New Zealand appoint Ian Foster as the new All Blacks head coach

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster has been appointed the new Head Coach of the All Blacks, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced today.     54-year-old Foster will now lead the All Blacks into a new era, after...

Rugby Australia and Israel Folau settle unfair dismissal claim

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The long-running legal dispute between Rugby Australia and Israel Folau has ended with a settlement reached over the former Wallaby was sacked in the wake of an anti-gay social media post in April.   The...

Rugby's elite in talks over new ring-fenced world championship

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby’s proposed 12-team Nations Championship was abandoned in June, however, according to a report by Matt Hughes in the Dailymail, the major nations are keen to build on the...

Japan ‘could join Rugby Championship in two years’ says Agustín Pichot

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In an interview with The Times' Owen Slot, World Rugby's vice-chairman Agustín Pichot has revealed that Japan could join the Rugby Championship in less than two years.     SANZAAR...

Rugby World Cup 2019: France v Argentina

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France have frustrated their fans and themselves with inconsistent displays over recent years and Damien Penaud has issued a rallying call.       Damian Penaud rallied his France team-mates...

Bok Prop Nyakane expected to be fit for World Cup opener

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A knee sprain sustained in South Africa's win over Japan on Friday will not stop Trevor Nyakane being ready for the Rugby World Cup.     South Africa expect Trevor Nyakane to be fit for...

Australia Name Rugby World Cup Squad

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has confirmed his 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The squad, captained by Michael Hooper with Samu Kerevi as his deputy, boasts 1406 caps of Test experience,...

Latest World Rankings

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup 2019 hosts Japan equal their best-ever World Rugby Ranking after winning the Pacific Nations Cup while England moved up a place after ending Wales' record winning run.   Wales failed...

Wallabies wary of Eden Park 'beast'

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was a sweet return to the Bledisloe arena for Wallabies halfback Nic White, picking up a try in the win over the All Blacks. Hear what the Man of the Match had to say after the final whistle.

Bledisloe Cup 2019: Wallabies press conference, Perth

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Wallabies have caused a major upset with a 47-26 win over the All Blacks in Perth to set up an opportunity to regain the Bledisloe in Auckland next week. Hear from Michael Cheika and Michael...