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Australia’s departure for Rugby World Cup delayed by Typhoon Faxai

3 months ago by The Guardian

• Japan bracing for record-breaking wind and rain• England are due to fly to Japan on Sunday eveningThe Australian team’s departure for the Rugby World Cup has been delayed after meteorologists warned...

Wallabies v Samoa: Rugby World Cup warm-up – live!

3 months ago by The Guardian

Updates from the match in Parramatta Any thoughts? Email or tweet @rrjparkin 10.00am BST Fourteen more sleeps. They sneak up quickly don’t they, World Cups? That’s the wait until Australia opens its...

World Ranking Permutations: Ireland have another shot at top spot

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Several teams get the chance for one last hit-out this weekend before flying to Japan for Rugby World Cup 2019 and potentially improve their rankings.         View this post...

World Rugby Sevens Players of the Year 2019 nominees announced

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has revealed the shortlists for the Men’s and Women’s Sevens Players of the Year 2019 awards, which will be presented at the World Rugby Awards at The Prince Park Tower in Tokyo,...

Maddocks and Valetini called up by Wallabies

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Michael Cheika has brought uncapped Rob Valetini and the exciting Jack Maddocks into the Wallaby squad ahead of their final hit out against Samoa before heading to Japan.   The Australia selectors...

Double header Pacific rugby feast as giants clash this weekend

3 months ago by Rugby Dump

Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and a New Zealand Heartland XV will take part in the World Rugby Pasifika Challenge II – ‘The Road to Japan’, a blockbuster double header in Auckland this Saturday.

Queensland Reds confirm 2020 squad

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) has today confirmed the St.George Queensland Reds playing squad for the 2020 Super Rugby season. In total, 31 players of the current 34-man squad have been retained...

Australia Name Rugby World Cup Squad

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has confirmed his 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The squad, captained by Michael Hooper with Samu Kerevi as his deputy, boasts 1406 caps of Test experience,...

Michael Hooper expecting 'dominant' Pocock at Rugby World Cup

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia captain Michael Hooper expects David Pocock to be "dominant" upon his return from injury at the Rugby World Cup.     Pocock has been out of action since March due to a calf problem...

Latest World Rankings

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts Japan equal their best-ever World Rugby Ranking after winning the Pacific Nations Cup while England moved up a place after ending Wales' record winning run.   Wales failed...