Trio to make their first starts for Ireland Women against Italy

6 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland Head Coach Adam Griggs has named his Match Day 23 for Saturday’s Women’s Six Nations Play-off game against Italy.   Griggs has made three changes to his starting XV for the visit...

Jono Gibbes takes Clermont job, O'Gara promoted at La Rochelle

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont have announced that Jono Gibbes will replace Franck Azema as the new head coach.   Gibbes returns to Clermont having worked with the club as the forward's coach when they won the TOP14...

Barnes and Carley to take charge of Champions Cup semi-finals

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The match official appointments for the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals have been announced today (Tuesday, 20 April) following a meeting of EPCR’s selection committee.       The...

Elton Jantjies chats about move to France

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies has revealed that the upcoming British & Irish Lions series is the motivation behind his move to France.   Jantjies recently signed with struggling Top 14 side...

Antoine Dupont - What's the secret to his Inside Line? | Rugby Analysis | Toulouse | Champions Cup

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

So, what's the secret to the Antoine Dupont Inside Line? It's not uncommon for players to run cheat lines on the inside of the ball, in fact most players will do so at some point, but not like Dupont!

Manu Tuilagi snubs lucrative offers abroad - report

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Manu Tuilagi has snubbed a move to France and Japan to remain at Sale Sharks penning a new deal with the Premiership club, according to a report by the Daily Mail.   The report states that...

All Blacks set for two additional end-of-year tour tests - report

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks could face off against a surprise opponent on their end-of-year tour this year.   The New Zealand Herald reports that the All Blacks could face Wales and the United...

CONFIRMED: Johan Goosen returns to South Africa

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blue Bulls have confirmed the signing of Springbok utility back Johan Goosen from TOP14 club Montpellier.   The 28-year-old flyhalf, who can hold his own at centre and fullback, is a product...

Lima Sopoaga to join TOP14 club after Wasps exit

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wasps have confirmed that Lima Sopoaga will be leaving the club at the end of the current season, to join Top 14 side Lyon OU.   Wasps Head Coach Lee Blackett said: “I would like to thank...

Jacques du Plessis returns to Loftus

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blue Bulls have confirmed the signing of loose forward Jacques du Plessis from French club, Montpellier, effective 1 July 2021 on a 3-year deal.   The 27-year-old Du Plessis,...