Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another busy week in the player market this week with the major announcement of Beauden Barrett's move to Japan next year.   We recap some of the biggest moves of the week as well as some of...

South Africa recruit Saracens Head of Athletic Performance

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Edwards, the experienced Saracens Strength and Conditioning coach, has been appointed as the new Head of Athletic Performance for the Springboks.   SA Rugby confirmed on Friday that Edwards...

Oupa Mohoje signs a contract extension at the Cheetahs

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Cheetahs have confirmed that 29-year-old flanker Oupa Mohoje’s contract has been extended until 31 May 2021.     The experienced Mohoje captained the South African A side...

Could Other Nations Follow New Zealand In Launching Or Re-Launching International 'A' Teams?

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Tuesday, New Zealand Rugby revealed that there will be a new high-performance team that will assemble this year and undertake a mini-tour of Northern Hemisphere venues. The new side dubbed the...

Alan Dickens named head coach of England Under 20s

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints defence coach Alan Dickens has been appointed as the new head coach of England Under 20 side with immediate effect.     Dickens, 43, is a former Sale Sharks, Leeds Tykes,...

Saints defence coach to head up England u20s

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Alan Dickens has been appointed England men U20s head coach.   Dickens joins the Rugby Football Union from Northampton Saints where he was most recently defence coach for the Premiership side. Dickens,...

Toby Booth joins Harlequins coaching staff

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins has confirmed that Toby Booth will join the Club as an Assistant Coach, supporting Paul Gustard and his coaching team for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.     Booth served as...

Mitch Lees to leave Exeter Chiefs

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mitch Lees is to leave Exeter Chiefs and join French Top 14 side CA Brive ahead of the new 2019/20 season.   The 30-year-old Australian departs having spent the past five years at Sandy Park, where...

Harlequins sign Travis Ismaiel

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins have today confirmed the signing of winger Travis Ismaiel.   The 27-year-old is a hugely powerful and dominant player who has come through the ranks at the Bulls playing...

Scarlets appoint Richard Whiffin to complete new-look coaching team

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Scarlets have completed their coaching team for next season with the appointment of Richard Whiffin as assistant attack coach.   Whiffin has been head coach of the Gloucester Academy for the...