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Aki & Oliver come into Connacht starting side for Bristol clash

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bundee Aki and Conor Oliver have both been named in the starting XV to face Bristol Bears in Sunday’s pre-Christmas Heineken Champions Cup clash at The Sportsground (k/o 5.30pm).   Their inclusions...

Katy Daley-Mclean announces retirement from international rugby

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

 Red Roses fly half Katy Daley-Mclean has called time on her international career with immediate effect. The 34-year-old, who led England to World Cup victory in 2014, retires on 116 caps, having...

Wales captain Jones facing race to be fit for start of Six Nations

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales could be without captain Alun Wyn Jones for their Six Nations opener against Ireland as he recovers from a knee injury.     Alun Wyn Jones will need at least 10 weeks to recover from...

Former Rebels and Force flanker heads to the MLR

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The LA Giltinis have recruited the experience and hard-edged forward power of Australian backrower Angus Cottrell.    Today’s announcement is a coup because wooing a seasoned...

Carl Fearns set for Premiership return - report

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Carl Fearns has been linked with a return to the Premiership once again.    According to the Rugby Paper, Newcastle Falcons are keen to add the former England Saxons back-rower to their squad...

Mark Wilson captains Newcastle Falcons against Castres

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mark Wilson captains Newcastle Falcons for Friday’s European Rugby Challenge Cup trip to French club, Castres.   The England flanker returned from the bench during last weekend’s tournament...

Sale Sharks circle Edinburgh for the first time

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

History is set to be made on Saturday when Sale Sharks and Edinburgh meet in European competition for the first time.   The match will be played out at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester and proceedings...

Harlequins v Racing 92 - change of kick-off time

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

EPCR have confirmed that the kick-off time of the Champions Cup, Round 2 match between Harlequins and Racing 92 at the Twickenham Stoop on Sunday (20 December) has been moved to 15.15 (UK) The new start...

Monaco selected to host the World Rugby Sevens Repechage

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has today confirmed the repechage tournament for the Tokyo Olympic Games will take place in Monaco on 19-20 June, 2021. The decision was confirmed by the World Rugby Executive Committee following...

Pat Lam questions Fiji's management of Radradra

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bristol Bears head coach Pat Lam has spoken out regarding the injury to his team’s star centre Semi Radradra.   Lam has recently been in talks with Fiji head coach Vern Cotter in connection...