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Captain Guirado returns to Les Bleus line-up

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Captain Guilhem Guirado has been recalled to the starting XV for France's Rugby World Cup quarter-final with Wales, despite rumours of a bust-up with coach Jacques Brunel.   Hooker Guirado did not...

Success for England is winning the tournament – Robinson

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England will consider anything less than winning the Rugby World Cup as a failure, according to former world champion Jason Robinson.   Eddie Jones' side meet Australia in a quarter-final showdown...

Paula Ngauamo suspended for his next seven weeks of club rugby

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following him being cited for foul play against USA, Paula Ngauamo admitted that he had kicked his opponent in the face and accepted this was at least mid-range offending as he had made contact...

Japan make history as fearsome All Blacks march on – the pool stage in numbers

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is headed for the knockout rounds after a dramatic pool stage in which Scotland were the biggest casualties.     Eight teams remain from 20, with hosts Japan – who...

Ben Youngs warns Australia best is still to come before World Cup showdown

1 week ago by The Guardian

• Scrum-half says England are yet to show their hand• ‘It is always big whenever you play an Australia fixture’Ben Youngs has warned Australia that England have yet to show their hand at the World...

Rugby World Cup: Japan defeat Scotland, Wales stutter against Uruguay – video highlights

1 week ago by The Guardian

Scotland are out of the Rugby World Cup after a stunning 28-21 win by hosts Japan in Yokohama booked a quarter-final against South Africa. Japan were 21-7 up at half-time and the Brave Blossoms sealed...

RWC Preview: United States v Tonga

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu is determined to send retiring captain Siale Piutau out a winner against the United States in a Rugby World Cup contest on Sunday that is still in the hands of the weather.   Typhoon...

RWC Preview: Argentina v USA

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina will be without Tomas Lavanini when they round off a disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign against the United States.   Lock Lavanini was banned for four matches after he was sent off...

Rugby World Cup: France squeeze past Tonga and New Zealand beat Namibia 71-9 – video highlights

2 weeks ago by The Guardian

Match day 15 saw a dominant All Blacks side breeze past Namibia in a 71-9 victory. Despite the one-sided scoreline, Steve Hansen’s side found themselves behind in the first half before an 11-try demolition...

Frustrated Brunel says it's back to basics for error-strewn France

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

A frustrated Jacques Brunel said France have to "go back to basics" after stumbling past Tonga to reach the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.     Les Bleus won 23-21 on Sunday to set up a Pool...