Rugby-Championship-logo4-63

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

2 months 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...

A statistical look at the final round of Rugby Championship matches

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia will be looking to pull off a shock by beating their trans-Tasman rivals in the Bledisloe Cup opener in Perth.   New Zealand will be expected to continue their dominance of Australia...

Sonny Bill Williams named to start for for Counties Manukau along with former Connacht prop

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All eyes will be on Sonny Bill Williams in Counties Manakau's Mitre 10 Cup clash on Saturday as the All Blacks centre starts against Taranaki.   It will be another important step for the 52-test...

Thursday Morning Round Up

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The All Blacks start two openside flankers for Bledisloe Cup opener   Steve Hansen has opted to start both Sam Cane and Ardie Savea for the All Blacks' clash with the Wallabies this weekend.   The...

The All Blacks greatest five minutes?

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The opening five minutes of the All Blacks Test against Australia in 2000.   Played in front of a world record crowd of 109, 874 in Sydney, the All Blacks jumped to a 21-0 lead after just five minutes.   The...

Could another key All Black switch positions ahead of the Rugby World Cup?

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The injury to Damian McKenzie, ruling him out of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, has forced Steve Hansen's hand in selecting Beauden Barrett at fullback while also giving Richie Mo'unga the 10 jersey.   The...

Springboks to make 'brave calls' against Pumas

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The two Tests against Argentina, starting with Saturday’s challenging encounter in Salta, will provide the Springboks with more opportunities to prepare for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, Matt...

Erasmus satisfied with outcome of Bok camp in Auckland

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

SA Rugby’s Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, said the Springboks achieved what they set out to do as they concluded their training camp in New Zealand with a final field session at the Ponsonby...

Trio return to Wallabies squad ahead of All Blacks test

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies rookie Jordan Petaia has been named in Australia’s squad for the final Rugby Championship clash of 2019 against New Zealand at Optus Stadium in Perth.   The exciting prospect has...

Thursday Morning Round Up

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Semi Radradra returns to the Fijian starting XV Leone Nakarawa will captain a strong Fijian side against Canada 🇫🇯 https://t.co/I7UJcQ5GAW — Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) August 1, 2019 Full...