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Josh Navidi faces at least a further month on sidelines

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff and Wales flanker Josh Navidi is not expected to return for at least a month as he continues to be troubled by a neck injury.     The 33-cap Cardiff back row man picked up the problem...

Fast Fassi Revving for the Green Light

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The United Rugby Championship is the starting grid and Cell C Sharks hot rod Aphelele Fassi is ready to race for redemption.     A wing crisis at the Springboks this season saw rookies...

South Africa believed but 'came up short' as Nienaber sees Rugby Championship hopes slip away

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber accepts his team have plenty of room for improvement with just under a year to go until their Rugby World Cup defence gets under way.   The Springboks...

All Blacks take title despite Springboks win in Durban

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa beat Argentina at Kings Park, but could not stop New Zealand from winning the Rugby Championship title again.   New Zealand retained the Rugby Championship title after South Africa...

Black Ferns named for last Test before Rugby World Cup

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A strong Black Ferns side has been named by coaches Wayne Smith, Wes Clarke and Whitney Hansen for their last Test match before the Rugby World Cup, hosting Japan at Eden Park on Saturday.   The...

Rugby World Cup: With exactly one year to go, how are the leading nations shaping up?

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Excitement levels for the 2023 Rugby World Cup have ramped up another notch with Thursday marking exactly one year to go until the tournament gets up and running. For some teams, the next 12 months will...

Rugby Europe Super Cup - Kick off times confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Europe has confirmed the dates and kick-off times of the second edition of the Rugby Europe Super Cup, the first ever club competition for the emerging rugby unions in Europe.     The...

Black Ferns set to defend O’Reilly Cup in Christchurch

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns coaches Wayne Smith, Wes Clarke and Whitney Hansen have named their side for the first of two O’Reilly Cup Tests, to be played in Christchurch, this Saturday (kick off 7.05pm).     The...

Japan women and Uruguay men win promotion to HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

There were scenes of celebration for Japan women and Uruguay men who won the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series at Estadio Sant Laura in Santiago, Chile on Sunday.   In doing so, both teams achieved...

South Africa v New Zealand: Stats, Facts, Line Ups

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa and New Zealand face off for the 103rd time on Saturday as the old foes clash at the iconic Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.   We take a look at all the team, match, referee, and...