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World Rugby Men's Rankings preview: 19-21 July, 2024

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the July internationals this weekend. Permutation highlights: Only two of the teams ranked in the top five in the world are in action this weekend,...

Scotland crowned World Rugby U20 Trophy 2024 champions

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Triumphant Scotland captain Liam McConnell held aloft the World Rugby U20 Trophy at Hive Stadium in Edinburgh on Wednesday after a 48-10 victory over USA in the final secured promotion to the World Rugby...

A quick look: Japan vs Italy

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy and Japan are set to clash in an epic internatioanl friendly over the weekend. The Italians are coming off an energising 36-14 victory against Tonga, having lost 33-35 to Samoa the previous week.  Meanwhile...

Soyizwapi: We give ourselves a chance to medal

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six months ago, the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris was the last thing on Siviwe Soyizwapi's mind as he was still recovering from a knee injury and the Springbok Sevens were tumbling out of the automatic qualification...

Fixtures confirmed for second edition of WXV

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has today unveiled the pools and action-packed match schedule for WXV, the highly anticipated return of the women’s 15s competition which promises thrilling encounters across all three...

Italy claim joint highest position in World Rugby Men's Rankings

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at the main winners and losers from a rankings perspective after a busy weekend of test matches around the globe. Italy have moved above Australia in the World Rugby Men's Rankings after...

World Rugby Men's Rankings preview

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the July internationals this weekend. Permutation highlights: Ireland can only return to top spot if they beat South Africa by more than 15 points...

Springbok Sevens squad named for 2024 Olympic Games

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six players with previous Olympic Games experience, including 2016 bronze medalist Rosko Specman, have been included in the 14-man Springbok Sevens squad for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.   Specman,...

Wales crash of top 10 amid loss, while Fiji climb back in

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A bumper weekend of international rugby has led to multiple changes to the World Rugby Men's Rankings, including Wales dropping out of the top 10 for the first time in history. Fiji have replaced them...

Taumateine re-signs with Moana Pasifika

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Moana Pasifika is excited to announce that savvy halfback Jonathan Taumateine has extended his contract with Moana Pasifika for another season. The 27-year-old will return for his fourth year with the...