Autumn Nations Series

Joe Schmidt to join All Blacks as selector, replacing Grant Fox

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks have landed one of world’s rugby most highly regarded figures, with Joe Schmidt to poised to join the setup as a selector, Stuff reports.       Schmidt will...

World Rugby unveil the Men’s 15s Dream Team of the Year

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Players from eight nations have been selected in the Dream Team by the World Rugby Awards Panel with all four of the Men’s 15s Player of the Year nominees included.   The players selected...

A World XV of players who COULD transfer to another test team in 2022

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a groundbreaking move, the World Rugby Council approved an amendment to the sport’s national team representation laws.   This amendment will now permit an international player to transfer...

Australia & England revealed as the Preferred Candidates for the next Rugby World Cups

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia have been awarded 'Preferred Candidate' status for the 2027 Men's Rugby World Cup from World Rugby while England are the Preferred Candidate for the 2025 Women's edition of the competition.   World...

Autumn Nations Team of the Week

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The final weekend of test rugby in 2021 has come and gone.     A thrilling weekend of action kicked off with an entertaining clash at Murrayfield, with Scotland beating Japan 29-20. At the...

Ireland coach Farrell delighted after cruising past Argentina

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland coach Andy Farrell was delighted with his side after they hammered Argentina 53-7 to collect their third win from three games in the Autumn Nations series on Sunday.   The visitors caught...

France 40-25 New Zealand: Another defeat for the All Blacks after being overpowered by Les Bleus

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Four tries from France saw them beat New Zealand at home for the first time in 21 years after a hard-working performance in Paris.     New Zealand were beaten for a second week in a row after...

Argentina Make 3 Changes to Face Ireland

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina have made three changes from the team that played Italy (37-16) in Treviso.     Recovered from a knee discomfort, Guido Petti will rejoin the squad, while Santiago Grondona...

Latest World Rankings: South Africa Return To The Top

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa return to the top of the World Rugby Rankings at the expense of New Zealand with top sport changing hands for the fourth time in just two months.   A 15-30 victory over Scotland...

The full list of 2021 World Rugby Awards Nominations

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has released the full list of nominations for the 2021 World Rugby Awards.   The Rugby public can now cast their votes for six of the prestigious World Rugby Awards 2021 categories...