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Australia fall to new low in World Rugby Men’s Rankings

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales have become the first team to book their place in the quarter-finals of Rugby World Cup 2023 following a record 40-6 win over Australia at the OL Stadium in Lyon. Dan Biggar’s injury replacement,...

Attack coach Wigglesworth (ENG) - 'Smith a class act wherever he plays'

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Comments from England's attack coach Richard Wigglesworth on Sunday following the 71-0 Pool D victory over Chile in Lille on Saturday, 23 September.     Richard Wigglesworth, attack...

Team Announcement Press Conference: Ireland

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Farrell, head coach On the fitness of hooker Dan Sheehan, who returns to the match-day 23: “Dan is obviously fit and raring to go and in fine condition. He’s a world-class hooker in...

5 talking points ahead of England’s World Cup clash with Chile

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England continue their march towards the World Cup quarter-finals when they clash with Chile in Lille on Saturday. While victory is expected from Steve Borthwick’s men, the South Americans will provide...

Ireland - See what they had to say following the squad announcement

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Farrell, head coach On the fitness of hooker Dan Sheehan, who returns to the match-day 23: “Dan is obviously fit and raring to go and in fine condition. He’s a world-class hooker in...

Match Day Programme: South Africa v Romania

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

FIXTURE HISTORY South Africa and Romania face each other in a test match for only the second time today. They last met in Cape Town during Rugby World Cup 1995. MEMORABLE MATCH It was 30 May, 1995....

Match Day Programme: Ireland v Tonga

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Farrell is not taking any chnces as he names a side close to what we will see run out against the Springboks next weekend. Tonga are making their RWC2023 bow this weekend and have a host of talented...

Lewis Ludlam gets nod ahead of Billy Vunipola to start for England against Japan

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lewis Ludlam has edged Billy Vunipola in the battle for England’s number eight jersey for Sunday’s World Cup clash with Japan. Vunipola has completed his two-match suspension for a dangerous...

Tameifuna leads from the front row - Tonga name team to play Ireland

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga head coach Toutai Kefu has named his match-day 23 to face Ireland at Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes on Saturday, with captain Ben Tameifuna forming part of a heavyweight front row.   1 Siegfried...

Rugby World Cup back in action from tomorrow

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2023 Rugby World Cup got under way with blockbuster battle between hosts France and two-time world champions New Zealand this past weekend, while the Springboks opened their title defence with a good...