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O'Driscoll hopes departing Schmidt can sign off in style at Rugby World Cup

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Brian O'Driscoll has hailed Joe Schmidt for working "wonders" with Ireland and hopes the head coach can end his tenure by lifting the Rugby World Cup.   Schmidt will step down after the tournament...

England squad update: Joe Marchant joins the squad travelling to Treviso

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones has called up 38 players for England’s third official Rugby World Cup training camp in Treviso, Italy (22 July until 2 August).    The squad will fly this...

Monday Morning Round Up

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Player Ratings: Springboks v Wallabies     The Springboks claimed their first victory of 2019 claiming a 35-17 victory over Australia with debut scrumhalf scoring a brace as they picked...

Springboks name squad to travel to New Zealand

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks have confirmed a touring squad of 36 players for their Rugby Championship matches against New Zealand and Argentina in the next three weeks.   SA Rugby Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus,...

O'Driscoll hopes departing Schmidt can sign off in style at Rugby World Cup

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll has heaped praise on coach Joe Schmidt and says Andy Farrell is the right man to replace him.       Brian O'Driscoll has hailed Joe Schmidt for...

Australia under pressure as Cheika puts his job on the line

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia endured a miserable 2018 and there is no room for error in a World Cup year. But can their mixed bag of a squad succeed?     Minus two of their superstars for different reasons...

Rugby Championship: How the four nations measure up ahead of 2019 tournament

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina will all hope to find form at the tournament ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.       The Rugby Championship begins this...

Springboks Name Team To Face The Wallabies

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Experienced lock Eben Etzebeth was on Wednesday named as Springbok captain for Saturday’s first Rugby Championship match against Australia in Johannesburg, while Rynhardt Elstadt (loose forward)...

2019/20 PRO14 Fixtures Confirmed

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 72 days South Africa will kick off the new Guinness PRO14 season when the Cheetahs host 2015 champions Glasgow Warriors in Bloemfontein on September 27.   Use the link below to favourite and...

World Rugby confirms scrum law amendment

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Reaffirming its commitment to evidence-based injury-reduction in the sport, World Rugby has announced details of a minor amendment to the scrum law, reducing the ‘axial’ or rotational load...