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10 stars who could switch allegiances for RWC2019

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Since rugby sevens debuted at the Olympics last year, a clash in regulations between World Rugby and the International Olympic Committee created a loophole in the eligibility system.   This loophole...

World Rugby releases a new simplified law book

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has released a new law book - which will come into effect on 1 January 2018 - which aims at making rugby's laws easier to understand for all.   Approved at the November World Rugby...

Monday Evening Round Up

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jaba Bregvadz to become first Georgian in Super Rugby Hooker Jaba Bregvadz is set to become the first Georgian player to play Super Rugby after signing up for the Japanese Sunwolves franchise...

France to host the U20 Championship in 2018

7 months ago by France Rugby

World Rugby has today announced that France will host next year's U20 Championship with host cities being Béziers, Perpignan and Narbonne for the five match days (30 May, 3 June, 7 June,...

Shocking omissions from SA & NZ 2017 Awards

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The international and domestic seasons have come to an end in the Southern Hempshire. Therefore it is that time of year where the nominees are announced by the national Unions for their end of year...

Veteran All Black to replace Vermeulen at Toulon

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

According to reports in France, RC Toulon have identified 81 Test cap All Black Jerome Kaino as their front-runner to replace no.8 Duane Vermeulen.   The new salary cap in the Top 14 could see Toulon...

Former All Black Charles Piutau could play for Tonga at the 2019 RWC

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black Charles Piutau has expressed his desire to represent Tonga at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.   The 26-year-old earned 17 test caps for New Zealand between 2013 and 2015, but was overlooked...

How Racing 92's back line could line up during the 2018/19 season

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Racing 92 have wasted no time in recruiting replacements for 2 time World Cup winning flyhalf Dan Carter.   The Paris-based side already has Pat Lambie who has reignited his career at the club after...

Ireland replace Australia as World Rugby's third-ranked team

7 months ago by World Rugby

Ireland have replaced Australia in third place in the World Rugby Rankings thanks to the Wallabies’ heavy defeat at the hands of Scotland at Murrayfield.   The 53-24 scoreline resulted in...

Autumn Tests prove sharpest cutting edge will lift Six Nations crown | Robert Kitson

7 months ago by The Guardian

All Blacks’ style of skill and pace, a trend enthusiastically embraced by Scotland in autumn internationals, points way forward for England, Ireland and Walesthose who assume this has been just another...