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Exeter Chiefs sign Tongan back Solomone Kata

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Exeter Chiefs have bolstered their attacking options ahead of the new 2022/23 season with the addition of Tongan international Solomone Kata.     The 27-year-old is Rob Baxter’s...

Mixed fortunes for Team SA on first day at Commonwealth Games

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team have qualified for the Commonwealth Games quarter-finals after they beat Tonga (36-5) and Malaysia (46-0) in their two Pool B games in Birmingham on Friday, but it was a tough...

Neil Powell: Commonwealth Games requires different mindset

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell reckons the Rugby Sevens at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, England will require a different mindset because of the nature of event – a once-off, three-day...

Eight TOP 14 transfers you may have missed

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2022/23 season is fast approaching, and while some player movements are still to be finalised, some big transfers have flown under the radar.   We take a look at eight you may have...

Tonga qualify for World Cup after dismissing Hong Kong

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga have secured their place at the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating Asian champions Hong Kong.     The Tongans romped to a 44-22 win in the Asia/Pacific play-off on Saturday at Australia's...

1, 999 caps: The most capped Test rugby XV of all time - by position

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another international test window has come and gone.    A thrilling and historic July test window saw new additions to the test centurion club, and we take a look at what the most capped...

Ireland replace France at top of World Rugby Men’s Rankings

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

France’s reign as the world’s number one team has only lasted a week with Ireland replacing Les Bleus at the top of the World Rugby Men’s Rankings.     Saturday’s...

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 line-up confirmed in Bucharest

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The full 40-team line-up for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 has now been confirmed, following an enthralling weekend of action in Bucharest.     Eight tickets to Cape Town – four...

Samoa edge Fiji to claim fourth Pacific Nations Cup title

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoa have won the Pacific Nations Cup after edging Fiji 23-20 in an epic encounter at Churchill Park.   It is the first time that Samoa have won the competition since 2014 with Fiji winning four...

Ireland could snatch top ranking away from France

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

France moved to the top of the World Rugby Rankings after last weekend's test action but they could move down just one week later.       World Rugby has published the...