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World Rugby Men's Rankings preview: 19-21 July, 2024

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the July internationals this weekend. Permutation highlights: Only two of the teams ranked in the top five in the world are in action this weekend,...

England u20's end eight-year wait for title

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

England ended France's dominance of the World Rugby U20 Championship with a 25-13 victory in Friday's final at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town. It was England's first title since 2016 and their fourth overall,...

Rassie Erasmus adds to his squad

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

 Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has called up five players to the squad for their closing Test of the Castle Lager Incoming Series against Portugal in Bloemfontein on Saturday, with the 41-man squad...

Spain U20 beat Fiji U20 in thriller

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Last year’s U20 Trophy winners Spain scored in sudden-death extra-time to break Fijian hearts and guarantee their place in the 2025 U20 Championship in a dramatic opener to the final day of the tournament. With...

A look at the World Rugby U20 Championship

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The final between the England U20 vs France U20 will be the fifth all-northern hemisphere World Rugby U20 Championship final and the fourth in the last six tournaments. For the first time last year England...

Soyizwapi: We give ourselves a chance to medal

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six months ago, the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris was the last thing on Siviwe Soyizwapi's mind as he was still recovering from a knee injury and the Springbok Sevens were tumbling out of the automatic qualification...

World Rugby U20 Championship disciplinary update: Stanley Solomon (New Zealand)

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand winger, Stanley Solomon, has received a two-match sanction for a dangerous tackle in their match against France on 14 July, 2024 in the semi-final of the World Rugby U20 Championship taking...

Fixtures confirmed for second edition of WXV

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has today unveiled the pools and action-packed match schedule for WXV, the highly anticipated return of the women’s 15s competition which promises thrilling encounters across all three...

Moerat to lead new-look Bok team featuring seven uncapped players

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Salmaan Moerat will take over the Springbok captaincy for the first time when he leads a squad featuring seven uncapped players in a first Test with emerging nation Portugal in the final match of the Castle...

Italy claim joint highest position in World Rugby Men's Rankings

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at the main winners and losers from a rankings perspective after a busy weekend of test matches around the globe. Italy have moved above Australia in the World Rugby Men's Rankings after...