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Italy claim joint highest position in World Rugby Men's Rankings

20 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at the main winners and losers from a rankings perspective after a busy weekend of test matches around the globe. Italy have moved above Australia in the World Rugby Men's Rankings after...

World Rugby Men's Rankings preview

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the July internationals this weekend. Permutation highlights: Ireland can only return to top spot if they beat South Africa by more than 15 points...

A head to head look at Argentina vs France

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

France will continue their tour of South America with a match against Uruguay today.  After dismantling Argentina last week, 28-13, Les Bleus will take the young lineup to Montevideo to take on Los...

de Allende focused on getting the job done in Durbs

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok centre Damian de Allende, who will set the new SA record as the most capped centre pairing with Jesse Kriel, said the record had no significance for him going into the series decider against...

Springbok Sevens squad named for 2024 Olympic Games

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six players with previous Olympic Games experience, including 2016 bronze medalist Rosko Specman, have been included in the 14-man Springbok Sevens squad for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.   Specman,...

Winners and Losers from All Black win over England

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand got their international season underway with a 1 point win over England. Here are the winners and losers from the game.   Winners:   The 15's: Both Stephen Perofeta and George...

Kolisi thrilled to run out in front of home fans against Ireland

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi was thrilled to be back on South African shores for what marks their biggest Test since their triumphant Rugby World Cup campaign in France when they line up against Ireland...

Samoa produce comeback upset victory over Italy

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The home side scored four tries to three in a successful start to the tenure of new coach Mahonri Schwalger and newly appointed captain Theo McFarland. Italy were favoured to win, coming off an encouraging...

Ardie Savea out to avenge 'smack in the nose' in New Zealand-England series

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ardie Savea is being driven by some painful memories ahead of New Zealand's home Test series against England. The reigning World Player of the Year confessed the All Blacks got "smacked in the nose" in...

Dan McKellar joins the NSW Waratahs as Head Coach

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

McKellar is a highly regarded coach internationally and was the standout applicant for the position. Having won the Super Rugby AU title with the ACT Brumbies in 2020, McKellar knows what it takes to...