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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...

RWC Preview: Japan v Scotland

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan versus Scotland could end up being the most talked-about match that never was.   Typhoon Hagibis, which has already led to two Rugby World Cup fixtures being cancelled, is primed to wipe out...

RWC Review: Ireland 47-5 Samoa

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton claimed an 18-point haul as Ireland sealed their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with a 47-5 thrashing of Samoa despite Bundee Aki's red card.   Ireland knew maximum points...

Henshaw returns for Ireland as Schmidt rings the changes

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Robbie Henshaw will make his first appearance of the Rugby World Cup after the centre was named in Joe Schmidt's Ireland side for the crucial Pool A clash with Samoa.   Henshaw has missed Ireland's...

The Daily Donal Vlog: Scotland's win is good news as Ireland gets 'locked and loaded' for Samoa clash

1 week ago by Breaking News.ie : Rugby

In his daily dispatch Donal reflects on the possible impact of typhoon Hagibis and looks forward to Ireland's crunch clash with Samoa in light fo Scotland's demolition of Russia.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Scotland 61-0 Russia

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland secured a crucial bonus point in their 61-0 win over Russia to propel themselves into a decisive Pool A clash with Rugby World Cup hosts Japan.     Gregor Townsend's side knew...

In-form Japan capable of a serious upset - Robinson

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan are capable of causing another major shock at the Rugby World Cup, according to former England wing Jason Robinson.     The tournament hosts sit top of Pool A and face a crunch...

RWC Preview: Scotland v Russia

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gregor Townsend is not expecting an easy ride against Russia when Scotland attempt to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals alive on Wednesday.     Scotland...

Townsend questions 'incredible' Peyper call in Japan win

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has questioned an "incredible call" from referee Jaco Peyper that resulted in Rugby World Cup Pool A rivals Japan securing a bonus-point win over Samoa.     Townsend's...

Townsend names Scotland team to go against Russia

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has announced his team for the Pool A match against Russia in Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa on Wednesday, 9 October.     Scotland have made 14 changes to the XV which...