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Italy coach O'Shea demands improvement after victory over Namibia

10 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy claimed a 47-22 win over Namibia in their Rugby World Cup opener, but coach Conor O'Shea was unimpressed by the Azzuri's performance.       Conor O'Shea was left frustrated by Italy's...

Italy win their Rugby World Cup opener for the first time since 1991

16 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy won a Rugby World Cup opener for the first time since 1991 after triumphing in their Group B clash in Osaka.     Italy had plenty to celebrate as Sergio Parisse and his team opened...

Italy overcome early scare to beat spirited Namibia in Rugby World Cup

17 hours ago by The Guardian

Namibia well beaten in Hanazono despite scoring opening tryItaly secure bonus point and face Canada before South AfricaItaly scored three tries within the space of 10 minutes, either side of half-time,...

“We can come back from this” - Erasmus

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks’ 23-13 defeat by New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup opener had not deflated the belief of Rassie Erasmus, director of rugby, that South Africa could win the trophy for a third time.     It...

Kolisi urges fast start for Springboks against All Blacks

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having been humbled by Japan in their 2015 Rugby World Cup opener, South Africa will be hoping for a much better start against New Zealand.       South Africa captain Siya Kolisi...

Rugby World Cup: Pool B Preview

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Apart from Pool C this is the most talked about group with the current World Champions involved and up against a South African side that in the last 18 months have managed to claw their way back in contention....

Four Smaller Rugby World Cup Games Worth Tuning In For

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off next week and while everyone is looking forward to those big clashes involving the tier 1 nations, such as New Zealand v South Africa and Ireland v Scotland, we...

"Trying to do things that no one else has ever done before is a hallmark of what New Zealand people are about" - Steve Hansen

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aiming for a third straight Rugby World Cup title, Steve Hansen and the All Blacks are excited.     Steve Hansen insisted the All Blacks were embracing the pressure of trying to win a third...

Have Namibia played in the Rugby World Cup before?

1 week ago by Rugby World

Here is everything you need to know about the African side's fortunes at the global showcase. Try time: Johan Deysel scores against NZ in 2015 (Getty Images)The Welwitschias are in the formidable Group...

Latest World Rankings: Ireland top the rankings going into RWC

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland's 19-10 win over Wales has sent Joe Schmidt's side to the top of the World Rugby Men's Rankings for the first time in history.     Top position in the World Rugby Men's Rankings has...