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On This Day in 2019: South Africa dominate England to win the World Cup

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three years ago today, South Africa claimed their third Rugby World Cup title defeating England 32-12 in the final.       Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe kicked England when they...

Jamie Joseph names Japan squad for England and France tests

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan Head Coach Jamie Joseph has announced the 40-member Squad for the upcoming Autumn Nations Series.     The squad left Japan on Wednesday and will face the likes of England and France...

Joe Marler to play for Barbarians vs All Blacks XV

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins star Joe Marler will pull on the iconic Barbarians FC jersey next month as the famous invitational side face an All Blacks XV at Tottenham Stadium on Sunday, November 13.     Marler...

5 uncapped players named in Wales' 35-player squad for the Autumn Nations Series

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales men’s head coach Wayne Pivac has named a 35-player squad for the 2022 Autumn Nations Series.       Leigh Halfpenny, Ken Owens and Justin Tipuric are back for international...

World Rugby Men's Rankings powered by Capgemini preview: 15-17 September, 2022

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for round four of The Rugby Championship 2022 this weekend.  Permutation highlights: Australia will climb above Scotland into seventh place if...

RANKED: Current Tier 1 coaches' win ratios

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the 2022 Rugby Championship, we look at the win ratios for the current tier 1 test head coaches.     Argentina and South Africa secured Series victories in July, while...

1, 999 caps: The most capped Test rugby XV of all time - by position

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another international test window has come and gone.    A thrilling and historic July test window saw new additions to the test centurion club, and we take a look at what the most capped...

RANKED: The countries with the most test centurions

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

An elite group of 80 men's international players have reached the incredible milestone of 100 test caps.     Even some of the most talented players who have graced the rugby pitch...

Edinburgh announce player departures

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

James Johnstone (centre), Ramiro Moyano (wing), Nathan Chamberlain (stand-off) and Sam Grahamslaw (prop) all move on, joining Ben Toolis, Magnus Bradbury and George Taylor (retired), whose departures have...

Spain disqualified from Rugby World Cup 2023

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Spain have been disqualified for a second Rugby World Cup in a row.   Spain had qualified for the Rugby World Cup in France as the winners of Europe 2. They were set to feature in Pool B along with South...