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Latest World Rankings: Wales Fall, Argentina Rise

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the weekend's test action, Wales have fallen to ninth on the World Rugby Rankings with Argentina moving into their highest position since June 2016.   Los Pumas' 33-11 in Cardiff...

Samoa seal Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification with play-off win over Tonga

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoa secured Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification with a 37-15 defeat of Tonga in Hamilton on Saturday.     Holding a healthy 42-13 advantage from the first leg in Auckland last...

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu wants to make nation smile in RWC 2023 qualifier

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the first leg of the Oceania 1 play-off against Samoa, Rugby World Cup caught up with Kefu to discuss his team’s preparations for RWC 2023 qualification.     Toutai Kefu hopes...

Wales team to face Canada

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales boss Wayne Pivac has named a squad of 23 players, including 8 from Welsh club Dragons, to face Canada on Saturday.    Fullback Leigh Halfpenny edges ever closer to his 100th cap...

USA forced into changes with MacGinty and Lamositele sidelined

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

USA head coach Gary Gold has confirmed changes for the USA Men’s XVs National Team’s tests against England and Ireland.   With AJ MacGinty out, Bryce Campbell has been named...

USA accepted as bid candidate to host RWC 2027, 2029 and/or 2031

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The United States has been formally accepted as a candidate to host one or more of the upcoming Rugby World Cup events in 2027, 2029 and/or 2031.     Subsequently, the United States will move...

RWC 2021: Full match schedule

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby and hosts New Zealand Rugby have announced the match schedule for Rugby World Cup 2021, playing in 2022       The schedule supports the ambition of an accessible event...

Michael Leitch captain as Jamie Joseph names a 36-man squad

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

13 uncapped players have been named by Jamie Joseph in his 36 man squad ahead of the game against the Sunwolves and the British and Irish Lions.   Craig Millar, Yukio Morikawa, Shunta Nakamura,...

Podrezov and Gotovtsev given opportunities in England after impressing for Russia

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Vladimir Podrezov and Kirill Gotovtsev got exposure playing for Russia in the Rugby Europe Championship in the early part of this year and signed for top-flight English clubs.       Prop...

Remembering the amazing Jonah Lomu on his birthday

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Through the years, as the menacing cries of the Haka fill the electric air before every test the All Blacks play, the names and faces of the past legends who donned the renowned jersey are called to mind....