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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...

Springboks push right buttons and eject hosts Japan

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus was thankful South Africa "knew which buttons to push" to fend off the threat of another Rugby World Cup defeat to Japan.   After their stunning loss to the Brave Blossoms four years...

Springboks power through Japan to book a place in the semis

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Makazole Mapimpi touched down twice as South Africa ended Japan's incredible Rugby World Cup campaign in the quarter-finals.       South Africa gained vengeance for their shock loss...

Saluting Five Japanese Players That Had Outstanding Rugby World Cups

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The host nation for the 2019 Rugby World Cup have been knocked out having lost 3-26 to the Springboks in the quarter-final.    Japan were inspirational as they became the first Asian side to...

O'Driscoll's words prophetic as showpiece comes year too late for Ireland

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland enjoyed one of their greatest years in 2018, but they looked a shadow of their former selves as they crashed out of the World Cup.     In an interview with Omnisport last April, the...

RWC Preview: New Zealand v Ireland

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt acknowledges Ireland's victory over New Zealand a year ago means they will not be able to "sneak up on" the All Blacks at the Rugby World Cup on Saturday.     A shock defeat to...

Rugby World Cup: The quarter-finals in Opta numbers

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup enters the knockout phase this weekend, with Ireland looking to finally reach a semi-final and Japan bidding to cause another upset.     Joe Schmidt's team may have beaten...

FLASHBACK: Relive the most thrilling action from the RWC 2019 pool stages

6 days ago by Rugby Dump

This year's Rugby World Cup has proven perhaps the most dramatic in the tournament's history. From sensational victories over Ireland and Scotland from hosts Japan to cancelled matches as a result of Typhoon...

Springboks have some Ferraris of our own, says Le Roux

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Willie le Roux is confident South Africa have enough speed of their own to cope with Japan's "Ferraris".     That was the nickname given to Japan fliers Kenki Fukuoka and Kotaro Matsushima...

England-France & New Zealand-Italy games cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

England's Rugby World Cup showdown against France and New Zealand's clash with Italy have been cancelled due to the pending threat of Typhoon Hagibis.   World Rugby announced the two pool fixtures...