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Australia fly-half Cooper 'ready and prepared' for long road to recovery

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Quade Cooper only just returned from a calf injury and the fly-half is facing a long lay-off just over a year before the Rugby World Cup.   Quade Cooper says he is "ready and prepared...

Quade Cooper faces a race against time to make Rugby World Cup 2023

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Wallabies have produced an inspirational comeback to defeat Argentina 41-26 in Mendoza but the victory looks to have come at high cost with Quade Cooper sustaining another injury blow   Dave...

All Blacks slip to a new world rankings low

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand's 26-10 defeat at the hands of the Springboks has seen them slip to a new low of fifth in World Rugby rankings.   The All Blacks were demoted to an all-time low of fourth place after...

Second-half comeback sees Wallabies overcome Pumas in Mendoza

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia produced an excellent second-half showing to come from behind and secure a 41-26 victory against Argentina in Mendoza in the 2022 Rugby Championship. Having suffered a 2-1 series defeat at the...

The Rugby Championship: The Breakdown – Springboks preparing to pounce on struggling All Blacks

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand are in a crisis by their standards, and things do not get any easier as they start the Rugby Championship in South Africa.     South Africa are favourites to inflict a third consecutive...

World Rankings: New Zealand and Australia could fall to record lows

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the opening round of The Rugby Championship 2022 this weekend.   Ahead of the opening round of the competition, South Africa are...

All Blacks must step up for under-fire Foster in the heat of Springboks battle

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand have been smarting from a historic defeat to Ireland, and Ian Foster needs a response in South Africa as he fights for his job.     Ian Foster will know there is more...

Uncapped Holloway starts, Cooper returns for Australia's clash with Pumas

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia head coach Dave Rennie has turned to the experience of Quade Cooper and the uncapped Jed Holloway to start against Argentina.     Jed Holloway will make his Test debut and Quade...

Exeter Chiefs sign Tongan back Solomone Kata

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Exeter Chiefs have bolstered their attacking options ahead of the new 2022/23 season with the addition of Tongan international Solomone Kata.     The 27-year-old is Rob Baxter’s...

1, 999 caps: The most capped Test rugby XV of all time - by position

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another international test window has come and gone.    A thrilling and historic July test window saw new additions to the test centurion club, and we take a look at what the most capped...