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Rugby World Cup rookies in the spotlight

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

No player ever forgets their first cap for their country, let alone when it comes on the game’s greatest stage – at a Rugby World Cup. For those rookies fortunate enough to get picked for...

A Final Curtain Call For the RWC: Pool D

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is rapidly approaching with the days counting down until the best sides across the globe head to France in search of glory. Teams have begun their preparations ahead of the global...

A Final Curtain Call For the RWC: Pool A

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is rapidly approaching with the days counting down until the best sides across the globe head to France in search of glory. Teams have begun their preparations ahead of the global...

Jaco Peyper to referee opening match of Rugby World Cup 2023

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa’s Jaco Peyper will referee the Rugby World Cup 2023 opening match between hosts France and New Zealand at Stade de France on 8 September.   With global excitement building,...

Italy name Rugby World Cup squad which feature Riccioni and Varney

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Prop Marco Riccioni and scrumhalf Stephen Varney have both been included in Italy's 33-man squad for next month's World Cup, despite suffering injuries against Ireland in their recent warm-up game. Coach...

Fit-again Ange Capuozzo one of eight Italy changes versus Romania

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Kieran Crowley has made eight changes to his team for this Saturday’s clash with Romania in San Benedetto del Tronto, including the timely recall of the fit-again Ange...

Near-miss proves costly for Wales in World Rugby Men’s Rankings

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

For the first time since January 2008 Wales are below Fiji in the Men's World Rugby Rankings.   Wales’ rating has dropped by 0.51 points to 78.67 points following their 19-17 defeat to England...

Shocks, tries and world record highs! | 40-31 Best Rugby World Cup Moments

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dive in to more epic moments as we continue or countdown of the best Rugby World Cup, ahead of RWC 2023 kicking off in France next month!  

Updated Men's World Rankings

11 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...

All Black Rugby World Cup Squad Announced

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks selectors Ian Foster, Jason Ryan and Joe Schmidt have named the All Blacks squad for Rugby World Cup 2023 in France. The squad was announced by former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw in Napier...