International Friendlies

2020

Former Samoan international cautious over plans to let players represent more than one Test nation

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sir Bill Beaumont is prepared to address the possibility of players from the Pacific Islands being allowed to return to play for their country of birth after being captured by other international teams,...

Who Is Next? The England Flyhalves In Waiting

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England has regularly had an excellent playmaker running things from the #10 jersey at test level with George Ford and Owen Farrell currently bossing the position since their respective debuts.   The...

World Rugby rule out SANZAAR bailout

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby Vice-chairman Augustin Pichot has made clear that World Rugby won’t hand out any financial relief to cash-strapped SANZAAR (South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Argetina) nations.   Pichot...

"The players will always back him and follow him" - Billy Vunipola believes Eddie Jones is the right man to take England to the top

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones is still the man who can lead England to ultimate glory at the Rugby World Cup, says Billy Vunipola.     Billy Vunipola is convinced Eddie Jones remains the right man to lead...

Test matches over the Christmas period among the ideas to solve scheduling crisis

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Northern Hemisphere's tours South be rescheduled for October as World Rugby, clubs, tournament organisers and unions work together to devise a solution to their fixtures crisis. The bodies...

Analysis: The depth of South Africa's Pack

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks went through a major transformation under Rassie Erasmus in 2018 with the former Springbok introducing a new a number of new faces and changing the fortunes of the struggling...

QUIZ: Can you name England Debutants under Eddie Jones?

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones was unveiled as the new England head coach after the 2015 Rugby World Cup.   The Australian has since guided England to two Six Nations titles and a Rugby World Cup Final since. The...

Watch: Nehe Milner-Skudder's test debut against Australia

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder shot to stardom in 2015 when he earned a test call in 2015 and made his test debut against Australia in Sydney.   He went on to be selected in the...

Tests to take priority over Super Rugby in South Africa

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Super Rugby in South Africa looks as if it will be sacrificed when rugby resumes with reports suggesting that the tests against Georgia and Scotland in July outranks it in order of importance.   A...

Andy Ellis and Dan Carter Swansongs Cut Short

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black and Crusaders scrum-half Andy Ellis has confirmed his abrupt retirement from rugby after the remainder of the Japanese Top League was called off due to the global pandemic.   Ellis,...