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Picking a Tier 2 World XV

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

There is a raft of talented players outside the first tier of test playing nations, some of which could claim to be the best in the position in world rugby.   We take a look at what a potential...

On This Day - The 1995 Sacking of England Captain Will Carling

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On this day in 1995, the English Rugby Football Union (RFU) bosses sacked Will Carling as captain of England after the latter referred to the former in a TV interview as “old farts”.       The...

From a small town in Reporoa to a World Champion to a potential career ending injury to All Black captain | The Sam Cane Story

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Tuesday, Ian Foster made his first move as All Blacks' head coach by naming looseforward and Chiefs Captain Sam Cane as the new Captain of the All Blacks.   A natural leader, 28-year-old...

QUIZ: Can You Name The All Blacks 2015 World Cup Winning 23?

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After ending their Rugby World Cup duck since 1987 in 2011, the All Blacks went back to back and beat Australia 34-17 in the final to become the first side to win back to back titles.   The...

The Bulls add a clause in Jake White's contract to avoid another John Mitchell situation

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Earlier this week the Bulls announced that former World Cup-winning head coach Jake White has joined the union as the side's new director of Rugby. Since winning the Rugby World Cup with the Springboks,...

Scotland release 4 players from Rugby World Cup squad

10 months 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...

Kenki Fukuoka | Pushing Japan to new heights

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A member of the Japanese team during their famous Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign, winger Kenki Fukuoka talks about his experiences in rugby and his plans for the future after Tokyo 2020.

Samu Manoa announces retirement from international rugby

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

USA Rugby have confirmed that Samu Manoa has announced his retirement from international rugby.   Manoa debuted with the Eagles in 2010 against Georgia after spending seven years making a name...

Rory Hutchinson named in Scotland's World Cup training squad

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints centre Rory Hutchinson has been named in Scotland's 42-man training squad for this year's Rugby World Cup.     The 23-year-old has caught the eye of head coach Gregor Townsend...

Match officials selected for RWC 2019

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the squad of 23 match officials selected to take charge of the 48 matches at Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, which runs from 20 September-2 November.   ‘Team 21’ – the...