Richie McCaw
Richie McCaw

Richie McCaw

31st Dec 1980 1.87m/106kg Openside Flanker

Japan make history as fearsome All Blacks march on – the pool stage in numbers

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is headed for the knockout rounds after a dramatic pool stage in which Scotland were the biggest casualties.     Eight teams remain from 20, with hosts Japan – who...

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa v Italy

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus says South Africa are suffering from "a few butterflies" as they prepare for a "do-or-die" Rugby World Cup showdown with Italy at Shizuoka Stadium on Friday.     The Springboks...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Italy v Namibia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy captain Sergio Parisse is appearing at a record-equalling fifth Rugby World Cup but insists he is not interested in personal goals.       Sergio Parisse will earn a share of...

Parisse to make history against Namibia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy coach Conor O'Shea has announced his team for the Pool B match against Namibia in Hanazono Rugby Stadium on Sunday, 22 September.   Italy have made nine changes to the starting XV who lost...

All Blacks boss Hansen condemns 'pretty obvious' Erasmus referee tactics

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen claims rival boss Rassie Erasmus was wrong to question standards of Test refereeing ahead of South Africa's Rugby World Cup opener.     The All Blacks face the...

Selecting a RWC 2019 XV with just one player from a country

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Rugby World Cup is just days away and we can look forward to seeing some of the greatest talents from around the world come together and compete.      Here's a combined...

Kieran Read deserves to be winning captain, says Warburton

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sam Warburton believes New Zealand captain Kieran Read deserves to be a Rugby World Cup-winning skipper and can foresee a successful All Blacks campaign.     Read will retire after the upcoming...

Friday Morning Round Up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six legends to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame   World Rugby has announced that six legends of the game in Richie McCaw (New Zealand), Shiggy Konno (Japan), Os du Randt (South Africa),...

Six legends to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced that six legends of the game in Richie McCaw (New Zealand), Shiggy Konno (Japan), Os du Randt (South Africa), Peter Fatialofa (Samoa), Graham Henry (New Zealand) and Diego Ormaechea...

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

2 months 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...