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Pieter-Steph du Toit named in the starting XV for his Japan Rugby League One debut

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok flanker and 2019 World Rugby Player of the Year, Pieter-Steph du Toit will make his return from injury this weekend debuting for Japan Rugby League One side Toyota Verblitz.     The...

Five changes to Blitzbok squad for Spain trip

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok Sevens playmaker Justin Geduld will return to the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for the first time in two years after being named in the Blitzboks squad to contest the two forthcoming tournaments...

Watch: Israel Folau scores a match winner on his return to rugby union

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau made a try-scoring comeback to rugby union on Saturday dotting down in the 75th minute of Shining Arcs 23-24 win over Kobe Steelers.   With Kobe leading 18-17...

Dream XV: The International stars of the new Japanese League

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new Japanese club competition kicks off this weekend under the new name, the Japan Rugby League One.   We take a look at the international stars that will light up the tournament in the top...

Benetton lock in Ioane's signature

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Supersonic speed, explosive strength and a lot of quality in both phases of the game. Monty Ioane decides to remain tied to the green-and-white colors and renews his contract with Benetton...

Midi Olympique's Team of the Year: Five Frenchman, Three All Blacks, One Irishman

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Renowned French bi-weekly rugby newspaper Midi Olympique have released their 2021 Team of the Year.   The publication has included one Irishman, one Australian, one Scotsman, two South Africans,...

Revised Super Rugby Pacific draw confirmed

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

A blockbuster local derby between Moana Pasifika and the Blues at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on Friday 18 February 2022 will kick-off a revised Super Rugby Pacific draw announced by joint venture partners...

Argentina play host to Australia in Mendoza and San Juan in 2022

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The match venues are set for Argentina’s two home matches against Australia in 2022. Mendoza joins San Juan to give western Argentina two home test matches in the 2022 Rugby Championship.     Mendoza...

Antoine Dupont claims Men's 15s World Rugby Player of the Year Award

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Men’s and Women’s 15s Player of the Year have been announced with Antoine Dupont (France) and Zoé Aldcroft (England) scooping the two prestigious categories and putting an end to...

World Rugby unveil the Men’s 15s Dream Team of the Year

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Players from eight nations have been selected in the Dream Team by the World Rugby Awards Panel with all four of the Men’s 15s Player of the Year nominees included.   The players selected...