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History: Maori All Blacks and Ireland

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The history of the Māori All Blacks versus Ireland or Irish teams is short yet significant.     In 1888-89, some twenty-two years before the official formation of a New Zealand Māori side...

2022/23 Allianz Premier 15s season structure confirmed

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The RFU have confirmed the season structure for the 2022/23 Allianz Premier 15s season.     Heading into its sixth campaign, the competition will again be played over 18 regular rounds with...

Tom Hitchcock joins London Irish

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

London Irish has confirmed the signing of Exeter University centre Tom Hitchcock.   Playing his part in the BUCS Super Rugby side’s second-place finish this season with four tries, Hitchcock...

Red Roses to host USA and Wales in September Internationals

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England Women will play two September Internationals against USA (Sandy Park, Exeter - Saturday 3 September, KO 3pm) and Wales (Ashton Gate, Bristol - Wednesday 14 September, KO 7.30pm).      Simon...

Introducing: The Eight Uncapped Players In The England Squad

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones has named a 36-player squad for England’s summer tour to Australia with eight uncapped players included.   Jones' has had to deal with a lengthy injury list with George...

Billy Vunipola called in Eddie Jones' squad, eight uncapped players included

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones has named a 36-player squad for England’s summer tour to Australia.    England will travel to Australia on Tuesday [21 June] ahead of their first game against the Wallabies...

'Young' England Team Named To Face Barbarians

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones has named the England side to take on the Barbarians in an uncapped fixture at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday 19 June (3pm KO).    Tom Curry (blind-side flanker) will captain the...

Borthwick reflects on dramatic Leicester turnaround

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

It is testament to the players and coaching staff of the Leicester Tigers that just two seasons ago they finished second from the bottom on the log and, now, face the prospect of competing in the Premiership...

2022/23 EPCR tournament formats and qualifiers confirmed

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the landmark announcement of the inclusion of the leading South African clubs in its tournaments, EPCR is pleased to confirm the formats and qualifiers for next season’s expanded Heineken...

Ruben van Heerden signs for Exeter Chiefs

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Exeter Chiefs newcomer Ruben van Heerden says he cannot wait to get stuck into life at Sandy Park after sealing his move from South African outfit, the Sharks.     The 24-year-old forward...