Rugby World Cup: The quarter-finals in Opta numbers

5 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup enters the knockout phase this weekend, with Ireland looking to finally reach a semi-final and Japan bidding to cause another upset.     Joe Schmidt's team may have beaten...

Rugby World Cup Preview: New Zealand v Ireland

7 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt acknowledges Ireland's victory over New Zealand a year ago means they will not be able to "sneak up on" the All Blacks at the Rugby World Cup on Saturday.     A shock defeat to...

All Blacks captain Read on facing Ireland in quarter-final

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks captain Kieran Read pays his respects to Japan after Typhoon Hagibis and talks about what he expects Ireland to bring to the quarter-final at Rugby World Cup 2019

Rob Herring set to join Irish squad as injury replacement

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rob Herring is set to join Ireland’s World Cup squad in Japan to replace the injured Sean Cronin, according to the42.     The Ulster hooker will join Joe Schmidt’s group in...

Dublin defeat no concern for All Blacks - Foster

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster played down the relevance of New Zealand's defeat to Ireland last year ahead of their Rugby World Cup quarter-final, vowing: "We don’t get too stuck in the past."     Ireland...

RWC issues misconduct charges against Scottish Rugby Union

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup has confirmed that it has issued misconduct charges against the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) in relation to recent comments made about Typhoon Hagibis and its potential impact on the Rugby...

Quarter Final Match Officials Announced

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the match officials for the quarter-finals of Rugby World Cup 2019 following a full review of performances over the 37 pool matches.   Jérôme Garcès...

Hansen 'quite happy' All Blacks avoided in-form Japan

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen is "quite happy" to see Japan on the opposite side of the draw to New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup - but knows Ireland will be a tough test in the quarter-finals.   Tournament...

Bundee Aki gets a 3 week ban

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland centre Bundee Aki attended a disciplinary hearing on 14 October having received a red card from referee Nic Berry for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous tackle) in Ireland’s...

Sexton surprised by Ireland critics

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton is baffled by "strange" criticism of Ireland and assures they have belief that New Zealand can be dethroned at Tokyo Stadium on Saturday.   Joe Schmidt's side put a...