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

16 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...

Eager England right at home in Japan

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a school visit and spending time at the beach, England are ready to focus on their Rugby World Cup Pool C opener against Tonga.     Eddie Jones is pleased at how quickly England have acclimatised...

Double injury boost for England

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Launchbury and Henry Slade will be able to play in England's Rugby World Cup opener against Tonga, Steve Borthwick has confirmed.       Steve Borthwick has confirmed Joe Launchbury...

Weekend Round Up

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

USA name 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup     The USA has officially announced the 31-player squad for Rugby World Cup Japan 2019.     Head Coach Gary Gold has named...

ROUND 5 HIGHLIGHTS: Counties Manukau v Tasman - 2019

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tasman continue their sensational start to the season. They remain unbeaten as they dominate Counties Manakua in their own backyard as leave them scoreless. Counties had...

England's Vunipola & Nowell to miss at least two World Cup games

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones does not expect to have Mako Vunipola available until England face Argentina or France in the Rugby World Cup pool stage.       Mako Vunipola will miss at least the first...

ROUND 4 HIGHLIGHTS: Taranaki v Tasman - 2019

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

What a game from both teams today. Tasman came at Taranaki with all they had and pushed the men in yellow extremely hard. Taranaki made sure they didn't go down easily though and made an impressive number...

Thursday Morning Round Up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad   Japan kick the tournament off against Russia with Ireland, Scotland and Samoa all in the host's pool.   【日本代表】日本ラグビーフットボール協会は、9月20日(金)に開幕する「ラグビーワールドカップ2019(#RWC2019)」へ向けた日本代表最終登録メンバー計31名を決定しました→

England update: Mako Vunipola

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England Rugby have released a statement confirming that Mako Vunipola has a small tear of scar tissue which will require approximately 10 days of rehabilitation.     Vunipola sustained the...

Mitre 10 Cup Round Up: Week 3

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waikato is third on 10 with North Harbour and Counties Manukau sharing nine points.   Taranaki, on 14 points, sit one ahead of Hawke's Bay in the Mitre 10 Championship while Bay of Plenty are third,...