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Michael Bent to retire at the end of the season

16 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby prop Michael Bent has announced his decision to retire from professional rugby at the end of the current season.     Bent, who joined Leinster in 2012 and has been capped on...

“Hamish Watson is never too small.” - Sam Warburton

16 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has firmly established himself in the corner of Scotland flanker Hamish Watson amid the vocalisation of the somewhat incomprehensible notion that...

Trio to make their first starts for Ireland Women against Italy

16 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...

Brumbies' back Mack Hansen to join Connacht

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Brumbies back Mack Hansen has agreed to join Irish club Connacht at the end of the 2021 Super Rugby season.The Canberra-raised Hansen came through the Brumbies system after being first recognised as...

CONFIRMED: Rainbow Cup to run as 'dual tournaments with no cross-hemisphere fixtures'

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The PRO14 and SA Rugby have confirmed that the Rainbow Cup will no longer take place as planned.    The South African teams are unable to travel to the UK & Ireland and after 'colossal...

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...

Sexton out of Leinster's Munster clash

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton’s injury woes continue as the Leinster and Ireland captain will play no part in the upcoming Leinster vs Munster game on Saturday in the Rainbow Cup.   Sexton picked up yet another...

Ugo Monye's latest Lions XV

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England and British & Irish Lions representative Ugo Monye has penned his ideal Lions starting XV as the tour to South Africa approaches.   Monye, a popular pundit in the UK, has evolved...

JJ Hanrahan explains the reason behind his Munster exit

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

A key figure at Munster since returning for a second stint, JJ Hanrahan's departure to Clermont came at a bit of a shock to many but the pivot has explained why he is leaving the club.   The...

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...