rugbyworldcup2023

Stats review - what do the figures reveal about the four semi-finalists?

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The quarter-finals all came down to the wire and so how did New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa and England make it through to the final four?   Argentina v New Zealand, Stade de France New Zealand’s...

Dan Biggar confident future is bright for Wales as Test career draws to end

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fly-half won 112 caps and scored more than 600 points for Wales. Dan Biggar feels that the future is bright for Wales after his Test career drew to a close following an agonising Rugby World Cup exit. Wales...

Eddie Jones commits his coaching future to Australia

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The former England coach again denied speculation he had spoken to Japan. Eddie Jones has committed his future to coaching Australia and again denied speculation linking him with a return to Japan. Australia...

Semi-finals for Rugby World Cup 2023 confirmed

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The semi-final line-up for Rugby World Cup 2023 has been confirmed, with both matches at the Stade de France - on Friday, 20 and Saturday, 21 October. Qualified teams have been assigned their Team Base...

How have England defied expectations to reach Rugby World Cup semi-finals?

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England face South Africa in the World Cup semi-finals on Saturday despite entering the competition amid rock-bottom expectations. Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the questions surrounding their...

Quarter Final Snapshot

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The rugby world was treated to arguably the best quarter final weekend in history as North and South did battle with Argentina, New Zealand, England and South Africa going through. Ireland and France were...

Captain Farrell, head coach Borthwick & Itoje discuss England 30-24 victory over Fiji

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Reaction from England captain and Mastercard Player of the Match Owen Farrell, head coach Steve Borthwick and second-row Maro Itoje following their 30-24 victory over Fiji at Stade de Marseille on Sunday...

Quarter-Final Preview: Wales v Argentina

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The quarter-finals kick off with a banger in Marseille, as Wales meet Argentina for the right to face either Ireland or New Zealand in Saint-Denis in the last four. Wales have yet to put a foot wrong...

Warren Gatland: It would be ‘huge achievement’ if Wales can reach semi-finals

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales were unbeaten in the pool stage at the World Cup. Warren Gatland says it would be “a huge achievement” if Wales reach their third Rugby World Cup semi-final in the last four tournaments...

Marcus Smith given full-back role for England’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Freddie Steward has missed out on the 23-player matchday squad. England have rolled the dice for Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final against Fiji by naming Marcus Smith at full-back in place of the...