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Toulon fined for Biggar signing

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulon have been slapped with a massive €500,000 (£425,000) fine by French Top 14 rugby bosses after signing Wales captain Dan Biggar from English side Northampton Saints in November 2022. The...

New Zealand and South Africa agree to quadrennial rugby tour

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Traditional tours between the Springboks and All Blacks will return in 2026, with SA Rugby and NZ Rugby reportedly agreeing terms. The two unions have been in discussions about reviving the tours since...

Ross Filipo named Maori All Blacks Head Coach and management group confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced the Māori All Blacks coaching and management group ahead of their return to the international stage, where they will play two matches against the Japan XV on Saturday...

Sean Maitland to retire from rugby

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

SARACENS CAN TODAY REVEAL THAT SEAN MAITLAND WILL RETIRE FROM RUGBY AT THE END OF THE SEASON. The winger, who has been at the forefront of the game for well over a decade will hang up his boots after...

World Rugby Women's Rankings preview: 11-12 May

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The men’s and women’s World Rugby Rankings are calculated using a points exchange system, in which sides take points off each other based on the match result. Whatever one side gains, the other...

A story of "Real Champs" vs "People's Champs" Part 1: The Origin

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

2023 was meant to be their year, however, a much needed victory over the greatest test nation in the history of the sport evaded them in an all too familiar setting: The Rugby World Cup qaurter-final....

Jordie Barrett commits to New Zealand Rugby beyond Rugby World Cup, confirms sabbatical

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jordie Barrett has become the first All Black to commit his services to New Zealand Rugby (NZR) beyond the 2027 Rugby World Cup. The 27-year-old has put pen to paper on a new deal that will see him...

Owen Farrell leaves door open for England return and Lions place

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Owen Farrell expressed a desire to play rugby for as long as possible as he left the door open to a potential England return and featuring in the 2025 British and Irish Lions tour. The Saracens star is...

5 standout performers in Ireland’s title-winning Six Nations side

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland claimed back-to-back Guinness Six Nations titles by beating Scotland in Dublin. Here, the PA news agency picks out five standout performers for Andy Farrell’s side during the championship. TADHG...

One of a kind George will be missed

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Careers like the one George North has had don’t get handed to you. You have to earn them. He burst onto the international scene with a bang. If the wider rugby world wasn’t familiar...