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2021

Six All Blacks, Four England Players & No Ireland Players In Rugby World's 20 Best Players

22 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six All Blacks have been included in Rugby World magazine's top 20 list of 100 best players of 2021, with France's Antoine Dupont topping the list.   The biennial countdown by the Magazine...

On This Day in 2016: Magnificent Ireland claim historic win over All Blacks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Five years ago today, Ireland ended their 111-year wait for a first victory over New Zealand by bringing the world champions' record winning streak to a juddering halt with a sensational 40-29 victory...

Fans to decide 2021 World Players of the Year

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby fans around the world will select the winners in six categories of the World Rugby Awards in 2021.     The World Rugby Awards return in a digital-first format in 2021 after a special...

Switching Test teams may be far simpler by 2022

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Players may switch test teams next year if proposed changes are voted in by World Rugby later this month.      The proposed plans would make it possible for players to make a nationality...

First Black Ferns haka of 2021

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

  For the first time since 2019, the Black Ferns have performed their haka on an international stage ahead of their Test against England in Exeter. They paid a special tribute to the late Sean Wainui.  

The most capped Test rugby XV of all time - by position

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales and British & Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones will become the first player to play 149 tests for one country on Saturday.   The 36-year-old second-rower will feature in his 161st test...

Sam Cane returns for the All Blacks against USA

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks team has been named to play the USA in the 1874 Cup Test match at FedExField in Washington DC on Saturday 23 October (Kick-off: 3.30PM EST, 8.30PM UK, 8.30AM Sunday 24 October NZT).   It...

Wallabies confirmed to play Japan to kick off Spring Tour

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Wallabies will face Japan in Oita on Saturday 23 October, as confirmed by Japan Rugby Union.     The match will kick off the Spring Tour, which will see Australia head to Europe to face...

Two new additions to England coaching team

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones has finalised his England senior men’s coaching set-up with the appointments of Richard Cockerill and Anthony Seibold.    Cockerill joins as a forwards coach and will work...

Scotland add renowned AB Zondagh to coaching team

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scottish Rugby has recruited renowned coach AB Zondagh to join Gregor Townsend’s management team ahead of the new international season as an assistant coach focussing on attack for the Scotland...