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QUIZ: Can You List The Current Top 20 Test Teams In Order Of Their Ranking?

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The World Rugby Rankings are updated on the Monday after each test weekend. The ranking system was introduced the month before the 2003 Rugby World Cup, with the first new rankings issued on 8 September...

Top Points Scorer In Test Rugby History Per Nation

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sharpshooters and backline generals. We take a look at test rugby's point machines and best placekickers in test match rugby history.    We take a look at the top scorers from some of...

Could Other Nations Follow New Zealand In Launching Or Re-Launching International 'A' Teams?

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Tuesday, New Zealand Rugby revealed that there will be a new high-performance team that will assemble this year and undertake a mini-tour of Northern Hemisphere venues. The new side dubbed the...

Lyon and Toulouse beaten as Racing 92 run riot

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Racing 92, Clermont Auvergne, Bayonne, Pau and Brive earned victories in Top 14, with leaders Bordeaux-Begles not in action. Joris Jurand scored a first-half hat-trick as Brive handed second-placed Lyon...

Saints announce quartet of contract renewals

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints can today confirm that Harry Mallinder, Tom Collins, Paul Hill and Ahsee Tuala have all signed new deals to remain at Franklin’s Gardens.   The quartet boast just under...

Premiership clubs look to increase the overseas player quota next season - reports

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Premiership clubs are looking to increase the overseas player quota next season to offset the loss of Kolpak stars after Brexit according to a report in the Daily Mail.   From December 31 a number...

New Zealand Provincial side teams up with a Chinese side to complete the Global Rapid Rugby Roster

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Global Rapid Rugby has unveiled the China Lions as the final team in its inaugural home-and-away competition this year. China Rugby Football Association and New Zealand’s...

Jamie Roberts on his way to Cape Town?

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bath centre and decorated veteran of professional rugby, Jamie Roberts, has reportedly signed a deal with Cape Town-based Super Rugby side the Stormers ahead of the 2020 season.   https://t.co/dnHk0YAyOR —...

Magnus Bradbury re-signs for Edinburgh

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland international back-row Magnus Bradbury has become the latest player to commit his future to Edinburgh Rugby after today putting pen-to-paper on a new deal.     Bradbury,...

London Irish give Samoan wing Belgium Tuatagaloa a life line after he wasn't offered a new contract in France

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoan winger Belgium Tuatagaloa has been given an opportunity to continue his professional career after he was not offered a new contract Valence Romans, who played in the PROD2 in France.   The...