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Sexton and Best lead the charge as Ireland prove their credentials

13 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton and Rory Best led the way as Ireland's thumping win over Scotland affirmed their credentials as Rugby World Cup challengers.       Ireland have never made it past the...

The six minutes of magic that showed the All Blacks ruthlessness

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six minutes of first-half brilliance against South Africa underlined why New Zealand are Rugby World Cup favourites once again.       New Zealand were far from perfect in their Rugby...

Head-To-Head: Ireland v Scotland

1 day ago by Irish Rugby News

A statistical preview of Sunday’s opening Rugby World Cup Pool A game between Ireland and Wales at the International Stadium in Yokohama (kick-off 4.45pm local time/8.45am Irish time). RUGBY WORLD...

England have earned the right to be among the favourites – Dallaglio

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England have earned the right to be considered among the favourites for the Rugby World Cup, according to Lawrence Dallaglio.     Eddie Jones' side, along with top-ranked Ireland, Six Nations...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Italy v Namibia

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy captain Sergio Parisse is appearing at a record-equalling fifth Rugby World Cup but insists he is not interested in personal goals.       Sergio Parisse will earn a share of...

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...

Rugby World Cup: fans give their previews and predictions

3 days ago by The Guardian

South Africa are confident. Scotland are hard to predict. Wales have high hopes. And Uruguay just want to win a gameWe hope to win it, but is that realistic? We will be competitive and we will trouble...

The Miracle of Brighton - How beating the Springboks set the stage for Japan

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan were meant to stand no chance against mighty South Africa but sprang the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history in Brighton.         Shortly after breakfast on September...

Rugby World Cup: Ireland pair Kearney and Earls fit to face Scotland

4 days ago by The Guardian

Andy Farrell says Irish team are ‘building nicely’Stuart Hogg finding himself in Greig Laidlaw’s shadowAndy Farrell has declared Rob Kearney and Keith Earls available for Ireland’s World Cup opener...

The experts' tips for success in Japan

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup, three Omnisport writers take a look at the main talking points for the tournament in Japan.       It is little surprise to see powerhouses New Zealand...