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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...

The Weekend's World Rankings Permutations

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

While the British and Irish Lions may be taking the spotlight, there is plenty of test rugby being played this weekend.    Samoa and Tonga get things underway on Saturday in the first leg of...

This weekend's international friendlies

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another weekend of international friendlies is on the horizon with much to look forward to for fans around the world.    The Springboks vs Georgia match was called off earlier this week due...

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...

Ricky Riccitelli signs for the Blues

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hurricanes and Taranaki hooker Ricky Riccitelli will move north to play his Super Rugby for the Blues from 2022.   The 26-year-old, who has 71 caps for the Hurricanes under his belt, has signed...

Maori All Blacks: Otere Black, Josh Ioane & Billy Harmon

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hear from Māori All Blacks Otere Black, Josh Ioane and Billy Harmon ahead of this weekend's match against Manu Samoa at Mt Smart Stadium. Black reflects on what might be his last game for the...