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

1 day 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

1 day 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

1 day 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

4 days 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

4 days 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...

A statistical look at the Bledisloe Cup decider

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand host Australia at fortress Eden Park looking for a first win in three Tests to retain the Bledisloe Cup.     Australia will be out to prove their thrashing of New Zealand last...

Thursday Morning Round Up

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies name team to face New Zealand   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has made just the one forced change to his starting side ahead of Saturday night’s Bledisloe Cup decider with New Zealand...

*99 not out - Steve Hansen's record as All Black head coach by the numbers

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks' head coach Steve Hansen will take charge of his 100th test match as New Zealand's head coach this weekend in the second Bledisloe Cup of the year.   Hansen took over from former head...