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Italy change three for French Test

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Franco Smith has made three changes to his starting line-up for Italy’s final group game in the Autumn Nations Cup against France in Paris on Saturday.   The Azzurri are without Jake Polledri...

Fabien Galthie makes 13 changes for Les Bleus' Italian Test

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Flyhalf Matthieu Jalibert and Teddy Thomas are the only the only starters from France's win over Scotland who will start again this weekend against Italy.   The reasoning for this is a...

When the Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw will take place and how it will work

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Draw is the moment fans and teams have been waiting for. Each participating nation will discover their future opposition when the balls are drawn on 14 December at the iconic Palais Brongniart. Due...

The New Look France: The new faces in the squad

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new year saw change in France as Fabien Galthie took over the head coaching role and brought in the likes of Shaun Edwards in to assist him and bring new life to Les Bleus after a disappointing...

Gregor Townsend makes five changes to his starting XV

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend has named five changes to Scotland’s starting line-up for this Sunday’s Autumn Nations Cup contest against France at Murrayfield Stadium.   Scotland’s...

HIGHLIGHTS: Italy v Scotland

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy dominated the opening stages with their pack impressing. They steamrolled the Scots at the scrum while Gregor Townsend's men were also hit with injuries to Rory Sutherland and Jamie Ritchie. Both...

Italy vs Fiji Off

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Autumn Nations Cup match between Italy and Fiji is off. The desision was taken after the latest round of Covid-19 tests undertaken yesterday by the Fijian team returned 29 positive cases this morning....

Polledri to go under the knife

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester and Italy flanker Jake Polledri will require surgery after the injury he sustained in the Autumn Nations Cup opening round against Scotland this past weekend.   According to a report...

Charles Ollivon's potential replacement puts in an incredible shift against La Rochelle

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The TOP14 was in full swing this past weekend with six fixtures taking place as a few members of the French squad returning to their clubs following the cancellation of the Autumn Nations Cup game against...

Test Team of the Week

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A thrilling weekend of test rugby saw the Pumas notch up a first win over the All Blacks before the second day of action in the Autumn Nations Cup kicked off up north.   The Pumas were brutal and...