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Stars join new-look World Rugby Awards panels

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced star-studded panels for the World Rugby Awards 2019, which will take place at The Prince Park Tower Tokyo on 3 November, the day after the Rugby World Cup 2019 final in Japan.   As...

Special Wales can mount World Cup challenge - Gatland

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales took on all comers in the Six Nations and Warren Gatland says they can go far in Japan.       Warren Gatland believes Wales can mount a strong challenge to win the Rugby World...

Most Capped Test Side Of All-Time

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales captain Alun-Wyn Jones will reach an impressive milestone in the Grand Slam decider against Ireland this weekend when he makes his 134th appearance for Wales equalling Gethin Jenkins record.     With...

World Rugby outlines Nations Championship concept to key stakeholders

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has outlined its vision for the future of test rugby, including the proposed Nations Championship concept and supporting business model, during a meeting with international rugby’s major...

Steve Hansen the next Lions coach?

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having helped the All Blacks to back to back World Cup titles, one as the assistant coach and one as the head coach,  Steve Hansen will finish his remarkable stint with the team after the World Cup...

World Rugby wants relegation in Six Nations and Rugby Championship

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Six Nations and Rugby Championship could introduce promotion and relegation as part of planned changes to the international game.       World Rugby has outlined plans for a new global...

Kieran Read Explains Snubbing European Move

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kieran Read had been linked with Racing 92 and a Premiership switch, but said it was a "pretty straightforward" decision to move to Japan.         New Zealand captain Kieran...

Argentina XV closing on on ARC title

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina XV head into Friday's match against Canada knowing that a bonus-point win would hand them a second Americas Rugby Championship title.     The fourth edition of the Americas Rugby...

Test Rugby Set For Major Shake Up In 2020 - Reports

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

International rugby is braced for the biggest changes in the professional era, possibly the game's history,  with plans to create a World League that is set to be signed off as early as next month...

John Smit Calls On Boks To Select Montpellier Duo

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Springbok hooker and captain John Smit has called on the Springboks to select two members of the 2007 World Cup Winning squad.     Smit believes Montpellier duo Bismarck du Plessis...