Africa in their first Rugby World Cup quarter-final on Sunday.   The hosts reached the last eight...

Kolbe and Jantjies expected to be fit for Japan clash

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cheslin Kolbe and Herschel Jantjies are expected to be fit for South Africa's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan on Sunday.   Livewire wing Kolbe missed the 66-7 rout of Canada last Tuesday...

Japan make history as fearsome All Blacks march on – the pool stage in numbers

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is headed for the knockout rounds after a dramatic pool stage in which Scotland were the biggest casualties.     Eight teams remain from 20, with hosts Japan – who...

Disciplinary Update: Paula Ngauamo

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga hooker Paula Ngauamo has been cited for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.12 (kicking) in their Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool C match against USA on 13 October.     Ngaumo...

Canada players help with Typhoon Hagibis clean-up operation

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Canada players took to the streets of Kamaishi to help with recovery efforts after Typhoon Hagibis prevented them facing Namibia in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.     World Rugby...

Namibia v Canada cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Namibia and Canada's final Pool B match at the Rugby World Cup has been cancelled due to the impact of Typhoon Hagibis.   Both teams were aiming to claim a first win of the tournament in Japan,...

RWC Review: Ireland 47-5 Samoa

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton claimed an 18-point haul as Ireland sealed their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with a 47-5 thrashing of Samoa despite Bundee Aki's red card.   Ireland knew maximum points...

Update on status of Namibia v Canada match in Kamaishi

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby and the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee notes and supports the strong recommendation issued by the Governor of Iwate prefecture & the Major of Kamaishi warning all residents and visitors...

Scotland's hopes in the balance with inspection to follow Typhoon Hagibis

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby will undertake a venue inspection following the passing of Typhoon Hagibis before deciding whether Scotland's crunch Rugby World Cup clash against Japan goes ahead.   The Pool A fixture...

Simplicity key for quarter-final bound Springboks - Erasmus

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus was pleased to see South Africa keep things simple in tricky conditions as they booked a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.     A much-changed Springboks...