australia

Southern Hemisphere rugby set for major shake-up

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Recent events pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic have cast a shadow over the future of SANZAAR as some key players seem intent on breaking away, according to a report in newshub.co.nz.   This comes...

SANZAAR confident of 2020 Rugby Championship

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

According to a report from stuff.co.nz, SANZAAR chief executive Andy Marinos appears confident that the annual Rugby Championship competition, featuring Southern Hemisphere giants South Africa, New Zealand,...

Report: Three rounds of Premiership midweek matches planned

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Premiership clubs could face three rounds of midweek fixtures in order to finish the season by the end of October according to a report by Standard Sport.   The three-midweek slots pencilled...

Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw joins Japanese club

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Scotland captain, Greig Laidlaw has signed a deal to join Japanese Top League side NTT Shining Arcs along with Australians' Anaru Rangi and Liam Gill.   In January, it was confirmed...

Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another busy week in the player market this week with the major announcement of Beauden Barrett's move to Japan next year.   We recap some of the biggest moves of the week as well as some of...

Eight-Seven Hemisphere split as Sir Ian McGeechan names his all time XV

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

British and Irish Lions' legend Sir Ian McGeechan has named his all time World XV with eight players from the North and seven from the South.   The highly regarded former Scotland International...

Weekend Wrap-up - Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 4 and Super Rugby AU Round 1

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby fans the world over revelled in the past weekend's action as Round 4 of Super Rugby Aotearoa continued to impress and Super Rugby AU finally got underway in Australia. In New Zealand, the Highlanders...

PRO14 expansion could see the Cheetahs and Kings axed - report

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The latest developments in the PRO14 could see the competition further expanded into South Africa with the four Super Rugby franchises entering the competition but it would at the expense of...

Super Rugby Team of the Week

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

This weekend saw the return of Super Rugby in Australia while New Zealand enjoyed their fourth consecutive weekend of live rugby.   The action kicked off in Brisbane with James O'Connor's late...

Top Stories of the Week

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Beauden Barrett joins an illustrious group of players to join Suntory Sungoliath     Beauden Barrett's move to Japanese side Suntory Sungoliath sees the All Black playmaker join an...