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Talking points as Ireland look to continue Grand Slam hunt against winless Wales

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland face their next challenge on Saturday in the quest for historic back-to-back Six Nations Grand Slams. Andy Farrell’s team tackle Wales in Dublin, having taken pole position following bonus-point...

Rugby Australia make sweeping redundancies as governing body braces for 'economic headwinds'

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A week after 10 Rebels staff were laid off, Rugby Australia has followed suit with their own ‘restructure’. We can reveal that seven staff, including two members of the executive committee,...

Elliot Daly re-signs with Saracens

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

SARACENS ANNOUNCED THAT ELLIOT DALY HAS SIGNED A NEW TWO-YEAR CONTRACT AT THE CLUB. The 31-year-old, who has been one of the most prominent players in the country over the last decade has now put pen...

Early Rey Lee-Lo red card proves costly for Cardiff as Connacht snatch victory

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff could not overcome an early red card for centre Rey Lee-Lo as Connacht claimed a 16-12 United Rugby Championship victory at the Arms Park. Lee-Lo was dismissed after just 15 minutes by Italian...

Dan jones to make 150th appearance in Munster clash

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Jones will make his 150th Scarlets appearance when BKT United Rugby Championship action resumes on Friday night with the visit of Munster to Parc y Scarlets (19:35 BBC Wales).   The fly-half...

URC Origins: Fred Casey - the underage coach behind some of Ireland’s greatest

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Volunteers are the lifeblood of every rugby club across the world and they don’t much better than former Cork Constitution underage coach, Fred Casey. Having only recently retired, Fred dedicated...

From Bank Teller to the top of the Rugby Mountain: The Origins of Bundee Aki

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Normally, you'd be hard-pressed to find similarities between a bank teller working on the other side of the world and a World Rugby Player of the Year nominee.  But Bundee Aki doesn't do normal. The...

Wales great Barry John was ‘catalyst for so much success’

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sir Gareth Edwards has described his former Wales and British and Irish Lions half-back partner Barry John as a “mercurial” player who was “a catalyst for so much success”. John’s...

Wales and Lions great ‘The King’ Barry John dies aged 79

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

John inspired the British and Irish Lions’ famous 1971 series victory over the All Blacks. Barry John, the Welsh rugby union great who was crowned ‘The King’ after inspiring the Lions’...

James Horwill appointed to Queensland Rugby Union Board

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Reds and Wallabies captain James Horwill has today been appointed to the Board of the Queensland Rugby Union as the Rugby Union Players Association-nominated Director.He replaces former Wallaby...