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Ireland replace France at top of World Rugby Men’s Rankings

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France’s reign as the world’s number one team has only lasted a week with Ireland replacing Les Bleus at the top of the World Rugby Men’s Rankings.     Saturday’s...

Vern Cotter Changes Eight For Fiji's Final PNC Clash

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Flying Fijians have been heavily rotating their sides in the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup but have named one of their strongest outfits after considering some injury concerns for the final...

Latest World Rankings: France go top, Ireland second

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France have reached the summit of the World Rugby Rankings for the first time since the rankings were introduced.     Les Bleus go top and Ireland are now second in an unprecedented...

Folau, Piutau, Fekitoa drop out of Tonga's matchday squad to face Samoa

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga have made mass changes to their matchday 23 after a crushing 36-0 defeat to Fiji in their Pacific Nations Cup opener.   Facing Samoa this weekend (kick-off 1am BST), there are seven changes...

Jordan Taufua starts on his official test debut for Samoa

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster prop Michael Alaalatoa will captain Samoa in their second Pacific Nations Cup match against Tonga on Saturday (kick-off 1 am BST).   Alaalatoa is joined in the front row by debutant Andrew...

Vern Cotter rings the changes ahead of Australia A clash

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fijians Head Coach Vern Cotter has reshuffled 11 players in his 23-member squad for their World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup match number two against Australia A at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Saturday.     Cotter...

Former Wallabies star Folau injured on Test rugby return with Tonga

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having switched his international allegiance, Israel Folau's Tonga debut was a day to forget after he was forced off injured early on.   Ex-Australia back Israel Folau saw his return to Test rugby...

South Africa's top spot on the World Rugby rankings under siege

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa's number one ranking is on the line this weekend, with New Zealand, France and Ireland capable of usurping the Springboks.       World Rugby have published...

The weekend's test team lineups

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Here are the test teamsheets for this weekend.   JAPAN V FRANCE       View this post on Instagram       A post shared by Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) NEW...

Lonergan named captain as Australia A announce matchday 23 against Samoa

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia A Head Coach Jason Gilmore has named Brumbies halfback Ryan Lonergan captain of the side as he announces his starting side to face Samoa this Saturday.     Reds backrower...