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Rugby World Cup Organisers Planning for Typhoons & Quakes

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup organisers are putting contingency plans in place for this year’s World Cup in Japan, which is prone to earthquakes and typhoons.   Japan is especially vulnerable...

Rumour Mill

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new year is here and with 2019 being a Rugby World Cup Year we can expect a number of players to leave their current club after their current club after the showpiece in Japan and seek a more...

Pivac relishing planned Wales tour to New Zealand

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales could tour New Zealand in 2020, giving new coach Wayne Pivac a stern test early in his tenure.       Wayne Pivac says a tour to New Zealand is "on the horizon" for his first...

Ardie Savea rejects European interest to re-sign with NZRU

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks and Hurricanes loose forward Ardie Savea has turned down offers from European clubs including the likes of Top 14 side Pau to sign a new deal with the Hurricanes and New Zealand Rugby Union.           His...

Best backs Schmidt to lead Lions in 2021

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt will step away from coaching after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, but Ireland's Rory Best thinks he could return for the Lions.               Rory...

Japan to put 100% record against the Boks on the line in 2019

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan will put their 100% winning record against the two time Rugby World Cup Champions ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan when the two sides face off in the build up to the showpiece next...

WATCH: Rassie Erasmus relives his first year in charge of the Springboks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Supersport broadcaster Matthew Pearce sat down with Springbok Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus in an exclusive interview to relive his first season at the helm of the Springboks.             Erasmus...

As It Stands: Selecting a 31-man Springbok Squad for 2019 RWC

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has limited time to finalise his squad ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup with test rugby done and dusted for 2018.         Erasmus' charges...

Key 2019/20 Challenge and Champions Cup dates announced

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The EPCR has announced the key dates for the 2019/20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup season.           As Rugby World Cup 2019 takes centre stage next autumn,...

Hansen offered All Blacks coaching extension - reports

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Reports from New Zealand suggest that All Black coach Steve Hansen has been offered a two-year extension for after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.           NZME said it...