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World Ranking Permutations: Ireland have opportunity to make history

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

For the second time in the space of a week, there could be a new name at the top of the World Rugby Men's Rankings once they are officially updated on Monday.     Ireland have a golden opportunity...

Michael Hooper expecting 'dominant' Pocock at Rugby World Cup

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia captain Michael Hooper expects David Pocock to be "dominant" upon his return from injury at the Rugby World Cup.     Pocock has been out of action since March due to a calf problem...

Friday Morning Round Up

23 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

    Australia Name Rugby World Cup Squad   Only one uncapped player is in the squad with boom rookie Jordan Petaia included in the 31-man group. The 19-year old missed most of the 2019...

Australia Name Rugby World Cup Squad

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has confirmed his 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The squad, captained by Michael Hooper with Samu Kerevi as his deputy, boasts 1406 caps of Test experience,...

Ford-Farrell Axis Returns for Ireland Test

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones has named his squad to play Ireland as part of the Quilter Internationals on Saturday at Twickenham Stadium.    A different selection strategy for the weekend...

Thursday Morning Round Up

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

    World announces immediate law amendment following contentious Wales try   World Rugby has changed a rule governing restarts in the wake of George North’s contentious try for...

Halfback duo sign with the Hurricanes

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have signed halfbacks Jamie Booth and Jonathan Taumateine for the next two Investec Super Rugby seasons. The pair replace Richard Judd and Finlay Christie, with the former leaving the...

Ben Te'o Completes Top 14 Switch

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

  England centre Ben Te'o has signed a short-term deal with RC Toulon and will provide the TOP 14 club with cover during the Rugby World Cup.   He makes the move from Worcester Warriors and...

Furlong & Stockdale In Portugal

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tadhg Furlong and Jacob Stockdale on coping with the heat, scrum laws, preparing for England & aiming for Japan.     Via: Irish Rugby         

How Italy are preparing for the Rugby World Cup

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Drawn into Pool B with New Zealand and South Africa, Italy have undertaken some of their most detailed preparations ever for Rugby World Cup 2019, with the aim to peak when they get to Japan.   Via:...