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Wales U20 announce squad to face Scotland U20

4 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales head coach Byron Hayward has named his squad to face Scotland at Scotstoun Stadium on Friday in the second round of the U20 Six Nations. (KO 7.15pm, S4C).   Captain Ryan Woodman switches...

Munster Injury Update: Conway out for 3-4 months

5 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Munster squad returned to training at the HPC on Monday to begin preparations for next Friday’s URC round 14 clash against Ospreys at Thomond Park (7.35pm).   Roman Salanoa has been called...

Scarlets the main attacking threat in Challenge Cup

6 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the pool stage of the EPCR Challenge Cup now over, we look back at the leading attackers over the four rounds, with players from Pool B winners Scarlets heading two categories.   Carries...

Jamison Gibson-Park and Cian Healy ruled out of French Test

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht scrum-half Caolin Blade and Leinster loosehead prop Michael Milne have joined the Ireland squad today as the group assembled this afternoon at the IRFU High Performance Centre in Dublin.   Blade...

Scotland equal all-time high in World Rugby Men’s Rankings

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland have moved above England and into fifth place in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings following their 29-23 win at Twickenham on Saturday.   Duhan van der Merwe’s brilliant brace...

Six Nations: Five things we learned from Italy vs France

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy and France played out a classic in Rome, and while the Grand Slam champions came away with five points, the Azzurri may be more positive heading into round two of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations.   In...

Match Report - Ruthless Ireland Spoil Gatland's Comeback In Bonus Point Win

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Josh van der Flier's try rubber-stamped an impressive 34-10 win for Ireland against Wales in the opening game of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations.Much of the build-up had focussed on Warren Gatland's return...

Sam Prendergast leads the Irish resurgence

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland U20's got their Six Nations defence underway with what looked like a comfortable win away in Wales on the scoreboard but in truth was all but that. Wales were ahead 20-14 after 50 minutes and managed...

PREVIEW: Italy vs France

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two of the northern hemisphere's in-form teams will collide when France play Italy at Stadio Olimpico to bring the opening weekend of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations to a close.  Les Bleus won every...