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Fidow starts on wing - Samoa announce team to play Japan

4 minutes ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoa head coach Seilala Mapusua has made four changes to his side for their Pool D match against Japan in Toulouse on Thursday, with Taleni Seu and Sa Jordan Taufua coming into the back-row, Ed Fidow...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: Uruguay v Namibia

7 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Namibia make their final appearance of Rugby World Cup 2023 at the OL Stadium on Wednesday, still looking for the overdue win to end their tournament losing streak. It has been a far-from easy tournament...

Simon Easterby says Ireland ‘can get better’ than South Africa performance

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland believe they are capable of significant improvement moving towards a pivotal Paris showdown with Scotland. Andy Farrell’s side underlined their Rugby World Cup credentials by scalping defending...

Australia fall to new low in World Rugby Men’s Rankings

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales have become the first team to book their place in the quarter-finals of Rugby World Cup 2023 following a record 40-6 win over Australia at the OL Stadium in Lyon. Dan Biggar’s injury replacement,...

Attack coach Wigglesworth (ENG) - 'Smith a class act wherever he plays'

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Comments from England's attack coach Richard Wigglesworth on Sunday following the 71-0 Pool D victory over Chile in Lille on Saturday, 23 September.     Richard Wigglesworth, attack...

Eddie Jones' secret job interview

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

According to reports, Eddie Jones was interviewed for another job just weeks before the World Cup began.    The Sydney Morning Herald report that he interviewed for the Japan head...

Defusing the ‘Nuke Squad’ to reach quarter-finals – 5 talking points for Ireland

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland take on world champions South Africa in a pivotal Rugby World Cup clash in Paris. Andy Farrell’s men top Pool B following bonus-point wins over Romania and Tonga, while the Springboks have...

Urroz set for Rugby World Cup debut - Chile name team to play England

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chile head coach Pablo Lemoine has announced his match-day 23 for the match against England in Pool D at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille on Saturday, with only six players retaining their starting place from...

Veteran Moroni earns Pumas start - Argentina name team to play Samoa

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Experienced back Matías Moroni is one of three changes for Argentina as head coach Michael Cheika announces his match-day 23 to face Samoa in Pool D at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Étienne...

Ronan O'Gara responds to Johnny Sexton breaking his record

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ronan O'Gara will be itching for the Top 14 season to return, but must wait until next month before league fixtures resume. His Stade Rochelais side lie ninth after winning one of their opening three games. While...