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Newcastle's Mateo Carreras slapped with a nine week ban for eye-gouging

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Newcastle will be without Argentine back Mateo Carreras for nine weeks.   Carreras was cited by independent citing commissioner Chris Sharp following the match between Newcastle Falcons and...

Will Welch returns for Newcastle

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Will Welch plays his first competitive game of the season on Friday when Newcastle Falcons host Wasps in Gallagher Premiership action.   The back-row forward has been out since November’s...

Elliot Daly starts at centre for Ireland clash

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones has named his England side for their final 2021 Six Nations match this weekend. England will travel to Dublin to play Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 20 March (4.45pm KO).   Jones...

Premiership Rounds 16 & 17 Fixtures Announced

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Premiership rounds 16 and 17 fixtures have today been confirmed .     The 4:30pm kick-off will wrap up a busy day of Round 16 action on the box with leaders Bristol Bears travelling...

All 13 of Sam Simmonds' tries so far this season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Exeter Chiefs' back-rower Sam Simmond has dotted down 13 times in the Premiership so far this season.   He has scored three against Harlequins, two against Bath, Gloucester, London Irish and has...

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup knockout stage draws to take place on Tuesday

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The draws for the knockout stages of the 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland next Tuesday (9 March).   The key event which starts...

Can Sale clip the Falcons' talons?

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two victors from the last round will lock horns this weekend at the AJ Bell Stadium as Sale host the Newcastle Falcons.   Sale managed to pull off an unexpected upset as they downed defending champions...

Mateo Carreras starts for first time for Falcons

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mateo Carreras makes his first start for Newcastle Falcons on Friday when they travel to Sale Sharks in Premiership action.   The Argentina 7s wing made his club debut from the bench during Saturday’s...

How the revised formats for the Champions and Challenge Cup will work

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The EPCR has confirmed the revised tournament formats for the 2020/21 season.    In a statement confirming the news, the organising body of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup said that the...