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Champions Cup and Challenge Cup TV deals confirmed in UK and Ireland

2 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup are set for a major viewership boost with the announcement that BT Sport, as well as ITV, RTÉ and S4C, have all agreed multi-year partnerships for the new broadcast...

Wayne Barnes to set new Test record this November

3 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

England’s Wayne Barnes is set to make history when he takes charge of his 100th and 101st tests during the November international window.   Barnes, who made his debut in Fiji in June 2006,...

Two Former All Blacks Included In Samoa's November Tests Squad

4 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoa head coach Seilala Mapusua has named two former All Blacks in his squad for the November internationals.   Samoa play Italy, Romania and Georgia on tour, their first northern hemisphere...

Grisez debuts for France in RWC opener

5 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joanna Grisez will make her test debut for France in the RWC 2021 opening match against South Africa.     France coach Thomas Darracq has named his team for the Rugby World Cup 2021...

Super Sacha Ready To Take URC By Storm

5 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sacha Mngomezulu made a memorable debut for the title-winning Stormers last season and followed that up by captaining an unbeaten Junior Springboks team. Now, the prodigious playmaker wants more.   Since...

Nadine Roos: “We are ready to make a statement”

23 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The growth of the Springbok Women’s team over the last 12 months and their determined climb up the world rankings had many take notice of a potential new entry into the top ten of the world game,...

Stick to take charge of SA ‘A’ team for UK Tour

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick will take charge of the SA ‘A’ team for their two matches in the UK against Munster and the Bristol Bears in November, in a coaching team which features...

England summer fixtures announced

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England will play two home fixtures at Twickenham Stadium next summer as part of their preparation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.    Eddie Jones’ side will host Wales at Twickenham on...

World Cup Preview: Pool B

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The draw was made on 19th November 2020 and split the twelve teams into four “bands”, based on the world rankings at the time and before Italy, Japan and Scotland had qualified. As a...

Springboks to face Wales in RWC warm-up match

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks will line up against Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, 19 August 2023, in preparation for their Rugby World Cup defence, which kicks off a few weeks...