Autumn Nations Series

Rugby World Cup 2023: Seven matches you should get excited about

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

In less than 10 months’ time, the wait for Rugby World Cup 2023 will come to an end as France take on New Zealand in an opening match that has all the ingredients to be a classic. While...

On this day in 2020: Rugby World Cup draw - Hosts France to face New Zealand, South Africa in with Ireland and Scotland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup 2023 hosts France will face New Zealand in the pool phase, while reigning champions South Africa have been paired with Ireland and Scotland.    France and three-time winners...

Borthwick unable to provide Leicester clarity amid England talk

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers head coach Steve Borthwick says he would love to offer some clarity over his future amid reports he is in line to lead England.   The Rugby Football Union are attempting to...

Samoa and New Zealand win Cape Town Sevens

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

After three action-packed days of World Rugby Sevens Series action in Cape Town, Samoa’s men and New Zealand’s women ended the event - and 2022 - in style with victory.   Samoa...

Small tweaks for Blitzboks as they go for a double

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Coming off a convincing tournament win in Dubai last week may have boosted the self-belief that the Blitzboks are doing something correctly, but Springbok Sevens coach, Sandile Ngcobo, believes the reset...

Jones leaves England legacy of 'unfulfilled promises', says World Cup winner Woodward

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones leaves behind a legacy of "misguided rhetoric and unfulfilled promises" following his dismissal as England coach, says Clive Woodward.   The Australian was sacked nine months out...

Australia women and South Africa men reign supreme in Dubai

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia began their HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title defence on a winning note as they claimed an unprecedented hat-trick of Emirates Dubai 7s titles with a 26-19 victory against their closest rivals...

Robshaw convinced Jones is right man to lead England and makes Southgate comparison

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chris Robshaw is convinced Eddie Jones remains the right person to lead England at next year's Rugby World Cup and drew comparisons to Gareth Southgate's success in football.   The Australian endured...

France’s Damian Penaud voted Player of the Series

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 26-year-old has played a central role in France’s unbeaten 2022 and receives the award ahead of New Zealand’s Ardie Savea and Italy sensation Ange Capuozzo. The shortlist was compiled...

Antoine Dupont cleared to play for Toulouse against Munster

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse star Antoine Dupont is free to play against Munster in next week's Champions Cup opener after his ban was reduced on appeal.     The scrum-half had been suspended for four...