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Australia fall to new low in World Rugby Men’s Rankings

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales have become the first team to book their place in the quarter-finals of Rugby World Cup 2023 following a record 40-6 win over Australia at the OL Stadium in Lyon. Dan Biggar’s injury replacement,...

Sam Whitelock on the Cusp of All Blacks History

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

When the great Richie McCaw hung up his boots for the last time with 148 Test caps for his country, most people thought no man could ever come close to breaking his record.   Eight years later,...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: France v Namibia

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Everything you need to know about France v Namibia at Stade de Marseille, on Thursday, 21 September.     France coach Fabien Galthié is not taking any risks with this match, making...

RWC Round 3: Italy vs. Uruguay match preview

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six days after their heroic performance in Lille, when they pushed much-fancied France to the limit, Uruguay are back in action – this time against Italy in a match that has more than simply this...

Match Day Programme: New Zealand v Namibia

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand are currently on a two game losing streak, after suffering crushing defeats to the Springboks in a world cup warm-up game and to hosts France on opening day. The All Blacks will face a spirited...

Talking points as Wales face Portugal looking to secure another bonus-point win

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales play their second game of the Rugby World Cup when they tackle Portugal in Nice on Saturday.   After a nerve-shredding victory over Fiji, another bonus-point win would strengthen Wales’...

Former Australia star Leali’ifano starts at 10 - Samoa name team to play Chile

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Samoa head coach Seilala Mapusua has named his match-day 23 to face Chile at Stade de Bordeaux on Saturday, with Australia's top points scorer at Rugby World Cup 2019, Christian Leali'ifano, starting...

Best Quotes From The RWC Today

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

"Our general approach, our way of playing, of training, today we are not going to change because it would be suicidal to change. A result cannot change or scar you either."Argentina backs coach Felipe...

Changes to top 10 in World Rugby Men’s Rankings

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup 2023 got off to a pulsating start this weekend with several changes to the top 20 in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings.     England, Australia and Wales all climb two...

Rugby World Cup 2023 round one review

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eight matches down, another 40 to come – and Rugby World Cup 2023 is already setting a high bar. France and New Zealand defied energy-sapping temperatures at Stade de France to put on...