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International Friendlies

2019

Joe Schmidt & Rory Best | Post-match press conference

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt & Rory Best post-match press conference after Ireland's 20-19 win over Wales in Dublin yesterday

Bok Prop Nyakane expected to be fit for World Cup opener

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A knee sprain sustained in South Africa's win over Japan on Friday will not stop Trevor Nyakane being ready for the Rugby World Cup.     South Africa expect Trevor Nyakane to be fit for...

The All Blacks opted to finish their clash with Tonga with 14-men, Steve Hansen explains why

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen admitted that during the 92-7 demolition of Tonga at Waikato Stadium that he deliberately forced his men to finish the game with 14 players in the final 15 minutes in order...

All Blacks fall short of century in pre-World Cup annihilation

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks fell just short of 100 points in a merciless display in Hamilton, where New Zealand scored 14 tries on Saturday.     New Zealand's final Rugby World Cup dress rehearsal was...

"It did make us stronger as a team, but it really put Japan on the rugby map" - Siya Kolisi

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Siya Kolisi returns to lead the Springbok team for the first time in nine months on Friday, with the eyes of not only South Africa but the Japanese nation on him and the Boks.   A media contingent...

Test Highlights: Georgia v Scotland

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tries from Ben Toolis, Rory Hutchinson (2), Darcy Graham and Scott Cummings guided Scotland to a comfortable victory over Georgia. Scotland become the first Tier One nation to face Georgia at home and...

Test Highlights: France v Italy

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

France wrap up their World Cup preparation with a comfortable but scrappy win over a spirited Italy, France were certainly not at their best but still dominated the game. They will have a few concerns...

Latest World Rankings: Wales relinquish top spot

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand have returned to the summit of the World Rankings following Wales' defeat to Ireland at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.     Wales' short reign at the top of the World Rugby...

Winners & Losers: Wales v Ireland

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales saw their long unbeaten home record come to an end on Saturday as Ireland claimed a 22-17 at the Principality Stadium.     The result saw Warren Gatland's side go down in his final home...

World Ranking Permutations: Ireland have another crack at top spot

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales' status as the world's number one team comes under threat in Cardiff this weekend as Ireland could climb two spots with a big win.   Wales and Ireland will face each other with the Irish knowing...