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Eddie Jones confirms England exit after 2023 World Cup

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones has revealed that he intends to leave his role after the 2023 World Cup in France.     After naming England's 45-man training squad, Jones was asked whether...

England to bid for 2031 World Cup

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Guardian has reported that England will take a run at the 2031 World Cup.   The Rugby Football Union has confirmed its intention to bid to host the 2031 World Cup as part of a long-term...

World Rugby considers plans to host a World Cup every two years

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby is exploring the idea of hosting a Rugby World Cup every two years.   Chief executive of World Rugby, Alan Gilpin, told the Telegraph the radical move is “being considered”.   They...

All Blacks edge closer to Springboks at top of World Rugby Men’s Rankings

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand have cut South Africa’s lead at the top of the World Rugby Men’s Rankings by just over one rating point after completing a clean sweep of Bledisloe Cup victories...

All Blacks coach Foster re-signs until end of 2023 Rugby World Cup

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has signed a contract extension through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.     New Zealand Rugby (NZR) made the announcement on Tuesday after Foster replaced Steve...

Latest World Rankings: Wales Fall, Argentina Rise

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the weekend's test action, Wales have fallen to ninth on the World Rugby Rankings with Argentina moving into their highest position since June 2016.   Los Pumas' 33-11 in Cardiff...

Samoa seal Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification with play-off win over Tonga

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoa secured Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification with a 37-15 defeat of Tonga in Hamilton on Saturday.     Holding a healthy 42-13 advantage from the first leg in Auckland last...

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu wants to make nation smile in RWC 2023 qualifier

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the first leg of the Oceania 1 play-off against Samoa, Rugby World Cup caught up with Kefu to discuss his team’s preparations for RWC 2023 qualification.     Toutai Kefu hopes...

Wales team to face Canada

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales boss Wayne Pivac has named a squad of 23 players, including 8 from Welsh club Dragons, to face Canada on Saturday.    Fullback Leigh Halfpenny edges ever closer to his 100th cap...

USA forced into changes with MacGinty and Lamositele sidelined

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

USA head coach Gary Gold has confirmed changes for the USA Men’s XVs National Team’s tests against England and Ireland.   With AJ MacGinty out, Bryce Campbell has been named...