Richie Gray opted out of World Cup squad contention

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland and Toulouse lock Richie Gray has made the decision to opt-out of Rugby World Cup selection, according to Scotland assistant coach Danny Wilson.     The 29-year-old lock was a surprise...

Weekend Round Up

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sharks book last Currie Cup semi-final berth   The Sharks booked the last semi-final berth in the Currie Cup with a bonus-point 48-40 victory against a gutsy Blue Bulls outfit at Loftus Versfeld...

Scotland beat France but injuries a concern for Townsend

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland gained a measure of revenge over France by fighting back to win 17-14 at a sold out Murrayfield, but there are injury concerns for Gregor Townsend ahead of the Rugby World Cup.   Les...

Scotland get one back on France

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland played host to France at Murrayfield this afternoon and did well to secure a 17 - 14 victory. As both sides went onto the field you would've cut the tension with a knife. A sold-out Murrayfield...

Latest World Rankings: Wales end New Zealand's run as the highest ranked test side

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following their victory over England this past weekend, Wales have climbed to number one in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time since the rankings were introduced in October 2003.   Wales...

World Rugby Rankings permutations: It's not only Wales who could climb the rankings

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A busy weekend of men's and women's international matches could have significant impact on the World Rugby rankings. Here is everything you need to know:     Men's rankings headlines New...

France win back-to-back World Rugby U20 Championship titles

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France have successfully defended their World Rugby U20 Championship title, beating Australia 24-23 in the final in Rosario, Argentina on Saturday.   The future of French rugby looks to be in safe...

Two Home Nations to tour NZ in 2020

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Outgoing New Rugby CEO, Steve Tew has confirmed that the All Blacks will not host a Three-Test tour next year.    Instead, the new All Blacks' head coach will face off against two Six...

U20 World Championship Highlights: New Zealand v Scotland

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland and New Zealand both played great Rugby, New Zealand was always ahead however, right from the first try by New Zealand, the young All Blacks were set the score. The Scottish played excellently...

Cian Healy signs new IRFU & Leinster contract

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland international loosehead Cian Healy has signed a new two-year IRFU contract until the end of the 2020/21 season.     Healy has been capped 88 times for Ireland, Healy started four...