Blitzboks eager to build on Dubai legacy

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wearing the mantle of defending champions and nine-time winners of the Dubai Sevens is one thing, but arriving at The Sevens Stadium bereft of top form, playing in a tough pool and with a number of new...

Energy and anticipation for new Blitzboks

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

They have the most experienced Blitzbok of all times in Branco du Preez in their midst, but where the veteran arrived in Dubai for the ninth time, there are also three of his Springbok Sevens team mates...

Portugal stun USA to secure their spot at Rugby World Cup 2023

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Os Lobos became the 20th team to secure their place at Rugby World Cup 2023 following a nail-biting 16-16 draw in the deciding match of the Final Qualification Tournament in Dubai.     Portugal...

A statistical look at Wayne Barnes' career ahead of his record-breaking 101st test match

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England’s Wayne Barnes will become the most-capped referee of all time when he takes charge of his 101st test match on 12 November when France meets South Africa in Marseille in the Autumn Nations...

Australia break Fiji hearts to win Hong Kong Sevens

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia clinched a thrilling final 20-17 to claim the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens crown and bring to an end Fiji’s dominance that had seen them take the last five titles in Hong Kong. A...

RWC Qualifier: Kenya Team Preview

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Four teams will take to The Sevens Stadium pitch on Sunday as the round-robin RWC 2023 Final Qualification Tournament, which will run until 18 November, gets underway. At the end of the three match days...

RWC Qualifier: USA Team Preview

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Four teams will take to The Sevens Stadium pitch on Sunday as the round-robin RWC 2023 Final Qualification Tournament, which will run until 18 November, gets underway. At the end of the three match days...

Charlie bounces back from disappointment to star in New Zealand

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

When it was announced that Rugby World Cup 2021 will be hosted by New Zealand a couple of years ago, Springbok Women loosehead prop Sanelisiwe Charlie barely took notice, let alone started online searches...

Wayne Barnes to set new Test record this November

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England’s Wayne Barnes is set to make history when he takes charge of his 100th and 101st tests during the November international window.   Barnes, who made his debut in Fiji in June 2006,...