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Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Russia

47 minutes ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ambitious Japan coach Jamie Joseph is eyeing history as the hosts prepare to kick-off the Rugby World Cup against Russia in Tokyo on Friday.     The Brave Blossoms caused an almighty...

The experts' tips for success in Japan

6 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup, three Omnisport writers take a look at the main talking points for the tournament in Japan.       It is little surprise to see powerhouses New Zealand...

Selecting a RWC 2019 XV with just one player from a country

7 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Rugby World Cup is just days away and we can look forward to seeing some of the greatest talents from around the world come together and compete.      Here's a combined...

Rugby World Cup: Pool C Preview

8 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The pool of death one of Argentina, England or France not progressing to the Quarter Finals.         Many feel it will be between Argentina and France with England still feeling...

Vermeulen hits 50 as the Springboks name team to face the All Blacks

12 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has named an unchanged matchday 23 for their first World Cup match against the All Blacks in Yokohama on Saturday.       The Springboks will field an unchanged...

"They've really come to the fore in a massive way over the last month and a half" - Bryan Habana

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The optimism around South Africa going into the Rugby World Cup is "absolutely incredible", according to Bryan Habana.     Rassie Erasmus' tremendous development of the South Africa squad...

Sale Sharks sign Springbok scrumhalf

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sale Sharks have confirmed the signing of Springbok scrumhalf Embrose Papier on a three-month loan as cover during the Rugby World Cup.     Considered as one of the most talented...

"He almost single-handedly beat the All Blacks in 2012" - Andy Goode backs Manu Tuilagi to shine at the RWC

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England international Andy Goode knows about the daunting prospect of facing Manu Tuilagi, a player he thinks will shine in Japan.         Manu Tuilagi can help England...

Five players who can consider themselves unfortunate to miss the Rugby World Cup in Japan

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at five top players who might consider themselves unfortunate to miss the Rugby World Cup in Japan.       The world's best are converging on Japan for the 2019 Rugby...

World Cup refs to crack down on high tackles

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Cup referees’ boss Alain Rolland warned that officials would be more rigorous than ever in penalising high tackles in Japan, shrugging off concerns that a rush of red cards could affect the...