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Centurion Taulupe Faletau’s test career in numbers

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau added his name to the list of test centurions during the recently completed Autumn Nations Series. Faletau has now represented his country 95 times while his involvement...

Smit laments Erasmus' behaviour for making South Africa 'easy to dislike'

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa great John Smit believes Rassie Erasmus' approach has made the Springboks "easy to dislike" after the latter was banned for criticising match officials.   Springboks director of...

Nigel Owens responds to Rassie Erasmus' tweets

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former test referee Nigel Owens has commented on Rassie Erasmus' Twitter activity following South Africa's loss to France.     After South Africa's loss to France in the Autumn Nations Series,...

A statistical look at Wayne Barnes' career ahead of his record-breaking 101st test match

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England’s Wayne Barnes will become the most-capped referee of all time when he takes charge of his 101st test match on 12 November when France meets South Africa in Marseille in the Autumn Nations...

The last time they faced off: Ireland v South Africa

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland and South Africa face off for the first time since November 2017.   Ireland were comfortable victors on the day with South Africa going on to replace their head coach next next January.   Ahead...

Biggar to leave Northampton Saints with immediate effect

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints can confirm that Dan Biggar will depart the Club with immediate effect, at the fly-half’s request.   The Club announced earlier this month that the 33-year-old Wales international...

Experienced Boks look to settle score against Ireland 5 years on

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The walls of the Aviva Stadium are set to rattle on Saturday evening as the World Champion Springboks cross swords an Irish outfit which has been making waves in the rugby world of late.   Earlier...

Team Announcement: Conor Murray to earn his 100th test cap for Ireland

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Ireland coaching team have named the Match Day 23 to take on reigning world champions South Africa in the opening fixture of the Autumn Nations Series at Aviva Stadium on Saturday (Kick-off...

All Blacks and Wallabies plan to field a combined team against the British and Irish Lions in 2025

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks and Wallabies have opened talks about fielding a combined XV to tackle the British and Irish Lions in 2025.   The Southern Hemisphere heavyweights plan to join forces for the first...

Justin Tipuric press conference as he's named as Wales skipper for Autumn Nations Series

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Press conference with Justin Tipuric as he is named as Wales captain for the Autumn International matches against New Zealand, Argentina, Georgia and Australia.   The 33-year-old, who has won 86...