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“We can come back from this” - Erasmus

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks’ 23-13 defeat by New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup opener had not deflated the belief of Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby, that South Africa could win the trophy for a third time.     It...

"We know they are going to be ferocious and full of pride and passion". - Eddie Jones

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

England have prepared a specific plan to counter the strengths of Tonga in their World Cup opener, according to Eddie Jones.         Eddie Jones stressed the importance of England...

Kolisi urges fast start for Springboks against All Blacks

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having been humbled by Japan in their 2015 Rugby World Cup opener, South Africa will be hoping for a much better start against New Zealand.       South Africa captain Siya Kolisi...

Can England, Ireland, South Africa or Wales reign? Ranking the contenders to dethrone the All Blacks

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

It may not prove to be the case in the long run, but New Zealand feel a little vulnerable going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup.     Having failed to win this year's shortened version of the...

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

4 days 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...

Four Smaller Rugby World Cup Games Worth Tuning In For

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off next week and while everyone is looking forward to those big clashes involving the tier 1 nations, such as New Zealand v South Africa and Ireland v Scotland, we...

"Trying to do things that no one else has ever done before is a hallmark of what New Zealand people are about" - Steve Hansen

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aiming for a third straight Rugby World Cup title, Steve Hansen and the All Blacks are excited.     Steve Hansen insisted the All Blacks were embracing the pressure of trying to win a third...

England U20s fixtures & venues for U20 Six Nations Championship announced

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men U20s fixtures and venues for the 2020 U20 Six Nations Championship have been announced with home matches in Northampton (Franklin’s Gardens) and Gloucester (Kingsholm Stadium).   The...

Women's Six Nations 2020 Fixtures Revealed!

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

It has today announced that the 2020 Women’s Six Nations will begin with three Sunday fixtures on the first weekend in February 2020.     Champions England will get their campaign...

Double injury boost for England

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Launchbury and Henry Slade will be able to play in England's Rugby World Cup opener against Tonga, Steve Borthwick has confirmed.       Steve Borthwick has confirmed Joe Launchbury...