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New Zealand name strongest team as Brodie Retallick returns for World Cup quarter-final

6 days ago by The Guardian

Captain Kieran Read also back in side for game in Tokyo We are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please help us by supporting our independent journalismLock Brodie Retallick has returned for the All...

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...

Namibia v Canada cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Namibia and Canada's final Pool B match at the Rugby World Cup has been cancelled due to the impact of Typhoon Hagibis.   Both teams were aiming to claim a first win of the tournament in Japan,...

Scotland's hopes in the balance with inspection to follow Typhoon Hagibis

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby will undertake a venue inspection following the passing of Typhoon Hagibis before deciding whether Scotland's crunch Rugby World Cup clash against Japan goes ahead.   The Pool A fixture...

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa 66-7 Canada

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa delivered a statement of intent as they thrashed Canada 66-7 to book their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals in style.     Rassie Erasmus insisted there would...

RWC Preview: South Africa v Canada

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus expects no drop in quality from his much-changed side when they take on Canada in the Rugby World Cup.     Erasmus has made 13 changes for Tuesday's Pool...

Springboks make changes for Canada clash

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa have made 13 changes to their starting side to face Canada at the Rugby World Cup on Tuesday.   After losing to the All Blacks in their opener, the Springboks have claimed comfortable...

RWC Review: New Zealand 71-9 Namibia

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks produced a dominant second half to thrash Namibia 71-9 at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.   After a sloppy start, New Zealand improved after the break in Chofu on their way to a third...

South Africa v Italy: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!

2 weeks ago by The Guardian

Rugby World Cup pdates from the Pool B game in ShizuokaAll the fixtures, tables and results from JapanEmail Richard or tweet him with your thoughts on the match 11.48am BST It’s Pool B’s day of reckoning....

Rugby World Cup Pre-Match Facts: South Africa vs Italy

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks are third in Pool B, behind Italy and New Zealand after losing to the All Blacks in their first match of the tournament.     South Africa responded to their loss to the defending...