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"Rugby is half as dangerous today as it was 10 years ago” - Bernard Laporte

22 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

French rugby has recently mourned the death of four young rugby players in eight months but the president of the French rugby federation (FFR), Bernard Laporte, says the sport “is half...

Halfpenny to see specialist for ongoing concussion issues

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having not played since November 10 due to ongoing concussion issues, Leigh Halfpenny appears to be a doubt for Wales' Six Nations campaign.             Leigh...

England duo set to make club returns

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

England coach Eddie Jones has been given a boost ahead of the Six Nations, with Billy Vunipola and Joe Launchbury to return for their clubs.             Billy...

Underhill a Six Nations doubt as Bath await specialist review

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

England's Sam Underhill will undergo a specialist review after suffering ankle ligament damage and could miss the start of the Six Nations.       Sam Underhill's participation in the...

Ranked: The 10 best individual test performances of 2018

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Every year there are certain individual performances that stand out above the rest. Dan Carter produced arguably the performance of the century against the Lions in 2005 while Wilkinson produced a match-winning performance...

Ultimate Rugby's Test Team Of The Year

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

With test rugby going on a break until next year we look back at the year that was in 2018 and pick our team of the year.   Ireland are understandably well represented while there are a few surprises...

Former Scotland & Edinburgh Prop retires

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edinburgh centurion and Scotland international prop, Alasdair Dickinson has announced his retirement from all forms of professional rugby.   The 34-year-old signed for Edinburgh in 2004 after turning...

Former Wales Captain Calls Time On Illustrious Career

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Blues, Wales and British & Irish Lion flanker Sam Warburton, OBE, has called timed on his illustrious rugby career.   Capped 74 times by Wales and a further five by the British &...

Eddie Jones quits England to lead Australia

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following England’s disappointing 2018 Six Nations campaign, Eddie Jones has handed in his resignation and has taken up a new role with the Wallabies.   Jones has been named as the Wallabies...

Conrad Smith backs Joe Schmidt to coach the All Blacks

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two time World Cup winner Conrad Smith has backed Ireland’s Joe Schmidt to succeed Steve Hansen as All Blacks coach following his stunning success in the Six Nations.   Smith added his voice...