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Ultimate Rugby's World Cup Team of the Competition

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the Springboks celebrate winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup, we take a look back at what was an amazing tournament in Japan and select our Team of the competition.     There were a number...

South Africa set to lose over 20 of their top schoolboys to overseas clubs

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

A number of Springboks will be lost to overseas-based clubs following their victorious Rugby World Cup campaign with numerous players heading to Japan and Europe.   However, the exodus of talent...

Dylan Hartley, former England captain, retires from rugby because of injury

1 week ago by The Guardian

• ‘My career wasn’t perfect but I wouldn’t have it any other way’• Hartley missed World Cup with longstanding knee injuryDylan Hartley insisted he would not change a thing about his career...

England to return to Japan in July 2020

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan Rugby has today confirmed the England men’s senior squad tour to Japan next July.   England will face the Brave Blossoms in a two-Test series in Oita (4 July) and Kobe (11 July).   The...

Scottish Rugby formally reprimanded and fined for Typhoon Hagibis comments

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

An Independent Disputes Committee has found that comments made by Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) representatives in relation to the potential impact of Typhoon Hagibis on Scotland’s Rugby World Cup 2019...

Rugby's elite in talks over new ring-fenced world championship

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby’s proposed 12-team Nations Championship was abandoned in June, however, according to a report by Matt Hughes in the Dailymail, the major nations are keen to build on the...

Wednesday Morning Round Up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

A round up of all the morning headlines from today.       Springboks humbled by superb support on their arrival in SA “Humbled and over-awed” – that was the reaction...

Rugby World Cup 2019: All change in coaching merry-go-round

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

As South Africa celebrate a record-equalling third Rugby World Cup triumph, the newly-crowned champions are among a host of top international sides heading into a new era.     Rassie...

Clinical Springboks, happy hosts, Irish de ja vu – the top Opta facts

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa were crowned champions at the end of an enthralling Rugby World Cup on Saturday.   The tournament in Japan proved a huge success, with packed-out venues and fervent support from a nation...

Erasmus was ready to resign before Wellington win

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa were crowned world champions on Saturday, but their coach said he was ready to walk away as recently as last September.       After leading South Africa to Rugby World...