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Lewis Ludlow handed four-game ban

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England and Gloucester flanker Lewis Ludlow has been suspended for four matches for striking with the knee in Saturday’s 70-14 victory over Canada.   Ludlow appeared before an independent...

Tough day for the Canadians at Twickenham

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England thrashed Canada 70-14 in another international friendly on Saturday.   England got off to the perfect start, with a try in the opening minute, but Canada responded impressively with...

Sharks 31-71 British and Irish Lions: Tourists capitalise on Hendrikse red card

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British and Irish Lions continued to pile on the points on their tour of South Africa with what proved to be an emphatic, albeit not entirely convincing, 71-31 win over the Sharks. There was...

Marcus Smith on his way to South Africa

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland has called up Marcus Smith to replace the injured Finn Russell. Russell has withdrawn from the game against the Sharks this evening with Bundee Aki replacing him.   Gatland has hopes...

The Weekend's World Rankings Permutations

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

While the British and Irish Lions may be taking the spotlight, there is plenty of test rugby being played this weekend.    Samoa and Tonga get things underway on Saturday in the first leg of...

Josh McNally Injury Update

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bath Rugby can confirm Josh McNally has sustained a shoulder injury.     The second row, who earned his first international cap against USA, suffered the injury whilst training with...

This weekend's international friendlies

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another weekend of international friendlies is on the horizon with much to look forward to for fans around the world.    The Springboks vs Georgia match was called off earlier this week due...

Eddie Jones names England team for Canada

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones has named his side for England’s match against Canada at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday [10 July, 3pm KO].    Four players will make their England debuts, after 12 received...

Kenningham withdraws from England squad

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jack Kenningham has withdrawn from the England squad after being contacted and advised to isolate by the NHS COVID-19 app.     An England staff member has also been contacted by the app, which...

Four Harlequins called into England squad

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Four members of the Premiership-winning Harlequins team now have even more reason to celebrate after call-ups to the national squad.    Marcus Smith, Joe Marchant, Jack Kenningham and...