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Clinical Springboks, happy hosts, Irish de ja vu – the top Opta facts

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa were crowned champions at the end of an enthralling Rugby World Cup on Saturday.   The tournament in Japan proved a huge success, with packed-out venues and fervent support from a nation...

World Rugby Reveals the Nominees for World Player of the Year

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the shortlists for the prestigious Men’s and Women’s 15s Player of the Year awards for 2019, which will be presented at the World Rugby Awards at The Prince Park Tower...

South Africa Name Team for Rugby World Cup Final

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fit-again wing Cheslin Kolbe returns to the Springbok team in the only change to the match 23 for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final against England at Yokohama International Stadium.     He...

WATCH: The four tries shortlisted for the Try of the Year

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The contenders for the International Rugby Players (IRP) Try of the Year 2019 have been revealed, with the winner to be announced at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on 3 November.     Three...

Springboks without star man Kolbe for semi-final clash

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Powerful winger Sbu Nkosi has been drafted into the Springbok starting line-up for Sunday’s gripping Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales at the Yokohama International Stadium     Nkosi...

Springboks sweat on the fitness of Cheslin Kolbe

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks are hopeful that livewire winger Cheslin Kolbe will be fit and available for the Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales at Yokohama Stadium on Sunday.     The speedster has...

RWC Preview: Japan vs South Africa

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Michael Leitch declared "the end is not here" as Japan plot another sensational defeat of South Africa in their first Rugby World Cup quarter-final on Sunday.   The hosts reached the last eight...

Ireland crash out in the quarters as New Zealand march on

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

England are up next for New Zealand after the reigning Rugby World Cup champions recorded an emphatic win over Ireland in Tokyo.     New Zealand remain right on course to retain the Rugby...

England-France & New Zealand-Italy games cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

England's Rugby World Cup showdown against France and New Zealand's clash with Italy have been cancelled due to the pending threat of Typhoon Hagibis.   World Rugby announced the two pool fixtures...

Kolbe and Jantjies expected to be fit for Japan clash

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cheslin Kolbe and Herschel Jantjies are expected to be fit for South Africa's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan on Sunday.   Livewire wing Kolbe missed the 66-7 rout of Canada last Tuesday...