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World Rugby Rankings permutations: It's not only Wales who could climb the rankings

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A busy weekend of men's and women's international matches could have significant impact on the World Rugby rankings. Here is everything you need to know:     Men's rankings headlines New...

The All Blacks start two openside flankers for Bledisloe Cup opener

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

In changes from the All Blacks last outing against South Africa, Dane Coles comes in at starting hooker, with Codie Taylor in the run-on reserves. Scott Barrett returns from injury at lock for the injured...

Samoa lose captain Piula Fa'asalele

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoa will have to go six weeks without the services of captain Piula Fa'asalele after he broke his wrist in their Pacific Nations Cup match against the USA on Saturday.   Samoa were narrowly beaten...

MacGinty kicks USA to win over Samoa

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

AJ MacGinty’s penalty kick on the last play of the game sealed a 13-10 win for the USA over Samoa in the second round of the Pacific Nations Cup. It was a fortunate victory for the Eagles who...

PNC: World Rugby Rankings permutations

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The second round of the 2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup could have a significant impact on the World Rugby Rankings as teams continue to prepare for Rugby World Cup 2019.     HEADLINES Tonga...

PNC Preview – Samoa vs USA

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The second round of the Pacific Nations Cup kicks off in Suva with a neutral-venue clash between Samoa and the USA at ANZ Stadium. Both teams earned victories in the opening round, the Manu surviving...

PNC Preview – Fiji vs Canada

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Canadian fans were forced to endure a rough opening to their Pacific Nations Cup at the hands of the USA in Colorado. This week the teams heads to the South Pacific where little relief...

Currie Cup Round Up: Round 3

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Cheetahs showed off their attacking skills in the Currie Cup Premier Division as they powered their way to the top of the standings thanks to a 10-try romp against Griquas in a gripping third round...

World Rugby Rankings Permutations

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

There could be plenty of movement in the World Rugby Rankings after this weekend's second round of The Rugby Championship.   The Springboks head to Wellington in a replay of the clash from last...

Newcastle Falcons sign Sharks Super Rugby star Philip van der Walt

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Newcastle Falcons have announced the signing of back-rower Philip van der Walt on a three-year deal from South African Super Rugby side, the Sharks.     The 30-year-old will...