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Weekend Round Up

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sharks book last Currie Cup semi-final berth   The Sharks booked the last semi-final berth in the Currie Cup with a bonus-point 48-40 victory against a gutsy Blue Bulls outfit at Loftus Versfeld...

World Ranking Permutations: Ireland have opportunity to make history

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

For the second time in the space of a week, there could be a new name at the top of the World Rugby Men's Rankings once they are officially updated on Monday.     Ireland have a golden opportunity...

How Italy are preparing for the Rugby World Cup

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Drawn into Pool B with New Zealand and South Africa, Italy have undertaken some of their most detailed preparations ever for Rugby World Cup 2019, with the aim to peak when they get to Japan.   Via:...

Latest World Rankings: Wales end New Zealand's run as the highest ranked test side

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following their victory over England this past weekend, Wales have climbed to number one in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time since the rankings were introduced in October 2003.   Wales...

Weekend Round Up

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Will Miller signs for Brumbies   Brumbies have announced that Will Miller will join the club from the Waratahs having signed a 2-year contract with the club.    The backrower, who has...

South Africa qualify for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa secured their return to the Women’s Rugby World Cup stage after lifting the inaugural Rugby Africa Women’s Cup title in Johannesburg on Saturday, defeating Kenya 39-0.   The...

Springboks rely on Nkosi class to see off Pumas

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sbu Nkosi produced two flashes of brilliance as South Africa ground out a 24-18 victory over Argentina at Loftus Versfeld.   The Sharks wing dashed over for a pair of silky tries that were out of...

All Blacks’ poor form no pointer to World Cup prospects, says Eddie Jones

3 months ago by The Guardian

• England coach believes New Zealand holding themselves back• Jones: ‘Last thing you want is to be flying before World Cup’Eddie Jones believes New Zealand have been holding themselves back for...

Wallabies hungry to end Bledisloe drought - Hooper

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper knows Australia will have to shift into another gear to claim the Bledisloe Cup.   Michael Hooper says facing New Zealand with the prospect of ending a 17-year Bledisloe...

World Rankings Permutations: The All Blacks reign under threat from European trio

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A total of four nations could end the test weekend as the highest-ranked side in the World Rugby Rankings, two of them for the first time in history.   Here is how the Rankings stand heading into...