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World Rugby Men's Rankings preview: 19-21 July, 2024

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the July internationals this weekend. Permutation highlights: Only two of the teams ranked in the top five in the world are in action this weekend,...

England u20's end eight-year wait for title

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

England ended France's dominance of the World Rugby U20 Championship with a 25-13 victory in Friday's final at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town. It was England's first title since 2016 and their fourth overall,...

Spain U20 beat Fiji U20 in thriller

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Last year’s U20 Trophy winners Spain scored in sudden-death extra-time to break Fijian hearts and guarantee their place in the 2025 U20 Championship in a dramatic opener to the final day of the tournament. With...

Match Preview: All Blacks v Fiji

22 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks and Fiji are set to break new ground with a historic Test match at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, USA. Tests Played: 7 Won: All Blacks 7 Last time: 60-13, 17 July 2021,...

A look at the World Rugby U20 Championship

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The final between the England U20 vs France U20 will be the fifth all-northern hemisphere World Rugby U20 Championship final and the fourth in the last six tournaments. For the first time last year England...

All Blacks team named to play Fiji in San Diego

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks Head Coach Scott Robertson and his co-selectors, Assistant Coaches Scott Hansen, Jason Holland, Leon MacDonald and Jason Ryan have named their All Blacks team to play Fiji in the final match...

Fixtures confirmed for second edition of WXV

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has today unveiled the pools and action-packed match schedule for WXV, the highly anticipated return of the women’s 15s competition which promises thrilling encounters across all three...

Former All Blacks hooker Norm Hewitt dies at 55

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former New Zealand hooker Norm Hewitt, whose fiery haka standoff with England's Richard Cockerill became a part of rugby folklore, died on Tuesday after a battle with motor neurone disease, his family...

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

4 days 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...

England have 'no ceiling' to potential, says defiant George after All Blacks loss

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England captain Jamie George says his side have "no ceiling" to their potential after another narrow defeat to New Zealand on Saturday. Steve Borthwick's men were undone by a late fightback as the All...