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10 Great Sledges in Rugby

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fans and players love a good verbal joust on the pitch from time to time. While more common in the sphere of, say, cricket, a bit of sledging is no foreign concept on the rugby field. We take a look at...

CONFIRMED: Joe Schmidt to join All Blacks as Independent Selector

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of New Zealand’s leading coaches, former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt, is to replace former All Black Grant Fox as the All Blacks Independent Selector.     Fox will be stepping...

Latest World Rankings: France up to fifth

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A drama-filled weekend of test rugby has seen plenty of change in the latest World Rugby Rankings.   France moved into the top 5 of the rankings while Romania entered the top 20.     England's...

Scotland make 7 changes to face Japan

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend has made seven changes to the starting XV for the final Autumn Nations Series match against Japan at BT Murrayfield on Saturday 20 November – kick-off 1pm.       Fresh...

The most capped Test rugby XV of all time - by position

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales and British & Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones will become the first player to play 149 tests for one country on Saturday.   The 36-year-old second-rower will feature in his 161st test...

All Blacks team named for historic 100th Test match against South Africa

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks team has been named to play in the historic 100th Test match against South Africa in the Fortinet Rugby Championship at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville, on Saturday 25 September.   In...

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

4 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

6 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...