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World Rugby Men's Rankings preview: 19-21 July, 2024

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the July internationals this weekend. Permutation highlights: Only two of the teams ranked in the top five in the world are in action this weekend,...

Weekend International Friendlies team news + predictions

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another weekend of International Friendlies is upon us, and we have a lineup of Tier 1 versus Tier 2 teams. With the teams having been announced, it’s no surprise that most of the Tier 1 teams have...

A quick look: Japan vs Italy

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy and Japan are set to clash in an epic internatioanl friendly over the weekend. The Italians are coming off an energising 36-14 victory against Tonga, having lost 33-35 to Samoa the previous week.  Meanwhile...

Italy claim joint highest position in World Rugby Men's Rankings

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at the main winners and losers from a rankings perspective after a busy weekend of test matches around the globe. Italy have moved above Australia in the World Rugby Men's Rankings after...

World Rugby Men's Rankings preview

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the July internationals this weekend. Permutation highlights: Ireland can only return to top spot if they beat South Africa by more than 15 points...

Gardner withdraws from Springbok tests

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australian referee Angus Gardner has withdrawn from officiating the Springboks' test series with Ireland for personal reasons and will now be replaced by English referee Luke Pearce, World Rugby said...