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

2 weeks 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

4 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

5 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...

Wales confirm 2022 Autumn Nations Series fixtures

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales begin their 2022/23 season on Saturday 5th November against the All Blacks in what will be the 37th meeting between the two sides.     Los Pumas return to Cardiff on Saturday 12th November,...

10 Great Sledges in Rugby

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fans and players love a good verbal joust on the pitch from time to time. While more common in the sphere of, say, cricket, a bit of sledging is no foreign concept on the rugby field. We take a look at...

CONFIRMED: Joe Schmidt to join All Blacks as Independent Selector

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of New Zealand’s leading coaches, former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt, is to replace former All Black Grant Fox as the All Blacks Independent Selector.     Fox will be stepping...

Latest World Rankings: France up to fifth

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A drama-filled weekend of test rugby has seen plenty of change in the latest World Rugby Rankings.   France moved into the top 5 of the rankings while Romania entered the top 20.     England's...