There’s going to be no better way to follow Rugby World Cup 2015 than on the mighty Ultimate Rugby app. This is the Richie McCaw of rugby apps, a genuine world beater offering you everything you could possibly want from scores and live news to player profiles and social media feeds from your favourite teams.
Billed as the world’s number one rugby app, we’ve found that this app definitely lives up to the hype. Created in association with Irish legend Brian O’Driscoll, the app can be downloaded from the iTunes store for use on the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It’s also available on Google Play for a range of Android devices.
Ultimate Rugby App Review
Let’s start with what the punters say. On iTunes, there are four and a half stars based on more than 440 reviews of all versions of the app. Google Play is even more positive, with 4.3 stars from almost 4,000 reviews. To stay above four stars on such a big sample is sign of a very solid and consistent app.
At the core of the Ultimate Rugby app is a live feed for scores across the world of rugby. Not restricted to one region, the match coverage is from all the big rugby nations and competitions, including 6 Nations, The Rugby Championship, Heineken Cup, Super 15, RaboDirect Pro12, Aviva Premiership,The Top League, Currie Cup and ITM cup.
There is a really strong social side to this app too, with the chance to interact with other supporters in the live match chat. So you can talk about the tries, player performances and fouls as they happen, just like you’re watching in the pub. This definitely makes for a much more immersive experience and feels more genuine.
Interact Socially With This Rugby App
Coupled with this, there is full social media integration. So you can easily share updates and scores via the app on Facebook and Twitter. The Ultimate Rugby app even comes with team and player Twitter integration – so you can tweet them directly from the app.
But the app is not just reserved for the armchair rugby fan – there are lots of useful features for ‘proper’ fans who want to go to the games. For instance, there are stadium guides and information on ticket availability for the matches covered.
The app’s also loaded with great video highlights. Ok, so it’s not a live stream of the game, but that’s hardly to be expected. It does mean you can catch the best of action on your mobile device though.
Ultimate Rugby app features
The main part of the Ultimate Rugby app are the live scores for all tier one professional rugby matches worldwide, which includes 6 Nations, The Rugby Championship, Heineken Cup, Super 15, RaboDirect Pro12, Aviva Premiership, The Top League, Currie Cup and ITM cup.
The app includes post match video highlights, which are part of a massively improved post match experience including scoring stats.
Player profile cards, as well as team and player Twitter integration, makes it super-easy to communicate directly with favourite players. The Club Profiles section displays Twitter, Facebook and YouTube info for a tonne of teams.
The app is customisable, so it’s easy to follow your favourite teams and players. Notifications on squad announcements, kick off times and match results can be created to your own spec.
You can also find breaking news, ticket availability and stadium maps in the Pre-Match Centre.
Live chat with other fans before, during and after matches, making this one of the most social sporting apps out there.
Finally, the calendar navigation offers easy access to previous scores and upcoming fixtures.
Download Ultimate Rugby For Android & iOS
All you need to do to download the Ultimate Rugby app for Android, iOS or any-other mobile or tablet device, is simply click on the relevant link provided below.
Great app, lots of useful features and definitely one with legs. It’ll keep you going all season long and more as it’s got the best action from the northern and southern hemispheres.