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Springbok Women squad tweaked for Spain Tests

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok Women head coach Stanley Raubenheimer named a group of 31 players for the forthcoming two-Test series against Spain, including a number of regular campaigners who have recovered from recent injuries.   Flyhalf...

Ireland replace France at top of World Rugby Men’s Rankings

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France’s reign as the world’s number one team has only lasted a week with Ireland replacing Les Bleus at the top of the World Rugby Men’s Rankings.     Saturday’s...

Latest World Rankings: France go top, Ireland second

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France have reached the summit of the World Rugby Rankings for the first time since the rankings were introduced.     Les Bleus go top and Ireland are now second in an unprecedented...

Namibia qualify for their seventh consecutive RWC

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Namibia have secured their place at a seventh successive Rugby World Cup by beating Kenya 36-0 in the final of the Rugby Africa Cup 2022 in Aix-en-Provence on Sunday.   They qualify as Africa 1...

Introducing: The Eight Uncapped Players In The England Squad

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones has named a 36-player squad for England’s summer tour to Australia with eight uncapped players included.   Jones' has had to deal with a lengthy injury list with George...

Unions in talks about massive shake-up of international rugby scene

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A massive development is in the pipeline with regard to the international rugby scene.    The proposed idea of the Nations Championship – a competition involving twelve teams (England,...

Latest World Rankings: Ireland overtake England, Wales fall

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland have moved up to fourth place in the overall World Rugby rankings following the action in the penultimate round of the Six Nations.   England put up an incredible fight a man down after...

Latest World Rankings: France & Spain Climb

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France and Spain have been rewarded for their results in the Six Nations and Rugby Europe Championship this weekend.     Round three of the Six Nations resulted in some changes to the top...

Explained: World Rugby Rankings

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The men’s and women’s World Rugby Rankings are calculated using a points exchange system, in which sides take points off each other based on the match result.     Whatever...

How this weekend's Six Nations can impact the World Rankings

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the second rounds of the Six Nations and Rugby Europe Championship 2022.  Permutation highlights: Wales must beat Scotland by more than 15...