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World Rugby considers plans to host a World Cup every two years

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby is exploring the idea of hosting a Rugby World Cup every two years.   Chief executive of World Rugby, Alan Gilpin, told the Telegraph the radical move is “being considered”.   They...

Size Doesn’t Matter in Rugby! | Faf De Klerk in the Rugby World Cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa were crowned World Champions for the third time when they lifted the Webb Ellis Cup in 2019. Faf De Klerk was instrumental to the side that won the Rugby World Cup, here are his best bit proving...

Stats & Facts: New Zealand v Australia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A look at the head to head stats and facts for the second Bledisloe Cup test.   NEW ZEALAND v AUSTRALIA – EDEN PARK, AUCKLAND – KO 19:05 (08:05 BST) Head to head Played 171...

USA names squad to take on England

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

USA Head coach Gary Gold has named his match-day 23 to face No. 3 world-ranked England on Sunday at Twickenham.     The fixture marks the first time the Eagles have assembled since Rugby World...

Himeno returns to the starting lineup for Ireland clash

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jamie Joseph has confirmed the Brave Blossoms’ Team that will take on Ireland this Saturday, July 3 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.   The match holds huge significance for both teams, as Ireland...

How the Springboks could line up against Georgia

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jacques Nienaber takes control of his first test match as the Springboks head coach on Friday when the World Champions take on Georgia.    Having taken over from Rassie Erasmus after the...

Gaüzère hangs up the whistle

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Referee Pascal Gaüzère blew the final whistle yesterday, not only on the Lions vs Japan match, but also his refereeing career.    The 44 year-old Frenchman...

Franco Mostert wary of Lions' second-row

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Industrious Springbok lock Franco Mostert is under no illusions as to the task which faces the South African second-row when they come up against the British & Irish Lions next month.     “Guys...

Who could replace Duane Vermeulen in the Springbok line up and why Coetzee was omitted

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

'We are fearing for the worst.'   Those were the words of Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus when queried about Duane Vermeulen's injury after the announcement of the Springbok squad to play...

RWC 2021: Full match schedule

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby and hosts New Zealand Rugby have announced the match schedule for Rugby World Cup 2021, playing in 2022       The schedule supports the ambition of an accessible event...