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Shock result reflected in updated World Rugby Men’s Rankings

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Belgium, some 18.20 points and 16 places below Portugal in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings powered by Capgemini, caused a huge shock on Saturday when they beat Os Lobos 10-6 in the opening round...

World Rugby Men's Rankings preview: 2-4 February, 2024

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has published the ranking permutations for the opening rounds of the Guinness Men's Six Nations and the Rugby Europe Championship this weekend. Permutation highlights: Ireland will close...

Cai Evans reflects on dream year ahead of BKT URC battle with former teammates

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s been a very eventful year in the life of Cai Evans as his rugby dreams have come true.   The young utility back was a bolter selection in Wales’ World Cup training squad and...

Dewi Lake Relishing Battle With Welsh Hooking Rivals In The URC

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having spent a World Cup campaign of highs and lows vying with Elliot Dee and Ryan Elias for the Wales hooking berth, Dewi Lake is now ready to resume battle with his rivals on the BKT URC stage. This...

Biggar, skills coach Jenkins and Costelow chat ahead of their Quarter Final

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Biggar, fly-half On what excites him about Rugby World Cup quarter-final weeks: "The first thing is the prize at the end of it. We have spoken all week about we’re not quite ready to go home...

NZL team announcement (v URU): head coach Foster, captain Cane, Vaa'i, Fainga'anuku

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Comments from New Zealand head coach Ian Foster, captain Sam Cane, second-row Tupou Vaa'i and winger Leicester Fainga'anuku at a media briefing on Tuesday after announcing their team to face Uruguay...

Attack coach Alex King says Wales ‘worked so hard’ to reach World Cup last eight

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Alex King has hailed the hard work of Wales’ Rugby World Cup squad and says their quarter-final achievement has been “four months in the making”. It was towards the end of May that head...

New format for Rugby Europe International competitions

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Europe have announced changes for the up-coming men’s XV structure for the 23/24 season in the Trophy and Conferences divisions. Rugby Europe Conference The competition will now consolidate...

Warren Gatland insists Wales are heat-proof before sweltering showdown with Fiji

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland has no doubt that Wales are fully conditioned for Bordeaux’s blistering heat as they aim to turn up the temeprature on Rugby World Cup opponents Fiji.   It is due to hit 36...

Jonathan Humphreys urges Wales pack to be ‘accurate and relentless’ against Fiji

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jonathan Humphreys wants the Wales forwards to be remembered for accuracy and a relentless approach at the Rugby World Cup.   The Wales pack can expect an immediate test of its capability against...