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Taqele Naiyaravoro willing to switch allegiance for 2023 World Cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Wallaby winger Taqele Naiyaravoro has revealed that he would switch allegiances to Fiji if a controversial rule allowing players to switch allegiance goes through.    Speaking...

Tough luck for Scotland and Argentina as 2023 World Cup Draw Still Set For November

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina and Scotland are likely to end up in Pools of Death for the 2023 Rugby World Cup with the draw for the competition still set to take place in November later this year despite the disruption...

Fiji chairman resigns from World Rugby council following alleged homophobia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fiji chairman Ratu Vilikesa Bulewa Francis Kean has stood down from the World Rugby council amid serious allegations regarding his conduct which could threaten Bill Beaumont's bid for...

Former Samoan international cautious over plans to let players represent more than one Test nation

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sir Bill Beaumont is prepared to address the possibility of players from the Pacific Islands being allowed to return to play for their country of birth after being captured by other international teams,...

Rugby's Biggest Bruisers - Part Two

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

We continue to look at some of rugby's biggest bruisers after our first set of three bruisers.   Today's picks include an Englishman, New Zealander and a monstrous Samoan.   Colin Meads Although...

Should A Pacific Islanders Touring Side Be Reinstated and How Would They Line Up Today?

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2003, a Pacific Islanders touring side was given the go-ahead by the IRB (now World Rugby) to compete. The concept that was based on the British and Irish Lions composite side, was put...

Rugby's Biggest Bruisers - Part One

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

In Part one of our biggest bruisers in rugby we take a look at three players known worldwide for their physicality.   All three players mentioned are well known in the Northern Hemisphere but hail...

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

2 months 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 months 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?

2 months 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...