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Pivac may not select Priestland, says WRU

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales Head Coach Wayne Pivac has been barred from selecting fly-half Rhys Priestland for the Welsh Six Nations squad.   The 34 year-old, who currently plies his trade with Premiership club Bath,...

Ringrose relishing return to the pitch

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Garry Ringrose’s return to the pitch in a Leinster and/or Irish jersey is imminent as the centre recovers from his second broken jaw in three months.   The 25 year-old was yesterday named...

Rory Best takes up mentoring role with Ulster

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Ireland captain Rory Best has been mentoring Ulster’s front row players and was with the Ulster A team coaching staff for last weekend’s win over Leinster.       Ulster...

England to don new, 150th anniversary jersey against Scotland

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

As Eddie Jones’ charges take the field on 6 February, the necks of the Twickenham faithful will be craned to catch a glimpse of the English team sporting a new, 150th anniversary jersey against the...

Glasgow snap up Ian Keatley

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland international fly-half Ian Keatley has joined Glasgow Warriors on a deal until the end of the 2020/21 season following his exit from Italian side Benetton.   The 33-year-old strengthens...

CVC's Six Nations deal approved by French Board

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) announced on Saturday that its has approved a private equity firm's investment in the Six Nations.   CVC Capital Partners will take a 14.3% stake in the annual...

O'Driscoll picks his Ireland team to face Wales

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll has urged Ireland to pick Tadhg Beirne in the Six Nations opener against Wales next month while also included nine Leinster players in the XV.   Brian...

Liam Williams to miss Wales vs Ireland in Six Nations

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets' Liam Williams is set to miss the first round of Wales’ Six Nations campaign after being banned for three games following his red card while playing for the Scarlets against Cardiff...

Kieran Campbell replaces Noel McNamara as Ireland U20 coach

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Ulster and Ireland scrumhalf Kieran Campbell is set to replace Noel McNamara as Ireland U20 head coach.   McNamara will be focussing his full attention on the Leinster Academy from now on,...

Kieran Crowley to leave Benetton a year early

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks World Cup winner Kieran Crowley will exit PRO14 club Benetton a year earlier than planned, the Italian club has confirmed.     Benetton have lost all nine of their Pro14...