Williams to miss Bledisloe Cup opener

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand named a 34-man squad for their Tests against Australia, but Sonny Bill Williams will only play one of the two matches.       Sonny Bill Williams will miss New Zealand's...

Does Rugby Championship form impact World Cup chances?

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With The Rugby Championship starting this weekend, we thought we would take a look at how the Southern Hemisphere teams have fared in the competition during a World Cup year.   The competition is...

The greatest test ever played? Looking back at the 2000 Bledisloe Cup Sydney test

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On this day, 15 July, in 2000 a world record crowd of 109,874 attended Stadium Australia in Sydney to witness what has been dubbed as the greatest test ever played.   A gripping affair...

Litmus Test For Australian Super Rugby Sides

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Super Rugby heads into its third round of fixtures this weekend with a particularly intriguing set of fixtures which will see three Trans Tasman clashes. The Brumbies face the Hurricanes at Westpac...

Test Rugby Set For Major Shake Up In 2020 - Reports

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

International rugby is braced for the biggest changes in the professional era, possibly the game's history,  with plans to create a World League that is set to be signed off as early as next month...

Ultimate Rugby's Test Team Of The Year

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

With test rugby going on a break until next year we look back at the year that was in 2018 and pick our team of the year.   Ireland are understandably well represented while there are a few surprises...

Five Selection Surprises Steve Hansen Could Spring On Joe Schmidt

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen is known for throwing a few selection surprises for big games and could continue that trend for his side's heavyweight clash with Ireland this weekend.     Hansen...

PLAY OF THE WEEK: 2018 Bledisloe Cup Game 3

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Beauden Barrett and Rieko Ioane connected for not one but two awesome tries on the weekend. Our favourite was Barrett’s circus pass to his winger to seal the game in the final minutes.

Steve Hansen & Michael Cheika comment on Latu's yellow card

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen surmised Tolu Latu's needless yellow card in just eight words after the All Blacks 37-20 win over the Wallabies "You do dumb things you get dumb reactions."   All...

Player Ratings: All Blacks v Wallabies

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks made it a clean sweep in the Bledisloe Cup for 2018 as they brushed the Wallabies aside to claim a 37-20 victory in Japan.   We ranked all the starting players from the clash out...