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World Rugby Women's Rankings preview: 13-14 April, 2024

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the Guinness Women's Six Nations and Rugby Europe Women's Championship matches this weekend. Permutation highlights: England cannot improve their...

SA coastal teams come out on top in challenging URC round

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was a rewarding weekend for the DHL Stormers and Hollywoodbets Sharks in round 13 of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship as they secured important victories to make it two out of four for the domestic...

URC Round 13 Preview

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Benetton Rugby v Connacht Rugby, Saturday, 1pm   A meeting of two teams just on the edge of the play-off zone, with tenth taking on ninth, so there’s much at stake.   Both sides will...

Larmour looking forward to facing “incredible” Le Roux in top-of-the-table clash

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jordan Larmour has hailed Willie le Roux as a player who “ticks all the boxes as a 15” as the two international full-backs prepare to meet this weekend.   Larmour’s Leinster Rugby...

URC Round 12 Preview

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ospreys v Munster Rugby, Friday 7.35pm Opposing coaches Toby Booth and Graham Rowntree have been singing each other’s praises ahead of this crucial Swansea showdown between two play-off contenders. Their...

Women’s Six Nations: How teams can qualify for WXV, Women’s RWC 2025

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Marie-Marvingt, located inside the iconic Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, will double as the start line for the Guinness Women’s Six Nations 2024 this weekend. Ireland are Saturday’s...

Scotland's 1984 Grand Slam – Part one

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s perhaps little known, but Scotland won what could be considered de facto Grand Slams in 1933 and 1938. With France having been expelled from the Five Nations Championship after 1931 over...

EPCR round of 16 referee appointments

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the knockout stages of European club rugby set to further intensify this weekend, EPCR can announce the referee appointments for the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 2nd leg fixtures as well as...

Steve Borthwick heads for New Zealand in a bid to build on England’s progress

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Borthwick will begin plotting New Zealand’s downfall this week as he looks to build on England’s encouraging end to the Guinness Six Nations. A stunning victory over Ireland in round...

Andy Farrell excited by chance to pit Ireland against ‘best’ side South Africa

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Farrell is relishing a shot at the world’s best as Ireland pursue perfection after continuing their northern hemisphere domination with another Guinness Six Nations title. Ireland turn their...