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Michael Hooper expecting 'dominant' Pocock at Rugby World Cup

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia captain Michael Hooper expects David Pocock to be "dominant" upon his return from injury at the Rugby World Cup.     Pocock has been out of action since March due to a calf problem...

Australia Name Rugby World Cup Squad

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has confirmed his 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The squad, captained by Michael Hooper with Samu Kerevi as his deputy, boasts 1406 caps of Test experience,...

Halfback duo sign with the Hurricanes

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have signed halfbacks Jamie Booth and Jonathan Taumateine for the next two Investec Super Rugby seasons. The pair replace Richard Judd and Finlay Christie, with the former leaving the...

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

1 week 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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...