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Stars missing in Argentina squad

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

31 players made the roster. Felipe Contepomi’s first selection as the man in charge of Los Pumas is close to that of the roster which competed at Rugby World Cup 2023. All but one...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Eight Preview

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One - Wild Knights’ Kryptonite It doesn’t make a lot of sense, based on their recent finishing positions on the championship ladder. Yet sport, and rugby especially, doesn’t...

Scarlets’ dual-code dragon: The Origins of Sam Lousi

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales is known for its dragons. Adorned across their national flag, the dragon is frequently depicted in fiction as a monstrously large creature, capable of sudden and devastating destruction. It is appropriate...

Captains create street art ahead of HSBC SVNS in Los Angeles

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The captains of the 12 men's and women's teams left their mark on LA by creating a piece of street art ahead of the fifth round of the HSBC SVNS on 1-3 March Los Angeles hosts the fifth round of HSBC...

WXV 2024 heads to Canada, South Africa and Dubai as qualification for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 intensifies

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

WXV returns in September and October with Canada, South Africa and Dubai hosting the best of the best in women’s international rugby. With the added excitement of six Women’s Rugby World Cup...

WXV 2 returns to South Africa in September

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six of the best women’s teams on the planet will return to South Africa later this year for the second instalment of WXV 2 after World Rugby announced the host venues for their three flagship annual...

Jaguares set for early return to Super Rugby if Rebels fall over

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six months after Argentina rugby president Gabriel Travelaglini revealed the Jaguares had been invited to return to Super Rugby in 2026, Super Rugby officials could catapult the South Americans back into...

Pacific Nations Cup 2024 set to level up global competitiveness as new brand, format and fixtures are announced

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has today unveiled the vibrant new brand, format and fixtures for the reimagined Pacific Nations Cup, a six-team annual competition featuring Canada, Fiji, Japan, Samoa, Tonga, and USA designed...

Argentina And New Zealand Win HSBC SVNS In Vancouver

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina win third consecutive men’s title with 36-12 victory over New Zealand, while France win bronze. New Zealand beat France 35-19 to claim women’s gold as hosts Canada claim bronze Argentina...

Danny Care: Cookies and saunas the secret behind England longevity

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The scrum-half is set to make his 99th international appearance in Saturday’s Calcutta Cup clash with Scotland. Danny Care has revealed the unconventional secret behind his career longevity as he...