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Latest World Rankings

18 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa have closed in on fourth place in the World Rugby Rankings following their win over Australia, while New Zealand survived a big scare to keep their unbeaten record against Los Pumas intact.   Argentina...

England squad update: Joe Marchant joins the squad travelling to Treviso

23 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones has called up 38 players for England’s third official Rugby World Cup training camp in Treviso, Italy (22 July until 2 August).    The squad will fly this...

Ultimate Rugby's Rugby Championship Player of Round One

23 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby Championship kicked off this past weekend with the Springboks and All Blacks each kicking their 2019 seasons off with victories over Australia and Argentina respectively.   The Springboks...

Watch: Beauden Barrett's try saving tackle against Los Pumas

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black first five Beauden Barrett is often lauded for his attacking prowess, however this weekend against the Pumas he produced a fantastic cover tackle saving a certain try.   With the Pumas...

Takeaways from Round One of the Rugby Championship

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks comprehensively beat the Wallabies in the opening round of the Rugby Championship while the All Blacks managed to avoid defeat against a fired-up Los Pumas side.   We take a looking...

Springboks name squad to travel to New Zealand

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks have confirmed a touring squad of 36 players for their Rugby Championship matches against New Zealand and Argentina in the next three weeks.   SA Rugby Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus,...

Gamble pays off for Hansen as New Zealand get 'money in the bank'

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head coach Steve Hansen says New Zealand's less-experienced players will learn from a huge battle with Argentina.     Steve Hansen said New Zealand's hard-fought Rugby Championship win over...

From a selection crisis to a selection headache: The Springbok scrumhalves

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

At the start of Rassie Erasmus tenure as Springbok head coach in 2018, the former test flanker had limited options at scrumhalf with no clear front runner for the no.9 jersey 18 months out from a Rugby...

Ardie Savea admits that 'It was bloody tough out there' against Argentina

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina pushed New Zealand all the way in Buenos Aires, and All Blacks star Ardie Savea agreed the contest felt like war at times.     New Zealand found it "bloody tough" to get the job...

Extended Highlights: Argentina v New Zealand

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand opened their Rugby Championship campaign with a hard fought 20-16 away win over Argentina. Argentina started strongly, slotting two early penalties to take a 6-0 lead. New Zealand hit back...