ireland

Latest World Rankings: South Africa Surrender Top Spot

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand have replaced South Africa as the world’s number one team in the World Rankings.   Following this weekend’s results in the Rugby Championship, New Zealand now top the rankings...

Scotland Women's team named for Spain test

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland Women Head Coach Bryan Easson has made two alterations to the starting Scotland side to face Spain in this Sunday’s Rugby World Cup 2021 Europe Qualifiers match (19...

Looking ahead to the weekend's Rugby Championship action

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another feast of Southern Hemisphere is on the horizon with repeats of last weekend’s match-ups as Los Pumas meet the All Blacks and the wounded Springboks do battle with Dave Rennie’s Wallabies.    The...

The Rugby Championship 2021, Round 3 Preview

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Quade Cooper looked to have played his last Wallabies game, but he starts at fly-half this weekend against world champions South Africa.   Australia are looking for a lift and have turned to Quade...

Sharks and Cheetahs confirm cooperation agreement

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Cell C Sharks and Toyota Cheetahs have announced a cooperation agreement for the exchange of players and to support each other on a broader front. From the two franchises perspective, this step benefits...

Joe Schmidt to step down from World Rugby role

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby can confirm that Joe Schmidt has decided to leave the organisation at the end of the year to spend more time at home in New Zealand with his family.       The former Ireland...

Lions omission still haunts Sexton

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Legendary Irish flyhalf Johnny Sexton has confessed that being overlooked for the 2021 Lions tour will stay with him forever.    Sexton, who turned 36 in July, is back training with Leinster...

Scotland Women's squad announced for RWC 2021 Europe Qualifiers

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland Women Head Coach Bryan Easson has today named a 28-player squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2021 Europe Qualifiers. The squad will convene at Oriam, Scotland’s National Sports Performance...

The New Signings Each Top 14 Club Made During The Off Season

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The French Top 14 returns this weekend in a mouth-watering opening round of fixtures.   Newly promoted Biarritz Olympique opening the competition against last season's semi-finalists Union...

United Rugby Championship Fixtures Unveiled

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

After great anticipation, the URC have revealed all 144 regular season match-ups as South Africa’s top clubs take to the field against the Celtic and Italian nations in a global first for rugby.   Building...