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USA accepted as bid candidate to host RWC 2027, 2029 and/or 2031

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The United States has been formally accepted as a candidate to host one or more of the upcoming Rugby World Cup events in 2027, 2029 and/or 2031.     Subsequently, the United States will move...

RWC 2021: Full match schedule

3 weeks 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...

Michael Leitch captain as Jamie Joseph names a 36-man squad

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

13 uncapped players have been named by Jamie Joseph in his 36 man squad ahead of the game against the Sunwolves and the British and Irish Lions.   Craig Millar, Yukio Morikawa, Shunta Nakamura,...

Podrezov and Gotovtsev given opportunities in England after impressing for Russia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Vladimir Podrezov and Kirill Gotovtsev got exposure playing for Russia in the Rugby Europe Championship in the early part of this year and signed for top-flight English clubs.       Prop...

Remembering the amazing Jonah Lomu on his birthday

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Through the years, as the menacing cries of the Haka fill the electric air before every test the All Blacks play, the names and faces of the past legends who donned the renowned jersey are called to mind....

Wales to host Canada and Argentina this summer

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales will play three summer tests in Cardiff this July as revised international fixtures have been announced.   Wayne Pivac’s side will face Canada (July 3) and back-to-back games against...

Springboks to resume international action against Georgia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks will make their much-anticipated return to international action in July when the world champions host Georgia in a historic two-match series, which is part of a bumper World Rugby midyear...

World Rugby and unions confirm men’s July test schedule

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A strong revised programme of men’s test matches is set to take place in July after all unions and World Rugby agreed to a revised schedule within the existing window.   Twenty-five of the...

Jones to remain England head coach following RFU's in-depth Six Nations review

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Eddie Jones will continue as the England head coach after the RFU's findings following a review into last month’s fifth-place Guinness Six Nations finish.      Jones'...

'Fekitoa is more likely to play than not to play' for Tonga, ‘very slim chance' for Piutau

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga national coach Toutai Kefu has provided an update on the chances of Charles Piutau and Malakai Fekitoa potentially playing for Tonga.   The pair, who have played test rugby for the All Blacks,...