rugbyworldcup2023

Excitement mounts as Japan prepares to host Asian qualifier for 2024 Olympics

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eight men’s and seven women’s teams are making their way to Osaka ready to compete for a place at the Olympic Games Paris 2024 at this weekend’s Asia Rugby qualification tournament. In...

On this day in 2007: Warren Gatland appointed Wales boss

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The New Zealander led Wales to Six Nations Grand Slam success the following year. Warren Gatland was appointed Wales head coach on this day in 2007 as Welsh rugby looked to rebuild following their early...

New faces join the Highlanders squad for 2024

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders will usher into the fold a swag of new players for the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific competition. Some have already made brief appearances last season such as halfback Nathan Hastie, loose...

Springbok legend retires after World Cup win

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Earlier today it was confirmed that double Rugby World Cup-winning No 8 Duane Vermeulen, and a former captain of Springbok team, would be retiring The 37-year-old Vermeulen’s illustrious...

Emirates Dubai 7s pools and schedule announced to kick off HSBC SVNS 2024

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the thrilling conclusion of Rugby World Cup 2023 attention now turns to the first event of the revamped and rebranded HSBC SVNS 2024, which gets underway on 2-3 December with the highly anticipated...

Welsh rugby still has deep-rooted issues that need to be sorted – Alun Wyn Jones

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 38-year-old announced his international retirement in May as the world’s most capped player with 170 appearances. Alun Wyn Jones hopes Wales making the last eight of the Rugby World Cup in France...

Men’s Rugby World Cup 2023 – the numbers game

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a closer look at the stats behind some of the best individual performances during the tournament in France. All manner of records were broken at Rugby World Cup 2023, culminating in South Africa...

On this day in 2011: Graham Henry steps down as New Zealand coach

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The announcement came eight days after the All Blacks lifted the Webb Ellis Cup on home soil. World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry stepped down from his role in charge of New Zealand on this day in 2011. The...

Titanic clashes, lopsided groups and future changes – 5 World Cup talking points

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 10th edition of the World Cup was also its longest, producing highs and lows across its eight weeks. Here Ultimate Rugby examines five talking points arising from the tournament hosted by France.   BOX...

All Blacks drop to third in World Rugby Men’s Rankings

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We run through all the changes following South Africa’s 12-11 victory in the final of Men’s Rugby World Cup 2023 plus round-up the results from the latest round of matches in the Rugby Europe...