Autumn Nations Series

Rugby World Cup 2023: Seven matches you should get excited about

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In less than 10 months’ time, the wait for Rugby World Cup 2023 will come to an end as France take on New Zealand in an opening match that has all the ingredients to be a classic. While...

Scotland climb World Rugby Men’s Rankings

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The record books were rewritten on another dramatic weekend of test rugby which had it all.   Georgia’s shock win over Wales in Cardiff, Scotland’s helter-skelter game against Argentina,...

Sharikadze says World Rugby cannot 'ignore' Georgia after Wales win

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Georgia have now beaten Italy and Wales in 2022, and captain Merab Sharikadze believes they deserve a place in the Six Nations.     Merab Sharikadze says World Rugby can no longer "ignore"...

Boks will not underestimate Italy, says Kwagga Smith

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Energetic Springbok flanker Kwagga Smith has made it clear that South Africa do not underestimate the Italians and will challenge them with the respect they deserve when the sides lock horns Genoa on Saturday.   The...

Latest World Rankings: Italy close in on the Top 10, Australia and Scotland fall

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy's historic first-ever win over Australia has seen them move into 11th place in the World Rankings.    The Azzuri moved up ahead of Fiji to record their highest ranking since...

Autumn Nations Series Team of the Week - Round Two

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Another thrilling weekend of the Autumn Nations Series has come to an end, with the Northern Hemisphere claiming huge scalps.   Ireland defeated Fiji 35-17 at the Aviva, but at the same...

A statistical look at Wayne Barnes' career ahead of his record-breaking 101st test match

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England’s Wayne Barnes will become the most-capped referee of all time when he takes charge of his 101st test match on 12 November when France meets South Africa in Marseille in the Autumn Nations...

World Rankings Permutations: Major shake up on the cards

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the world ranking permutations for this weekend's Autumn Nations Series and Dubai internationals this weekend.   There is a major potential shake-up on...

Azzurri look to carry good form into Wallaby Test

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Italians will be on the hunt for a maiden victory over the Wallabies when they host the latter in Florence on Saturday.   The Azzurri put on an admirable performance last weekend to despatch...

Alaalatoa to become 85th Wallaby Test captain as Aussie team announced

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Allan Alaalatoa will become the 85th Wallabies captain when he leads the side out against Italy in Florence on Saturday afternoon (local time).The Brumbies leader will skipper his country for the...