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International Friendlies

2019

Rory Best slots a conversion for the Barbarians with a slick left foot

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Barbarians scored seven tries to defeat Brazil 47-22 in São Paolo on Thursday.   Tries by prop Fijian prop Campese Ma’afu, Argentinian wing Bautista Ezcurra and All Black fullback...

Sydney Cricket Ground to host Ireland in 2020

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Australia has today announced that Test Rugby will return to the Sydney Cricket Ground for the first time since 1986 when Australia takes on Ireland in 2020.      The clash with...

Rassie Erasmus reveals how the Springboks used the clash against Japan to prepare for the All Blacks

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus says that his side intentionally played their final Rugby World Cup warm up test against Japan with less possession to prepare for their World Cup opener against the...

Latest World Rankings: Ireland top the rankings going into RWC

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland's 19-10 win over Wales has sent Joe Schmidt's side to the top of the World Rugby Men's Rankings for the first time in history.     Top position in the World Rugby Men's Rankings has...

New Zealand v Tonga | International Test Highlights

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

As expected, it was one way traffic. The All Blacks give their fans a last spectacle on their farewell game before they leave for Japan. A great display of running rugby....

Australia v Samoa | International Test Highlights

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia wrapped up their World Cup preparations with a 34-15 home win over Samoa. Two early tries saw Australia into a 10-0 lead, with Samoa pulling back three points with a penalty. The Wallabies responded...

Internationals: Samoa press conference, Parramatta

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoa coach Steve Jackson and scrum-half Dwayne Polataivao spoke after their side put in a encouraging performance in their final hit-out match before the Rugby World Cup.    

Ireland v Wales - Warren Gatland & Alun Wyn Post Match Press Conference

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rhys Patchell’s third concussion in a year handed Wales a big World Cup injury scare as Ireland topped the world rankings for the first time with a 19-10 victory in Dublin. Fly-half Patchell was...

Scotland v Georgia - Gregor Townsend Full Post Match Press Conference

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Press conference with Scotland head coach, Gregor Townsend after Friday night 36-9 win over Georgia, winning the final World Cup warm-up. Gregor Townsend was left counting the cost of his side’s...

Highlights: England 37 - 0 Italy

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A dominant second half performance saw England conclude their Rugby World Cup preparations with a 37-0 home thumping of Italy. Italy squandered a great chance at a try in the corner, but it was England...