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South Africa to host next two World Rugby U20 Championships

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa will host the next two editions of the World Rugby U20 Championship, in 2023 and 2024, the global governing body and SA Rugby confirmed on Thursday, while Kenya was awarded the World Rugby...

England men's U20 to play in returning World Rugby U20 Championship

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men’s U20 will compete in the World Rugby U20 Championship, which returns for the first time since 2019 following COVID-forced cancellations. The tournament features the world’s...

Argentina and New Zealand the winners in Hamilton

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina men and New Zealand women secured HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series gold on a dramatic day two in Hamilton. Day one on Saturday had been brilliant, but day two surpassed that with some amazing...

New Zealand Sevens draw announced

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pivotal pool matches await the Black Ferns Sevens and All Blacks Sevens teams on day one of the hotly anticipated and final HSBC New Zealand Sevens in Hamilton on January 21-22.     The last...

Saints make three changes for blockbuster New Years Day clash

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Director of Rugby Phil Dowson has made three changes to his Northampton Saints side to take on Harlequins this weekend – with Fraser Dingwall, Paul Hill and Alex Moon all returning to the starting...

Barnes Recommits to Taranaki Bulls for the Next Two Seasons

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Neil Barnes has recommitted to Taranaki Rugby for the next two years announcing today he will lead the Yarrows Taranaki Bulls through to the end of 2024.   “I’m rapt to be in a position...

Rugby World Cup 2023: Seven matches you should get excited about

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

In less than 10 months’ time, the wait for Rugby World Cup 2023 will come to an end as France take on New Zealand in an opening match that has all the ingredients to be a classic. While...

On this day in 2020: Rugby World Cup draw - Hosts France to face New Zealand, South Africa in with Ireland and Scotland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup 2023 hosts France will face New Zealand in the pool phase, while reigning champions South Africa have been paired with Ireland and Scotland.    France and three-time winners...

Munster Trio Sign Contract Extensions

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed contract extensions for Andrew Conway, Jack Crowley and Jack O’Donoghue.   The trio have all signed two-year contract extensions that will...

Samoa and New Zealand win Cape Town Sevens

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

After three action-packed days of World Rugby Sevens Series action in Cape Town, Samoa’s men and New Zealand’s women ended the event - and 2022 - in style with victory.   Samoa...