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World Rugby Women's Rankings preview: 13-14 April, 2024

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the Guinness Women's Six Nations and Rugby Europe Women's Championship matches this weekend. Permutation highlights: England cannot improve their...

Saracens out for revenge

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

“A whiff of revenge in the air” was how French rugby newspaper Midi-Olympique previewed Saturday’s Investec Champions Cup Round of 16 tie between Union Bordeaux-Bègles and Saracens...

Newcastle Falcons team to face Leicester Tigers

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tom Penny plays his 100th game for Newcastle Falcons on Friday when Leicester Tigers visit Kingston Park in the ‘Big Night Oot’ fixture.   The 29-year-old Northumbrian starts at...

Women’s Six Nations: How teams can qualify for WXV, Women’s RWC 2025

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Marie-Marvingt, located inside the iconic Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, will double as the start line for the Guinness Women’s Six Nations 2024 this weekend. Ireland are Saturday’s...

All Blacks icon poised for shock Test comeback

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks legend Sam Whitelock is considering a shock comeback to the international arena, according to a New Zealand Herald report. The Herald reported that new All Blacks coach Scott Robertson had...

Owen Farrell leaves door open for England return and Lions place

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Owen Farrell expressed a desire to play rugby for as long as possible as he left the door open to a potential England return and featuring in the 2025 British and Irish Lions tour. The Saracens star is...

Scotland's 1984 Grand Slam – Part one

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s perhaps little known, but Scotland won what could be considered de facto Grand Slams in 1933 and 1938. With France having been expelled from the Five Nations Championship after 1931 over...

EPCR round of 16 referee appointments

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the knockout stages of European club rugby set to further intensify this weekend, EPCR can announce the referee appointments for the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 2nd leg fixtures as well as...

Steve Borthwick heads for New Zealand in a bid to build on England’s progress

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Borthwick will begin plotting New Zealand’s downfall this week as he looks to build on England’s encouraging end to the Guinness Six Nations. A stunning victory over Ireland in round...

Andy Farrell excited by chance to pit Ireland against ‘best’ side South Africa

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Farrell is relishing a shot at the world’s best as Ireland pursue perfection after continuing their northern hemisphere domination with another Guinness Six Nations title. Ireland turn their...