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Rugby World Cup Update

2 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

An update from Japan as we are just two days away from the start of the tournament.         Hosts Japan name team for Rugby World Cup opener against Russia     FULL...

"He almost single-handedly beat the All Blacks in 2012" - Andy Goode backs Manu Tuilagi to shine at the RWC

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England international Andy Goode knows about the daunting prospect of facing Manu Tuilagi, a player he thinks will shine in Japan.         Manu Tuilagi can help England...

Five players who can consider themselves unfortunate to miss the Rugby World Cup in Japan

18 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at five top players who might consider themselves unfortunate to miss the Rugby World Cup in Japan.       The world's best are converging on Japan for the 2019 Rugby...

Predicting Ireland's team to face Scotland

21 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt heads into his opening 2019 Rugby World Cup match with Scotland with a number of his front line backs under an injury cloud.     However, the New Zealander does have a full stocked...

Japan capable of shocking Ireland, warns O'Driscoll

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan defeated South Africa four years ago and Ireland great Brian O'Driscoll believes they could provide another Rugby World Cup upset.     Brian O'Driscoll has warned Ireland that Japan...

World Cup referees will not ‘lay down a marker’ with reds, says World Rugby

1 day ago by The Guardian

• Tournament organisers play down fears of flurry of cards• Weather threatens Scotland v Ireland opener in YokohamaWorld Cup organisers have insisted officials will not be looking to “lay down a...

Kearney adds to Ireland's injury worries

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland fullback Rob Kearney has emerged as a major doubt for Ireland’s World Cup opener against Scotland on Sunday according to multiple reports.     It is understood that veteran...

Scotland strive to avoid World Cup slip-ups with shampoo-soaked balls

1 day ago by The Guardian

Thunderstorm forecast for Scotland v Ireland game15,000 people turn up for Wales open training sessionScotland have brushed up their act before Sunday’s wet and wild World Cup opener with Ireland –...

Five breakthrough talents to watch in Japan

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, we look at five young players capable of making their mark on the international stage.         The Rugby World Cup is the greatest...

Rugby World Cup Update

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Robbie Henshaw unlikely to feature against Scotland   #RWC2019 Reasonably positive news on Robbie Henshaw @henshawrob after the scan. He is unlikely to feature v @Scotlandteam He...