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World Rugby Men's Rankings preview: 17-18 February, 2024

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the third round of the Rugby Europe Championship this weekend. Permutation highlights: Georgia cannot improve on 13th place this weekend as they...

World Rugby Women's Rankings preview: 20-21 October, 2023

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the permutations for the opening round of matches in WXV 1 in New Zealand and the second round of WXV 2 in South Africa and WXV 3 in Dubai. World Rugby has published the ranking...

World Rugby Women's Rankings preview: 13-14 October, 2023

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the opening round of matches in the inaugural WXV 2 and WXV 3 tournaments this weekend.  Permutation highlights: As the highest-ranked team...

Match Preview: Japan v Samoa

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There’s a lot at stake when Japan face Samoa at Stadium de Toulouse on Thursday. Two sides’ quarter-final hopes are on the line in a ferociously tight Pool D, in which a single point separates...

Alo-Emile and Alainu’u’ese join the pack - Samoa name team to play Argentina

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head coach Seilala Mapusua goes with continuity with his Samoa team to play Argentina in Pool D in Saint-Étienne on Friday, with only two changes to his forwards and one change in his backs from...

Hansen returns as Ireland name team to face Tonga

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has recalled wing Mack Hansen and also brought in scrum-half Conor Murray, fit-again hooker Ronan Kelleher and flanker Josh van der Flier to the starting side to face Tonga...

Former Australia star Leali’ifano starts at 10 - Samoa name team to play Chile

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Samoa head coach Seilala Mapusua has named his match-day 23 to face Chile at Stade de Bordeaux on Saturday, with Australia's top points scorer at Rugby World Cup 2019, Christian Leali'ifano, starting...

Chile will become the latest Rugby World Cup debutant

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Los Condores will become the 10th new team to appear at a Rugby World Cup since the tournament's inception in 1987 when they take on Japan in Toulouse on Sunday. We take a look at past tournaments to see...

Rugby World Cup Facts:

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

• South Africa and New Zealand have each won the Rugby World Cup on three occasions, more than any other nation, with Australia (2) and England (1) the only other nations to lift the Webb Ellis Cup;...

Pool B Facts and Stats

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

• Despite playing a combined total of 83 Rugby World Cup matches, Ireland and South Africa will meet for the first time at the tournament in Stade de France on the 23rd of September. • South...