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Romain Poite to hang up whistle, embarks on new challenge with Toulon

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

French international referee Romain Poite will hang up his whistle at the end of the 2021-2022 season. After an immense career which has seen him officiate at three World Cups (2011, 2015 and 2019), numerous...

Scotland hooker agrees new deal with Glasgow Warriors

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Glasgow Warriors have secured the services of another established Scotland star ahead of the 2022/23 season, after hooker George Turner put pen to paper on a new contract extension with Danny Wilson’s...

Don Armand calls time on his playing career

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Long-serving Exeter Chiefs forward Don Armand has today announced he will be retiring at the end of the current season.   Armand joined Exeter in 2013 from the Stormers, the 33-year-old forward...

Munster and Leinster boosted by returning Irish Internationals

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the second leg of the round of 16 in the Champions Cup, we round up the injury updates from Leinster, Munster, and Ulster.   LEINSTER RUGBY It’s all positive news this week for...

World Rugby considers trialling 20-minute red card rule

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby is considering trialling the 20-minute red card rule across all major competitions.    Currently part of Super Rugby Pacific, the rule means that, should a player be issued a red...

Wales confirm 2022 Autumn Nations Series fixtures

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales begin their 2022/23 season on Saturday 5th November against the All Blacks in what will be the 37th meeting between the two sides.     Los Pumas return to Cardiff on Saturday 12th November,...

It's just not cricket! SCG to stage Wallabies-England rugby Test on 'vital' tour for Eddie Jones

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones endured another miserable Six Nations campaign and now his team will tour Australia for a three-Test series.   Eddie Jones declared England's Test series against Australia...

Dan Leavy announces retirement from rugby with immediate effect

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

It has been announced this morning that Leinster Rugby back row Dan Leavy is to retire from the game with immediate effect.   The 27-year-old has played 79 times for Leinster Rugby since his debut...

Leinster injury update: Trio of Irish internationals nearing return to pitch

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster have been handed a significant boost ahead of their clash with Connacht on Saturday with the news that Irish internationals Andrew Porter, Ronan Kelleher and Jordan Larmour will return to training...

Wasps Sign Ireland International Prop John Ryan

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wasps have confirmed the signing of Ireland international prop John Ryan, who will join the Club next season from Munster Rugby.   The 24-time capped international has appeared nearly...