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De Klerk puts the boot in on social media critics

6 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Faf de Klerk has put the boot in on his social media critics as South Africa prepare to try and kick Wales out of the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.      Scrum-half De Klerk was named man...

Former Springbok flanker announces retirement from professional rugby

13 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Springbok flanker Heinrich Brüssow has today announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.     The 33-year-old Saints and former South Africa flanker...

England set for Japanese tour next year

14 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

England look set to tour to Japan next summer.     Eddie Jones' side are set to face the hosts of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in a two-test tour in 2020. The RFU is yet to officially confirm...

Springboks sweat on the fitness of Cheslin Kolbe

16 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks are hopeful that livewire winger Cheslin Kolbe will be fit and available for the Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales at Yokohama Stadium on Sunday.     The speedster has...

Japan's new domestic league is set to receive support from the Top 14

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulon and Lyon are two of the Top 14 clubs poised to collaborate with Japanese franchises in a new partnership as Japanese rugby looks to capitalise on their successful Rugby World Cup.     The...

Joe Schmidt sticks his hand up for Ireland's RWC quarter-final exit

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Outgoing Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has taken responsibility for Ireland's failed Rugby World Cup as they failed to surpass the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals in Japan.     Schmidt has...

Cheika wants an Aussie to be his Wallabies successor

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Michael Cheika believes his successor as Wallabies head coach should "definitely" be Australian.     Australia were dumped out of the Rugby World Cup in a 40-16 quarter-final defeat to England...

Japan's emotional final match at Rugby World Cup 2019 Journey

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

All the emotion as Japan fans watched their team bow out at Rugby World Cup 2019.   Credit: World Rugby.

Semi-finalists England and South Africa climb in world rankings

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

After big wins over Australia and Japan respectively in the Rugby World Cup, England and South Africa moved up in the world rankings.     The Rugby World Cup semi-finals will feature the...

Extended Highlights: Japan vs South Africa - Rugby World Cup 2019

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was a close encounter in the first half with South Africa struggling to make use of their opportunities to take them into a considerable lead. Japan made sure to let the South African's know that they...