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Australia hungry to end long wait for Bledisloe Cup glory, says Cheika

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia need to avoid defeat against New Zealand on Saturday to secure the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002.   Australia coach Michael Cheika has no doubt over his team's hunger...

Latest World Rankings

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts Japan equal their best-ever World Rugby Ranking after winning the Pacific Nations Cup while England moved up a place after ending Wales' record winning run.   Wales failed...

Watch: Goneva scores a stunner against Samoa

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Veteran winger Vereniki Goneva became Fiji’s record try scorer with a stunning counter-attack try against Samoa on his return from injury in the Pacific Nations Cup on Saturday.     Goneva...

Japan crowned Pacific Nations Cup Champions

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan last won the title in 2014 and seem to have their World Cup preparation sorted out with under 50 days until they host the competition.    Japan looked in control of hteir set piece throughout...

Jersey Reds invited to take on Russian national team in Rugby World Cup warm-up

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jersey Reds are to take on Russia in Moscow later this month as part of preparations for Rugby World Cup 2019.     The match on Tuesday August 27th represents a massive challenge for the visitors:...

Scotland release 4 players from Rugby World Cup squad

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head Coach Gregor Townsend today released four players from Scotland’s Rugby World Cup training squad, reducing it to a 40-man group.     Glasgow Warriors pair Nick...

World Rugby Rankings permutations: It's not only Wales who could climb the rankings

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A busy weekend of men's and women's international matches could have significant impact on the World Rugby rankings. Here is everything you need to know:     Men's rankings headlines New...

Thursday Morning Round Up

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The All Blacks start two openside flankers for Bledisloe Cup opener   Steve Hansen has opted to start both Sam Cane and Ardie Savea for the All Blacks' clash with the Wallabies this weekend.   The...

Goneva returns to Fiji's starting XV

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Veteran utility back Vereniki Goneva will start on the wings for the Flying Fijians in the final World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup match against Samoa at ANZ Stadium this Saturday.   The 35-year-old...

Samoa lose captain Piula Fa'asalele

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoa will have to go six weeks without the services of captain Piula Fa'asalele after he broke his wrist in their Pacific Nations Cup match against the USA on Saturday.   Samoa were narrowly beaten...