Chile secure Rugby World Cup debut with dramatic defeat of the USA

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chile have qualified for Rugby World Cup for the first time in their history following a pulsating 52-51 aggregate victory against the USA in the Americas 2 play-off. Los Condores looked to...

Chile qualify for Rugby World Cup 2023

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After losing the first leg in Santiago last week (21-22), Chile won its decisive fixture against USA in Glendale, Colorado (31-29, 52-50 on aggregate) to seal a first-ever Rugby World Cup qualification...

Latest World Rankings: France go top, Ireland second

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France have reached the summit of the World Rugby Rankings for the first time since the rankings were introduced.     Les Bleus go top and Ireland are now second in an unprecedented...

Namibia qualify for their seventh consecutive RWC

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Namibia have secured their place at a seventh successive Rugby World Cup by beating Kenya 36-0 in the final of the Rugby Africa Cup 2022 in Aix-en-Provence on Sunday.   They qualify as Africa 1...

Cheetahs secure top spot in the Currie Cup

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The semi-finalists in the Carling Currie Cup Premier and First Divisions were confirmed this weekend following some nail-biting action, with eight teams booking their spots in next weekend’s four...

Blitzboks to face Australia in London Cup quarter-finals

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springbok Sevens returned to winning ways in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at Twickenham on Saturday, beating Argentina, Ireland and Kenya to top Pool D at the HSBC London Sevens, the penultimate...

Fiji and New Zealand the winners after a brilliant HSBC France Sevens

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fiji’s men and New Zealand’s women turned on the style to win the HSBC France Sevens in Toulouse on Sunday. Ireland, led by the excellent Terry Kennedy, played some impressive rugby to reach...

Men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series favourites suffer shock defeats on opening day in Toulouse as women’s champions Australia continue fine form

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The three contenders for the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title faced setbacks on a thrilling opening day at the HSBC France Sevens as South Africa, Argentina and Australia suffered...

Latest World Rankings: Ireland overtake England, Wales fall

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland have moved up to fourth place in the overall World Rugby rankings following the action in the penultimate round of the Six Nations.   England put up an incredible fight a man down after...

SA Rugby confirms expanding domestic calendar

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

SA Rugby has announced the confirmed competition structure for the remainder of the 2022 rugby season, which will see an expansion of the Carling Currie Cup First Division as well as the Women’s...