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All Blacks set for two additional end-of-year tour tests - report

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks could face off against a surprise opponent on their end-of-year tour this year.   The New Zealand Herald reports that the All Blacks could face Wales and the United...

Five Things You Probably Didn't Know About: Nick Williams

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

A massively proportioned number eight with a penchant of scoring tries, Cardiff Blues' Nick Williams has announced his retirement from the game following a 16-year professional career.      1⃣6⃣7⃣ #GuinnessPRO14 appearances3⃣8⃣...

Should A Pacific Islanders Touring Side Be Reinstated and How Would They Line Up Today?

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2003, a Pacific Islanders touring side was given the go-ahead by the IRB (now World Rugby) to compete. The concept that was based on the British and Irish Lions composite side, was put...

Could Other Nations Follow New Zealand In Launching Or Re-Launching International 'A' Teams?

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Tuesday, New Zealand Rugby revealed that there will be a new high-performance team that will assemble this year and undertake a mini-tour of Northern Hemisphere venues. The new side dubbed the...