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Stormers fly SA flag in the north

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The tough nature of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship was again underlined on the weekend where only the DHL Stormers managed a victory for the four South African franchises taking on the best of Ireland,...

Italy name 34-man squad for the Autumn Nation Series

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Kieran Crowley has named a list of 34 players in preparation for the Autumn Nations Series - scheduled from 24 October.       Twenty-six of the players called...

Zebre Rugby change name to Zebre Parma

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Zebre Rugby have officially changed their name to Zebre Parma in the United Rugby Championship.     The decision by the club board of directors has been welcomed by both the URC and has...

Uruguay and Chile move up World Rugby Men’s Rankings

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Uruguay’s convincing 34-15 victory over USA in Montevideo on Saturday saw them clinch the Americas 1 qualification place at Rugby World Cup 2023 and also lifted them above the Eagles in the World...

Second Test added to Springbok Women’s itinerary

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springbok Women will face Wales in Cardiff as part of their European tour in November, adding to the two fixtures already confirmed for their trip to the Northern Hemisphere.   The Springbok...

Everything you need to know about Saturday & Sunday's United Rugby Championship action

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The teams for Saturday's and Sunday's Round 3 fixtures of the United Rugby Championship have been named with all details of match officials and broadcast information below.   TEAM...

Captain Cane returns, uncapped lock Josh Lord called up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Taranaki and Chiefs lock Josh Lord has been called into the All Blacks squad for the Northern Tour to the USA and Europe.   20-year-old Lord, together with All Blacks Sam Cane, Samuel Whitelock,...

Scotland Women get double World Rugby Rankings boost

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland’s dramatic 20-18 win over Ireland in the Rugby World Cup 201 Europe Qualifier in Parma on Sunday has sent them up to ninth position in the World Rugby Women’s Rankings,...

Scotland team named for Irish finale

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland Women Head Coach Bryan Easson today named his team for the decisive Rugby World Cup 2021 Europe Qualifiers match against Ireland at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (25 September, kick-off 5pm BST / 6pm...

Nienaber banks on experience for New Zealand Test

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has recalled the experienced trio of Lood de Jager, Elton Jantjies and Frans Steyn for Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand in Townsville,...