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Latest World Rankings: Wales end New Zealand's run as the highest ranked test side

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following their victory over England this past weekend, Wales have climbed to number one in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time since the rankings were introduced in October 2003.   Wales...

Weekend Round Up

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Will Miller signs for Brumbies   Brumbies have announced that Will Miller will join the club from the Waratahs having signed a 2-year contract with the club.    The backrower, who has...

“It’s nice to learn when you’re winning” – Erasmus

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus breathed a sigh of relief and confirmed that his 2019 Springbok squad continued on a trajectory of progress following a 24-18 victory over Argentina in a Test at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria...

Springboks rely on Nkosi class to see off Pumas

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sbu Nkosi produced two flashes of brilliance as South Africa ground out a 24-18 victory over Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.   The Sharks wing dashed over for a pair of silky tries that were out of...

Wallabies hungry to end Bledisloe drought - Hooper

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper knows Australia will have to shift into another gear to claim the Bledisloe Cup.   Michael Hooper says facing New Zealand with the prospect of ending a 17-year Bledisloe...

World Rankings Permutations: The All Blacks reign under threat from European trio

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A total of four nations could end the test weekend as the highest-ranked side in the World Rugby Rankings, two of them for the first time in history.   Here is how the Rankings stand heading into...

A statistical look at the Bledisloe Cup decider

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand host Australia at fortress Eden Park looking for a first win in three Tests to retain the Bledisloe Cup.     Australia will be out to prove their thrashing of New Zealand last...

Highlanders sign promising All Blacks Sevens back

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have made their first signing ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby season, after losing a host of players to clubs abroad.   20-year-old Northland back Scott Gregory will shift South to...

Thursday Morning Round Up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies name team to face New Zealand   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made just the one forced change to his starting side ahead of Saturday night’s Bledisloe Cup decider with New Zealand...

*99 not out - Steve Hansen's record as All Black head coach by the numbers

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks' head coach Steve Hansen will take charge of his 100th test match as New Zealand's head coach this weekend in the second Bledisloe Cup of the year.   Hansen took over from former head...