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Rugby Championship: Four Players To Watch

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby Championship returns this weekend with a pair of intriguing fixtures.   The tournament is teed up nicely, here are four players to keep an eye on in the opening week.   Beauden...

Stats & Facts: New Zealand v Australia

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A look at the head to head stats and facts for the second Bledisloe Cup test.   NEW ZEALAND v AUSTRALIA – EDEN PARK, AUCKLAND – KO 19:05 (08:05 BST) Head to head Played 171...

Explainer: The 50:22, Goal line drop-out & the other new law variations and how they work

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby Championship officially kicks off this weekend right off the back of the British and Irish Lions series and with it comes the introduction of the new law variation for test rugby this year.   The...

A look at the career of Aaron Smith as his 100th Test approaches

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday will see one of the biggest milestones in the career of arguably the best scrumhalf in the world, Aaron Smith.    Smith is set to take the field for the one hundredth time in his country’s...

It's Bledisloe Cup Time

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

While the All Blacks will envy the Wallabies’ build up to the opener of the grand spectacle which is the Bledisloe Cup, rest assured that the former’s head coach, Ian Foster, will have drummed...

Saints sign Fiji scrum-half Frank Lomani

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fijian international Frank Lomani will join Northampton Saints from Australian side Melbourne Rebels ahead of the 2021/22 season.     The 25-year-old scrum-half is expected to land at Franklin’s...

Aaron Smith to play his 100th test against the Wallabies

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It will be a special night for halfback Aaron Smith, who will play his 100th Test, after making his Test debut against Ireland back in 2012.The starting front row is unchanged from the last Test outing...

Men's Olympic 7s semi-finals ready for action

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The semi-finals for the Olympic Men’s 7s are set and will see Great Britain taking on New Zealand while Fiji will battle it out against Argentina.    The South Americans wowed the global...

Olympic 7s: Quarter Finals loom

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa, Fiji and New Zealand’s unbeaten streak sees them already qualified for the quarter-finals of the Olympic 7s.    New Zealand will tackle Canada today before Great...

Blitzboks ready and able for Olympic charge

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team are ready to take on all comers in the Tokyo Stadium in the next three days, as the South Africans face Ireland, Kenya and USA in Pool C of the Rugby Sevens tournament at the...