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

10 hours 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...

World Rugby open to larger RWC squads in the future

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby bosses have hit back at the top coaches following claims that the 31-man World Cup squads threaten player welfare by insisting that the top coaches left their objections too late to have any...

All Blacks not invincible, but worthy favourites

12 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand may have chinks in the armour, but write them off at your peril as they attempt to make history in Japan.       Talk of two-time defending champions New Zealand being vulnerable...

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

12 hours 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...

Predicting Ireland's team to face Scotland

15 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt heads into his opening 2019 Rugby World Cup match with Scotland with a number of his front line backs under an injury cloud.     However, the New Zealander does have a full stocked...

Thunderstorm could put Ireland's opener at risk

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland's World Cup opening clash with Scotland could be in danger if a forecasted thunderstorm arrives in Yokohama this weekend.     Joe Schmidt's side are due to take on the Scots at...

Rob Kearney in contention for Scotland match despite calf injury

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland's Rob Kearney is in doubt for the World Cup opener against Scotland after the full-back suffered what an IRFU spokesperson described as "a bit of tightness in his calf.”   But the...

Japan capable of shocking Ireland, warns O'Driscoll

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan defeated South Africa four years ago and Ireland great Brian O'Driscoll believes they could provide another Rugby World Cup upset.     Brian O'Driscoll has warned Ireland that Japan...

Kearney adds to Ireland's injury worries

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland fullback Rob Kearney has emerged as a major doubt for Ireland’s World Cup opener against Scotland on Sunday according to multiple reports.     It is understood that veteran...

Rugby World Cup: Pool A Preview

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

It is difficult to look past Ireland to top Pool A with only Scotland likely to spoil their party.     All eyes will, however, be on Japan as hosts but also after they have done everything...