Weekend Round Up

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sekope Kepu to retire from International Rugby at the end of 2019     Wallabies veteran Sekope Kepu has today announced he will retire from international rugby at the end of 2019 following...

World Ranking Permutations: Ireland have another crack at top spot

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales' status as the world's number one team comes under threat in Cardiff this weekend as Ireland could climb two spots with a big win.   Wales and Ireland will face each other with the Irish knowing...

Double header Pacific rugby feast as giants clash this weekend

5 months ago by Rugby Dump

Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and a New Zealand Heartland XV will take part in the World Rugby Pasifika Challenge II – ‘The Road to Japan’, a blockbuster double header in Auckland this Saturday.

Mako Vunipola boost for England but Jack Nowell ‘touch and go’ for World Cup

5 months ago by The Guardian

• Prop Vunipola to miss Italy trip but likely to be ready for Tonga• Exeter wing Nowell’s Japan chances in the balance, says coachEngland prop Mako Vunipola, whose injury was the sole blight on their...

England update: Mako Vunipola

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England Rugby have released a statement confirming that Mako Vunipola has a small tear of scar tissue which will require approximately 10 days of rehabilitation.     Vunipola sustained the...

Rugby World Cup bonus points explained

5 months ago by Rugby World

Confused about the bonus-point system at Japan 2019? We break it down hereFab four: Nehe Milner-Skudder scores New Zealand's bonus-point try against Tonga in 2015 (Getty Images)Confused about the bonus-point...

9 All Blacks released for Mitre 10 Cup duty

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks have confirmed that 9 players from their squad will be released to attend to Mitre 10 Cup duty.     Brad Weber (Hawke's Bay) and Liam Coltman and Josh Ioane (Otago) for their...

Fiji name squad for the Rugby World Cup

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fiji Rugby today named the squad to represent Fiji at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.     Head Coach John McKee said the squad, captained by Dominiko Waqaniburotu, has an opportunity to...

Tuesday Morning Round Up

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Latest World Rankings     Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts Japan equal their best-ever World Rugby Ranking after winning the Pacific Nations Cup while England moved up a place after ending Wales'...

Tonga Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

6 months ago by Rugby World

Unlikely to proceed to the knockout stages, Tonga could still be a surprise package in Japan. Electric: Sonatane Takulua passes the ball against Wales (Getty Images) Unlikely to proceed to the knockout...