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International Friendlies

2021

Sam Cane returns for the All Blacks against USA

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks team has been named to play the USA in the 1874 Cup Test match at FedExField in Washington DC on Saturday 23 October (Kick-off: 3.30PM EST, 8.30PM UK, 8.30AM Sunday 24 October NZT).   It...

Wallabies confirmed to play Japan to kick off Spring Tour

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Wallabies will face Japan in Oita on Saturday 23 October, as confirmed by Japan Rugby Union.     The match will kick off the Spring Tour, which will see Australia head to Europe to face...

Two new additions to England coaching team

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones has finalised his England senior men’s coaching set-up with the appointments of Richard Cockerill and Anthony Seibold.    Cockerill joins as a forwards coach and will work...

Scotland add renowned AB Zondagh to coaching team

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scottish Rugby has recruited renowned coach AB Zondagh to join Gregor Townsend’s management team ahead of the new international season as an assistant coach focussing on attack for the Scotland...

Barnes calls for on Eddie Jones to drop Owen Farrell

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stuart Barnes has called for Eddie Jones to drop Owen Farrell for Harlequins flyhalf Marcus Smith during the autumn internationals.   Barnes believes that going with Farrell "would be...

New Zealand 33-25 Australia: All Blacks accelerate away for another Auckland win

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia will return to Eden Park in the Rugby Championship on a 21-Test losing run in Auckland after falling to New Zealand again.     New Zealand's Eden Park fortress remained unbreached...

A standing ovation for Aaron Smith after his 100th test match

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aaron Smith became the first All Black scrumhalf to play 100 test matches on Saturday.   The 32-year-old assisted two tries in New Zealand's 33-25 victory over Australia and was given a standing...

Video - Aaron Smith leads the Haka in his 100th test

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aaron Smith led the Haka in the opening Bledisloe Cup test of 2021 on the day he also become the first All Blacks scrum half to play 100 test matches.   Aaron Smith leads the Haka in his 100th...

Gleeson joins England coaching staff

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Martin Gleeson will join the England senior coaching set-up as attack coach. Gleeson joins from Wasps, where he has been attack coach since 2019.  He enjoyed a successful rugby league playing...

Sideline with Brodie Retallick

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sideline with Brodie Retallick at All Blacks Tuesday training in Auckland