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Japan to put 100% record against the Boks on the line in 2019

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan will put their 100% winning record against the two time Rugby World Cup Champions ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan when the two sides face off in the build up to the showpiece next...

Highlanders confirm Cory Brown's replacement

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Riki Flutey will start in the New Year as the Highlanders Skills Coach. Flutey who has extensive playing experience including playing for both England and the British and Irish Lions will replace...

The best Opta facts from Steve Hansen's All Black tenure

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We look at the best Opta facts relating to Steve Hansen's hugely impressive stint in charge of New Zealand.           Steve Hansen has confirmed he will bring an...

Five contenders to be the next All Blacks coach

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen will be a hard act to follow, but Ian Foster could step up and Joe Schmidt will be well fancied to take over the All Blacks.           Joe Schmidt and Ian...

Steve Hansen to step down as New Zealand coach after 2019 World Cup

5 months ago by The Guardian

• World Cup-winning coach gives advance notice to help team• Hansen: ‘This is a critical process which shouldn’t be rushed’Steve Hansen’s all-conquering reign as the New Zealand coach will...

Top Stories of the Week

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

SANZAAR to axe Sunwolves from Super Rugby?     SANZAAR are considering reverting back to a 14-team Super Rugby competition and doing away with the tournament’s conference system from...

Pools of intrigue: how the Rugby World Cup groups stack up | Paul Rees

5 months ago by The Guardian

Now that the autumn internationals have been completed we take a look at the prospects for the opening stage in JapanIreland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoa Related: Jacob Stockdale scores only try as...

Mario Ledesma has one eye on World Cup as coach bloods new Pumas | Andy Bull

5 months ago by The Guardian

There is plenty at stake for Argentina as they prepare to face the Barbarians at TwickenhamMario Ledesma has made 10 changes to his Argentina team for their match against the Barbarians at Twickenham on...

Goode and Hamilton on how England look going into 2019

5 months ago by Rugby Dump

After a month of matches that included wins over Australia, South Africa, Japan and a narrow loss to New Zealand, The Rugby Pod's Jim Hamilton and Andy Goode discuss England's performances and where they...

Nowell set for eight-week lay-off with hamstring tear

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jack Nowell left the England camp with an injury last week and Exeter Chiefs have confirmed he suffered a torn hamstring.           England winger Jack Nowell...