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World Rugby Men's Rankings preview: 19-21 July, 2024

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the July internationals this weekend. Permutation highlights: Only two of the teams ranked in the top five in the world are in action this weekend,...

England u20's end eight-year wait for title

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England ended France's dominance of the World Rugby U20 Championship with a 25-13 victory in Friday's final at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town. It was England's first title since 2016 and their fourth overall,...

Spain U20 beat Fiji U20 in thriller

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Last year’s U20 Trophy winners Spain scored in sudden-death extra-time to break Fijian hearts and guarantee their place in the 2025 U20 Championship in a dramatic opener to the final day of the tournament. With...

A quick look: Japan vs Italy

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy and Japan are set to clash in an epic internatioanl friendly over the weekend. The Italians are coming off an energising 36-14 victory against Tonga, having lost 33-35 to Samoa the previous week.  Meanwhile...

Fixtures confirmed for second edition of WXV

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has today unveiled the pools and action-packed match schedule for WXV, the highly anticipated return of the women’s 15s competition which promises thrilling encounters across all three...

Italy claim joint highest position in World Rugby Men's Rankings

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at the main winners and losers from a rankings perspective after a busy weekend of test matches around the globe. Italy have moved above Australia in the World Rugby Men's Rankings after...

Match Report | Italy 36-14 Tonga

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy posted an emphatic 36-14 win over Tonga in Nuku'alofa on Friday as the Azzurri bounced back from a shock defeat to Samoa on their Pacific tour.   Fly-half Paolo Garbisi helped seal the win...

Champions Cup Fixtures Confirmed

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The fixtures for the Investec Champions Cup 2024/25 pool stage have been released, with some huge clashes set to take place across Europe and South Africa involving the world’s biggest clubs!     Round...

Farrell is "more than fully confident" in Caelan Doris' ability as captain.

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A hot winters day out in Durban as the dust settles on Irelands team announcement, which included the revelation that Peter O’Mahony has been dropped to the bench as 26-year-old Caelan Doris takes...

World Rugby Men's Rankings preview

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the July internationals this weekend. Permutation highlights: Ireland can only return to top spot if they beat South Africa by more than 15 points...