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Concern over Joey Carbery while Jean Kleyn and Andrew Conway shine - Winners & Losers from Ireland's win over Italy

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland claimed a relatively comfortable win over Italy in their first Rugby World Cup warm-up match at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.   Despite going down 5-0 early on Ireland looked comfortable throughout...

World Rugby Rankings permutations: It's not only Wales who could climb the rankings

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

A busy weekend of men's and women's international matches could have significant impact on the World Rugby rankings. Here is everything you need to know:     Men's rankings headlines New...

Gloucester scrumhalf set for test debut while Zanon wins his second start

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Centre Marco Zanon earn just his second international cap for Italy when they begin their World Cup warm-ups against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium.   The 21-year-old made his Test debut...

Two Uncapped Players Named In Ireland's Squad To Face Italy

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

There are two uncapped players included in the Ireland match day squad for the opening game of the Guinness Series against Italy on Saturday.   Munster’s Jean Kleyn will make his Ireland debut...

How Wales could become the highest ranked test nation this weekend

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand could lose their ranking as the best rugby team on the planet this weekend with Wales breathing down the All Blacks' neck following their Six Nations Grand Slam earlier this year.   A...

Wednesday Morning Round Up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Urdapilleta set for first Argentina appearance since 2013 Argentina have made five changes for their meeting with South Africa as Benjamin Urdapilleta prepares for an international return.   Benjamin...

England drop four players from squad ahead of Wales clash

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England coach Eddie Jones has trimmed his squad ahead of the Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Wales, with Ben Te'o and Mike Brown among those dropped.   After a 12-day training camp in Italy,...

England squad update ahead of Wales

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men’s head coach Eddie Jones has called up 33 players to assemble today at Pennyhill Park ahead of England’s first Quilter International against Wales on Sunday 11 August at...

Tuesday Morning Round Up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Injury blows for Lions   The Golden Lions have injury concerns ahead of their Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday.       Lock Wilhelm...

Ireland Squad Update ahead of Italy clash

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Irish Rugby have released a squad update before the team huddles at the Aviva Stadium where they will play Italy and Wales in the Summer Series.       The Ireland statement...