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2021 - 2023

All Blacks drop to third in World Rugby Men’s Rankings

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We run through all the changes following South Africa’s 12-11 victory in the final of Men’s Rugby World Cup 2023 plus round-up the results from the latest round of matches in the Rugby Europe...

Quotes of the Tournament - 'Sport can be cruel sometimes - I guess that's why we love it'

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

"I am very powerful but I do not yet control the weather. It is a bit above my pay grade."Argentina head coach Michael Cheika on whether he wanted rain for their semi-final "I made a little joke saying...

Ardie Savea named World Rugby Men's Player of the Year 2023

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand number eight Ardie Savea has been crowned World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year in partnership with Mastercard, receiving the prestigious accolade at a star-studded World Rugby Awards...

World Rugby Awards - Pienaar (RSA) and Eales (AUS) on Siya Kolisi

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Francois Pienaar, 1995 Rugby World Cup winning captain (South Africa) On Siya Kolisi and South Africa's RWC 2023 victory "Unbelievable. Siya is such an incredible human being and he has taken these opportunities...

RWC Match Day Programme: Argentina vs England - Bronze Final

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The penultimate fixture is upon us. After many did not give them a chance going into the tournament, England shocked many by advancing all the way to the semi-final, only to narrowly lose to the defending...

Retallick starts final ahead of Whitelock - New Zealand name team to play South Africa

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand head coach Ian Foster has named his match-day 23 to face South Africa at Stade de France on Saturday, with one change to the starting line-up from the semi-final against Argentina and one among...

Nominees revealed for World Rugby Awards 2023

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has today revealed the first shortlists for the prestigious World Rugby Awards 2023, which will be presented at the Opéra Garnier in Paris on Sunday, 29 October. Winners in 11 categories...

UPDATED - RSA team announcement (v NZL): head coach Nienaber, captain Kolisi

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jacques Nienaber, head coach On being able to focus on the final after World rugby concluded their investigation into allegations against Mbongeni Mbonambi: “We are fortunate in terms...

Rugby World Cup 2023 bronze final preview: Argentina v England

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Everything you need to know about Argentina v England at Stade de France, on Friday, 27 October. The two defeated semi-finalists have had about a week to pick themselves up from their disappointment,...

Will anyone claim a hat-trick of Mastercard Player of the Match awards?

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at which players, and positions, have dominated the Mastercard Player of the Match awards at Rugby World Cup 2023. Five players have won multiple Mastercard Player of the Match awards at...