New Zealand

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

17 hours 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,...

England u20's end eight-year wait for title

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

England ended France's dominance of the World Rugby U20 Championship with a 25-13 victory in Friday's final at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town. It was England's first title since 2016 and their fourth overall,...

Weekend International Friendlies team news + predictions

21 hours 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...

Spain U20 beat Fiji U20 in thriller

23 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Last year’s U20 Trophy winners Spain scored in sudden-death extra-time to break Fijian hearts and guarantee their place in the 2025 U20 Championship in a dramatic opener to the final day of the tournament. With...

Reds Edged By Wales 36-35 in Thriller

23 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Queensland Reds winger Mac Grealy broke his 2024 try drought in spectacular fashion yet Wales still found a last-gasp escape at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Friday night.The underdog Reds were pipped...

MLR Western Conference Semifinals Preview

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

This weekend, the Major League Rugby Playoffs presented by Sportsbreaks.com will be underway. After 18 weeks, just eight teams remain in the race to lift the MLR Shield at Snapdragon...

Match Preview: All Blacks v Fiji

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks and Fiji are set to break new ground with a historic Test match at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, USA. Tests Played: 7 Won: All Blacks 7 Last time: 60-13, 17 July 2021,...

A look at the World Rugby U20 Championship

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The final between the England U20 vs France U20 will be the fifth all-northern hemisphere World Rugby U20 Championship final and the fourth in the last six tournaments. For the first time last year England...

New Zealand Under 20s vie for podium finish at World Rugby Under 20 Championship

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The New Zealand Under 20s will play for third place at the World Rugby Under 20 Championship, facing Ireland in their last match on Saturday morning (kick off 2.30am NZT). Head Coach Jobo Gibbes has made...

Forward duo Franklin and Prinsep pen new Force deals

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Western Force are today delighted to confirm the re-signings of Maori All-Blacks forward pair Reed Prinsep and Tom Franklin. The duo’s re-signings come after forward duo Sam Carter and Tom Horton...