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Women's Rugby World Cup Preview: Pool A

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The World Cup draw was made on 19th November 2020 and this split the twelve teams into four “bands”, based on the world rankings at the time and before Italy, Japan and Scotland had...

Eloise Webb: “We have a shared vision at RWC”

12 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The naming of the Springbok Women squad for the 2022 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand resulted in 32 different stories of journeys travelled, but Eloise Webb says all of them have a united vision –...

Lethal Lombard Brimming With Pride

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gianni Lombard, just by being on the field, is already a winner in this season’s United Rugby Championship. The schoolboy sensation of six years ago has twice fought back from serious knee injuries...

Extent of Quinn Tupaea's injury revealed after ugly Darcy Swain cleanout

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Quinn Tupaea's hopes of making the All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad next year hang in the balance with the extent of his injury revealed.   The All Blacks and Chiefs midfielder has been ruled...

Laurian Johannes-Haupt: We are not at the Rugby World Cup only to compete

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The impact of the Rugby World Cup being postponed by a year was felt more in some of the 12 participating countries than others, and for the Springbok Women, the extra year was a blessing in disguise as...

Kolbe dubs European giants as World Cup favourites

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Star Springbok winger Cheslin Kolbe has dubbed France favourites to lift the Webb Ellis Cup at the conclusion of next year’s World Cup.     Kolbe, who currently plies his trade with Toulon...

England Training Squad: Tuilagi returns, Tizard called up, Care omitted

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones has named a 36-player England squad who will meet for a three-day training camp this weekend.    England will begin preparations for their four home Autumn Nations Series...

Boks aim to make Heritage Day extra special for South Africans

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks are determined to make Heritage Day extra special for their South African fans on Saturday when they battle it out with Argentina for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship title in front of...

Beauden Barrett linked with Top 14 switch, Jalibert to leave Bordeaux?

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Beauden Barrett has been linked with a move to the Top 14 with his current contract with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues expiring after the Rugby World Cup.   Reports in France state that Beauden...

How the final round of the Rugby Championship can impact the World Rankings

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby have published the ranking permutations ahead of the final round of the Rugby Championship.   South Africa could fall as low as fifth in the rankings but cannot...