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...

Boks lead SA Rugby Awards nominations for 2022

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three experienced Springboks – Lukhanyo Am, Eben Etzebeth and Siya Kolisi – were nominated for the coveted SA Rugby Player of the Year Award for 2022 for a second year running and will be up...

Wales New Boy Costelow Shines Brightly For Scarlets

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s been a momentous few weeks in the rugby life of young Sam Costelow. His fine early season form in the BKT United Rugby Championship saw the Scarlets fly-half named in Wales’ squad...

Autumn Nations Series: 2022 Try of the Series Nominees

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The nominees for the top ten tries of the 2022 Autumn Nations Series are in - and they're special!  

Springboks sensation Kurt-Lee Arendse enjoying proving people wrong as he returns to URC action

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kurt-Lee Arendse enjoys nothing more than proving all those people who told him he was too small to play rugby wrong.   The diminutive 26-year-old, who is 5ft 9ins and 11st 13lbs, is one of the...

France’s Damian Penaud voted Player of the Series

1 month 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...

URC the perfect breeding ground for NextGen Springboks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the significant features to come out of the Springboks’ Autumn Nations Series this month – and the November international series in general – was how it underlined the role played...

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...

Centurion Taulupe Faletau’s test career in numbers

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau added his name to the list of test centurions during the recently completed Autumn Nations Series. Faletau has now represented his country 95 times while his involvement...