International Friendlies

2020

The All Blacks could face off against a combined Pacific XV - report

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A Tana Umaga-coached Pacific XV could be the New Zealand national side’s first challenge of the year, according to a report by 1 News.   The clash could be the All Blacks’...

Picking a Tier 2 World XV

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There is a raft of talented players outside the first tier of test playing nations, some of which could claim to be the best in the position in world rugby.   We take a look at what a potential...

Mitchell expects Itoje and Vunipola to make 'good decisions' over Saracens future

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Maro Itoje and Mako Vunipola have not committed to Saracens for next season, but John Mitchell is confident they will make the right call.     England defence coach John Mitchell expects...

QUIZ: Can You Name The Ireland 23 That Beat The All Blacks For the First Time?

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After 29 meetings and 111 years of trying, Ireland finally claimed a men's senior international win over New Zealand to cherish.   Joe Schmidt's side joined the Ireland Women (2014) and Ireland...

European Chiefs Slam World Rugby For Leaving Them Out Of Key Talks And Want To Stage Champions Cup Final In October

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby's plans to play any postponed July Internationals in October is under threat from European clubs who guarding their competitions.   European rugby’s governing body has told World...

Scott Robertson picks the three best players he played with, coached and would like to coach

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson revealed in an interview on the Will Greenwood podcast that he would like to coach World Cup-winning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi.   The three-time Super...

Jamie Joseph expects England and Wales tests to be called off or postponed

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph expects the tests against Wales and Rugby World Cup runner-up England to be called off but hopes the games can be played at a later date.   Talking...

World Rugby Election To Be Decided By One Man - Report

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The fate of the next World Rugby Chairman is reportedly set to come down to just one man with Fijian Prime Minster Frank Bainimarama set to decide the outcome.   According to a report by Liam...

Tuesday Test Rugby Quiz

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Going forward, every Tuesday Ultimate Rugby will bring you a quiz based on test rugby!   This week we keep the category quite wide and ask you questions from Rugby World Cups...

Former Springbok lock Kobus Wiese reveals the reason why he was PUNCHED at the final whistle of the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In an interview with South African sports blog The Yellow Cap, former Springbok lock Kobus Wiese opened up about why he was punched by Ian Jones in the closing seconds of the famous 1995 Rugby World...