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Top U20 sides return to South Africa in June

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 12 best Under-20 sides in the world will return to South Africa in June after World Rugby announced on Wednesday that the World Rugby U20 Championship will again be hosted in the Western Cape.   The...

Winners & Losers: Ireland's Six Nations Squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of Ireland's Six Nation squad announcement we look at some of the winners and losers.  Winners: Peter O'Mahony:  Peter has been named to lead the side at the 2024 Six Nations tournament...

Winners & Losers: Scotland Six Nations Squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the Scotland team announcements for Six Nations tournament we look at some of the winners and losers. Winners: First on the list are four players who have received their first call up by Head...

Emirates World Rugby Match Officials confirmed for Men's Guinness Six Nations

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Emirates World Rugby Match Officials have been confirmed for the 2024 Guinness Six Nations, the first international competition on the road to the men’s Rugby World Cup 2027 in Australia. Fifteen...

RWC-winners lead SA Rugby Awards nominations for 2023

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Five members of the Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok squad in France – Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Frans Malherbe and Damian Willemse – were nominated for the coveted...

Lock Carter ruled out with injury

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales international lock Ben Carter is set for a spell on the sidelines after Head Coach Dai Flanagan revealed his star second row has suffered a ‘severe hamstring tear’. Carter was forced...

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...

Dan McKellar on Leicester Tigers - A Season Preview

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

This has been a summer of change at Mattioli Woods Welford Road. After Steve Borthwick departed to take over England in December, Leicester Tigers put up a stern defence of their Gallagher Premiership...

UPDATED: Lagisquet makes two late changes - Portugal name team to play Wales

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Portugal head coach Patrice Lagisquet has made two changes from the original match-day 23 for their opening Pool C match against Wales in Nice on Saturday.   1 Francisco Fernandes2 Mike Tadjer3...

Portugal name team to play Wales in first RWC match since 2007

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Portugal include 19 of the match-day 23 which secured their qualification for Rugby World Cup 2023 with a draw against USA for their opening Pool C match against Wales in Nice on Saturday.   1 Francisco...