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Ireland ascend in World Rugby Women’s Rankings

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

In the only change to the World Rugby Women's Rankings, Ireland have replaced Italy in seventh place after beating the Azzurre 29-8.   With 1.31 rating points riding on the outcome, Ireland now...

On This Day in 1999: Scott Gibbs' try denies England a Grand Slam

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

  On this day in 1999, England looked to be on their way to Grand Slamming the Five Nations before Scott Gibbs scored a late try to seal the victory for Wales.   In the final knocking of the...

James Davies announces his retirement with immediate effect

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets and Wales flanker James Davies has announced that he is retiring from rugby with immediate effect because of concussion.     The player popularly known as ‘Cubby’ hasn’t...

Wales back in Top 10 of World Rugby Women’s Rankings

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales Women's win against Ireland on Saturday has lifted the Welsh back into the Top 10 of the World Rugby Women’s Rankings at the expense of Spain, while the loss of 1.85 points drops...

Antoine Dupont named 2022 Six Nations Player of the Championship

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Antoine Dupont has been crowned the 2022 Guinness Six Nations Player of the Championship after leading France to the Grand Slam.     The scrum-half became the first Frenchman...

Botha, Mapoe back in Vodacom Bulls starting XV for fiery Dragons clash

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Vodacom Bulls have made three changes to their team that will face the Dragons in a Vodacom United Rugby Championship Round 14 encounter at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday night.   The Tshwane-based...

The impact the 50:22 law had in its debut Six Nations

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2022 Six Nations saw the 50:22 law debut in the Northern Hemisphere's premier test Championship.    The law has been globally trialled since July last year in the hope that...