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The Rugby Championship: The Breakdown – Springboks preparing to pounce on struggling All Blacks

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand are in a crisis by their standards, and things do not get any easier as they start the Rugby Championship in South Africa.     South Africa are favourites to inflict a third consecutive...

All Blacks must step up for under-fire Foster in the heat of Springboks battle

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand have been smarting from a historic defeat to Ireland, and Ian Foster needs a response in South Africa as he fights for his job.     Ian Foster will know there is more...

All Black centre set to head to Japan

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It has been confirmed that All Black centre Ngani Laumape will be moving on from Stade Francais with his next stop being the Japanese League One.    Laumape’s stay in France has not been...

1, 999 caps: The most capped Test rugby XV of all time - by position

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another international test window has come and gone.    A thrilling and historic July test window saw new additions to the test centurion club, and we take a look at what the most capped...

RANKED: Current Tier 1 coaches' win ratios

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the 2022 Rugby Championship, we look at the win ratios for the current tier 1 test head coaches.     Argentina and South Africa secured Series victories in July, while...

England boss Jones would 'jump' at NRL call

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A long-time league admirer, Eddie Jones admits he would love a crack at the NRL when he finishes with England next year.     England boss Eddie Jones says he would love to swap...

Eight TOP 14 transfers you may have missed

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2022/23 season is fast approaching, and while some player movements are still to be finalised, some big transfers have flown under the radar.   We take a look at eight you may have...

RANKED: The countries with the most test centurions

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

An elite group of 80 men's international players have reached the incredible milestone of 100 test caps.     Even some of the most talented players who have graced the rugby pitch...

Ireland replace France at top of World Rugby Men’s Rankings

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France’s reign as the world’s number one team has only lasted a week with Ireland replacing Les Bleus at the top of the World Rugby Men’s Rankings.     Saturday’s...

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 line-up confirmed in Bucharest

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The full 40-team line-up for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 has now been confirmed, following an enthralling weekend of action in Bucharest.     Eight tickets to Cape Town – four...