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RWC Match Day Programme New Zealand vs South Africa

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a tournament where the praises of the north were sung far and wide. Echoes of a first Northern Hemisphere victory since the heroics of Johnny Wilkinson's Engand side in 2003. However, much like most...

Healy and Jones Building Scottish Momentum

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ben Healy and Huw Jones have really hit the ground running on their rapid return from World Cup duty with Scotland. They picked up Player of the Match awards for Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors respectively...

Will anyone claim a hat-trick of Mastercard Player of the Match awards?

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at which players, and positions, have dominated the Mastercard Player of the Match awards at Rugby World Cup 2023. Five players have won multiple Mastercard Player of the Match awards at...

RWC Match Day Programme: England vs South Africa

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Four years ago in Japan, South Africa triumphed over a very strong England side that had nullified an All Blacks team in the semi-final. The same All Blacks team that had beaten the Springboks in their...

Glittering career ends with tears for retiring Ireland captain Johnny Sexton

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 38-year-old heads into retirement as arguably his country’s greatest player. Tears were always likely when the end eventually came for the retiring Johnny Sexton. In a city synonymous with...

Romania: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Romania had three tough tests in the 'pool of death' before pushing Tonga hard in their final game. Abiding memory Scrum-half Florin Surugiu's beaming face as he jumped to his feet after scoring...

World Rugby Hall of Fame to recognise five Rugby World Cup greats

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Carter (New Zealand), Thierry Dusautoir (France), George Smith (Australia), Juan Martín Hernández (Argentina) and Bryan Habana (South Africa) will become the latest legends inducted into...

Expectation to underachievement – How Scotland came up short in France

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland suffered a demoralising pool-stage exit from the World Cup after being unable to get the big win they needed against Ireland. Here, we look back at how the tournament unfolded for Gregor Townsend’s...

Stats review - what do the figures reveal about the teams heading home?

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland and Australia were the two topped-rank teams to miss out on the knockout stage at Rugby World Cup 2023, but there was plenty to be positive about for teams such as Portugal, Georgia and Tonga. Pool...

Tonga: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 'Ikale Tahi brought fight, flair and famous faces to the Rugby World Cup in France but had to wait for their final Pool B game to savour victory.   Abiding memory As the Tonga squad gathered...