rugbyworldcup2023

RWC Match Day Programme New Zealand vs South Africa

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a tournament where the praises of the north were sung far and wide. Echoes of a first Northern Hemisphere victory since the heroics of Johnny Wilkinson's Engand side in 2003. However, much like most...

RWC Match Day Programme: Argentina vs England - Bronze Final

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The penultimate fixture is upon us. After many did not give them a chance going into the tournament, England shocked many by advancing all the way to the semi-final, only to narrowly lose to the defending...

World Rugby confirms new international men’s competition to launch in 2024

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new annual men’s 15s competition involving Canada, Fiji, Japan, Samoa, Tonga and USA will launch in 2024, reaffirming World Rugby’s commitment to increasing global competitiveness on the...

How things stand ahead of WXV 2 and WXV 3 final rounds

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With champions to be crowned and promotion and relegation to be decided, we run through the permutations facing the teams in Cape Town and Dubai. The curtain will come down on the inaugural WXV 2 and...

Historic rugby calendar reform to supercharge reach and competitiveness

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The World Rugby Council has approved transformational reform of the global men’s and women’s rugby calendars, a seminal moment for the sport that marks a new era of opportunity, certainty...

Jean Kleyn: RWC final with South Africa ‘outside realm of thinking’ months ago

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 30-year-old Munster lock represented Ireland at the 2019 World Cup in Japan. Former Ireland international Jean Kleyn acknowledges being on the verge of becoming a world champion with his native South...

RWC Match Day Programme New Zealand vs Argentina

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Only four teams remain and tonight, we will find out who will reign supreme and book their ticket into the final set to take place next week. Although both teams suffered deafeats in their opening pool...

World Rugby Women's Rankings preview: 20-21 October, 2023

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the permutations for the opening round of matches in WXV 1 in New Zealand and the second round of WXV 2 in South Africa and WXV 3 in Dubai. World Rugby has published the ranking...

WXV 2: Italy and Scotland victorious on day one

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Azzurre became the tournament's first winners, beating Japan 28-15, before Scotland secured a 31-17 victory against hosts South Africa in Stellenbosch.   Italy and Scotland both hit the...

How have England defied expectations to reach Rugby World Cup semi-finals?

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England face South Africa in the World Cup semi-finals on Saturday despite entering the competition amid rock-bottom expectations. Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the questions surrounding their...