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RWC Preview: New Zealand v Canada

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen is hopeful Beauden Barrett's performance levels will improve even further playing alongside his brothers in New Zealand's next pool match at the Rugby World Cup.     The All Blacks...

Barrett brothers to make history with all three to start for All Blacks

1 month ago by The Guardian

Beauden to start at fullback in second Pool B outingJordie and Scott also selected to play CanadaBeauden, Jordie and Scott Barrett will become the first trio of brothers to appear for the All Blacks in...

Scarlets sign Fiji World Cup lock

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets have announced the signing of Fijian World Cup lock Tevita Ratuva, bringing their contingent in Japan up to 15 players.     The 6ft 6in forward came off the bench at half-time during...

Rugby World Cup 2019 Preview: Russia v Samoa

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Vaeluaga Steve Jackson has emphasised the importance of consistency in team selection after confirming Chris Vui will captain Samoa in their Rugby World Cup clash with Russia.     Samoa...

Steve Hansen says World Rugby will alter HIA process after Cane debacle

1 month ago by The Guardian

• Flanker missed second half despite passing half-time HIA test• ‘They’ve modified it which is great, good response’The All Blacks coach, Steve Hansen, has revealed World Rugby have altered the...

Italy v Namibia: Rugby World Cup 2019 – live!

1 month ago by The Guardian

Live updates from the Pool B clash in HanazonoPool B: New Zealand stand firm in heavyweight thrillerSend your thoughts to Geoff on email or on Twitter 5.58am BST Namibia's dressing room looking absolutely...

"We know they are going to be ferocious and full of pride and passion". - Eddie Jones

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England have prepared a specific plan to counter the strengths of Tonga in their World Cup opener, according to Eddie Jones.         Eddie Jones stressed the importance of England...

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

1 month 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...

Tonga coach Kefu names Tonga team to face England

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu has named his team for the Pool C match against England at Sapporo Dome on Sunday, 22 September.     Only four players in thie match-day squad (Sanatane Takulua, Kurt...

Can England, Ireland, South Africa or Wales reign? Ranking the contenders to dethrone the All Blacks

1 month 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...