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All Blacks slip to a new world rankings low

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand's 26-10 defeat at the hands of the Springboks has seen them slip to a new low of fifth in World Rugby rankings.   The All Blacks were demoted to an all-time low of fourth place after...

South Africa 26-10 New Zealand: Pollard and Marx masterclass guides Springboks to victory

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Faf de Klerk injured in the opening exchanges, Handre Pollard held a steady hand to guide South Africa to victory over New Zealand.   Handre Pollard stepped up to the plate in the...

The Rugby Championship: The Breakdown – Springboks preparing to pounce on struggling All Blacks

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand are in a crisis by their standards, and things do not get any easier as they start the Rugby Championship in South Africa.     South Africa are favourites to inflict a third consecutive...

South Africa v New Zealand: Stats, Facts, Line Ups

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa and New Zealand face off for the 102nd time on Saturday with the rivalry taken to a new destination, Nelspruit.   Saturday's test will be just the fourth time South Africa...

United Rugby Championship 2022/23 Kick-Off Times Confirmed

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The URC have confirmed the kick-off times for all 18 rounds of the United Rugby Championship for the 2022/23 season.   Glasgow Warriors will bookend the start and finish of the regular...

Ian Foster told by NZ Rugby to resign if All Blacks don't improve

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster has reportedly been told to resign if the All Blacks fail to show any “definitive improvements” in their two test matches against the Springboks in South Africa.   According...

All Blacks must step up for under-fire Foster in the heat of Springboks battle

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand have been smarting from a historic defeat to Ireland, and Ian Foster needs a response in South Africa as he fights for his job.     Ian Foster will know there is more...

Crunch time for Foster's All Blacks as eager Boks lie in wait

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s all about to kick off at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit as, for the first time in four years, the All Blacks will do battle on South African soil against the Boks.    The hype...

43 IRFU Centralised Contracts to be Offered to Elite Women’s Players

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The IRFU has announced that Gillian McDarby has been appointed as Head of Women’s Performance and Pathways following an extensive recruitment process directed by the IRFU National...

Connacht Rugby have signed Scottish hooker Grant Stewart on a short term, six-month contract.

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby can announce the club have signed Scottish hooker Grant Stewart on a short term, six-month contract. Stewart arrives at The Sportsground to provide further injury cover and depth for the...