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Updated Men's World Rankings

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan are at their lowest position in almost eight years after their loss this weekend. Saturday’s 35-12 defeat to Fiji in Tokyo will see them fall two places to 14th, a position they...

Boks on track for RWC with morale-boosting win in Buenos Aires

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks proved they are on track with their Rugby World Cup preparations as they delivered a strong second-half performance to overpower Argentina 24-13 in the first of three warm-up games at Velez...

Major World Ranking Movements On The Cards

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

For several teams, the countdown to Rugby World Cup 2023 begins for real this weekend as they take to the pitch for the first of their warm-up fixtures. Scotland and Italy were the first European teams...

Match Day Programme: Argentina vs. South Africa II

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa are bidding for an eighth consecutive victory over Argentina after wins in Salta and Pretoria in 2019, Port Elizabeth twice in 2021, Buenos Aires and Durban in 2022 and Johannesburg in the...

World Rankings Could Change Following This Weekend

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Seventeen of the top 20 sides in the World Rugby rankings are in action this weekend with Georgia, Portugal and Spain the exceptions. Ireland and New Zealand, the top two sides in the world, won't be...

Match Day Programme: Australia vs. New Zealand - Bledisloe Cup 2

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a blow out performance last week in Melbourne, New Zealand tackle Australia on home ground in an international friendly. The short format of the Rugby Championship competition concluded as well last...

All Blacks name three debutants for second Bledisloe Cup clash in Dunedin

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks selectors Ian Foster, Jason Ryan and Joe Schmidt have named the team to play Australia at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin (kick-off 2:35pm NZT).   Captain Sam Cane has returned to lead...

All Blacks and Fiji climb World Rugby Men’s Rankings

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand successfully retained the Rugby Championship title, and with it the Bledisloe Cup for at least another year, following a comprehensive 38-7 victory over Australia in Melbourne on Saturday. It...

Ian Foster hints at changes for return Bledisloe Cup Test

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Securing the Rugby Championship and the Bledisloe Cup with a 38-7 win in Melbourne has secured the All Blacks some breathing space in their final home-based step towards the Rugby World Cup in Saturday's...

Argentina grind gives Springboks Rugby World Cup taster, says Nienaber

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber likened his team’s hard-fought 22-21 Castle Lager Rugby Championship victory over Argentina on Saturday to a typical Rugby World Cup arm wrestle.   The Springboks...