Autumn Nations Series

Australia & England revealed as the Preferred Candidates for the next Rugby World Cups

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia have been awarded 'Preferred Candidate' status for the 2027 Men's Rugby World Cup from World Rugby while England are the Preferred Candidate for the 2025 Women's edition of the competition.   World...

Ireland Team Named for Final Autumn Nations Series Test

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Ireland coaching team have named the Ireland match day squad to play Argentina on Sunday afternoon in their final game of the Autumn Nations Series.     James Ryan assumes the...

Looking ahead to an action-packed round of Autumn Nations Series

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

A feast of rugby awaits fans around the world as Round 3 of the Autumn Nations Series offers a total of nine Test matches in what is sure to be an action-packed weekend.    Italy vs All...

All Blacks team named to play Italy

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks team has been named to play Italy at Stadium Olimpico in Rome, on Saturday 6 November (Kick-off: 2.00PM CET / 2.00AM NZT Sunday) in the third match of the Tudor Northern Tour.  The...

The most capped Test rugby XV of all time - by position

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales and British & Irish Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones will become the first player to play 149 tests for one country on Saturday.   The 36-year-old second-rower will feature in his 161st test...

Captain Cane returns, uncapped lock Josh Lord called up

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Taranaki and Chiefs lock Josh Lord has been called into the All Blacks squad for the Northern Tour to the USA and Europe.   20-year-old Lord, together with All Blacks Sam Cane, Samuel Whitelock,...