rugbyworldcup2023

On this day in 2015: Eddie Jones appointed England’s first overseas head coach

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Australian succeeded Stuart Lancaster following England’s woeful Rugby World Cup campaign. Eddie Jones was announced as England’s first ever overseas rugby union head coach on this day...

Cai Evans reflects on dream year ahead of BKT URC battle with former teammates

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s been a very eventful year in the life of Cai Evans as his rugby dreams have come true.   The young utility back was a bolter selection in Wales’ World Cup training squad and...

‘I heard what I heard’ – Tom Curry stands by racism claim against Bongi Mbonambi

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England flanker Tom Curry stands by his accusation that South Africa’s Bongi Mbonambi racially abused him in the World Cup semi-final. World Rugby found “insufficient evidence” to back...

Bongi Mbonambi: England were 'unprofessional' regarding alleged on-pitch slur, says hooker

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bongi Mbonambi has accused England of being "unprofessional" after alleging the South Africa hooker directed a racial slur at Tom Curry. The incident occurred during the Springboks' 16-15 win against...

Top 14 Round 5 Wrap-Up

8 months ago by Larrissa Falls

Missed any of the action from France’s Top 14 League? Then we’ve got you covered with a wrap-up of each and every game courtesy of contributor, Larissa Falls. Oyonnax v La RochelleFT...

Independent disciplinary update: Sam Cane (New Zealand)

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand's Sam Cane has been suspended for three matches (reduced to two matches subject to completion of the Coaching Intervention Programme) following an independent Disciplinary Committee hearing...

URC Weekend Round Up

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Vodacom Bulls delivered a strong performance in Italy to move back into the top four of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship, but the three other South African teams found the going tough on the road...

South Africa: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Abiding memory Who knows if France’s Thomas Ramos would have converted Peato Mauvaka’s try from the touch-line - a tournament-leading 21 conversions suggests there's a good chance - but Cheslin...

Harlequins make one change to the Starting XV for Newcastle

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins have named its matchday squad for Saturday's Gallagher Premiership fixture against Newcastle Falcons at The Stoop (KO 15:00 - tickets here). The matchday 23 has been bolstered by the return...

Belief, commitment and confidence: How South Africa won Rugby World Cup 2023

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks’ journey to their record fourth Webb Ellis Cup was paved by the squad’s resilience and their ability to overcome adversity in France. “As a Springbok, you always believe...