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Edinburgh announce player departures

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

James Johnstone (centre), Ramiro Moyano (wing), Nathan Chamberlain (stand-off) and Sam Grahamslaw (prop) all move on, joining Ben Toolis, Magnus Bradbury and George Taylor (retired), whose departures have...

Spain disqualified from Rugby World Cup 2023

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Spain have been disqualified for a second Rugby World Cup in a row.   Spain had qualified for the Rugby World Cup in France as the winners of Europe 2. They were set to feature in Pool B along with South...

Wales confirm 2022 Autumn Nations Series fixtures

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales begin their 2022/23 season on Saturday 5th November against the All Blacks in what will be the 37th meeting between the two sides.     Los Pumas return to Cardiff on Saturday 12th November,...

10 Great Sledges in Rugby

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fans and players love a good verbal joust on the pitch from time to time. While more common in the sphere of, say, cricket, a bit of sledging is no foreign concept on the rugby field. We take a look at...

CONFIRMED: Joe Schmidt to join All Blacks as Independent Selector

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of New Zealand’s leading coaches, former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt, is to replace former All Black Grant Fox as the All Blacks Independent Selector.     Fox will be stepping...

Latest World Rankings: France up to fifth

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A drama-filled weekend of test rugby has seen plenty of change in the latest World Rugby Rankings.   France moved into the top 5 of the rankings while Romania entered the top 20.     England's...

Scotland make 7 changes to face Japan

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend has made seven changes to the starting XV for the final Autumn Nations Series match against Japan at BT Murrayfield on Saturday 20 November – kick-off 1pm.       Fresh...

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

7 months 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...

All Blacks team named for historic 100th Test match against South Africa

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks team has been named to play in the historic 100th Test match against South Africa in the Fortinet Rugby Championship at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville, on Saturday 25 September.   In...

World Rugby considers plans to host a World Cup every two years

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby is exploring the idea of hosting a Rugby World Cup every two years.   Chief executive of World Rugby, Alan Gilpin, told the Telegraph the radical move is “being considered”.   They...