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Ireland announce squad to defend six nations title

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head Coach Andy Farrell has today named a 34-player Ireland squad for the upcoming Guinness Men’s Six Nations, with Peter O’Mahony named to captain the team for the...

Winners & Losers: Scotland Six Nations Squad

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of the Scotland team announcements for Six Nations tournament we look at some of the winners and losers. Winners: First on the list are four players who have received their first call up by Head...

Ulster ready for Toulouse in sold-out clash at Kingspan Stadium

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan McFarland has named his Ulster team to face French giants and Pool 2 opponents, Toulouse, in Round 3 of the Investec Champions Cup group stage. On a weekend that sees Ulster Rugby mark...

Aki And Fryday Named Guinness Rugby Writers Players Of The Year

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Today, Ireland and Connacht centre, Bundee Aki and ex-Ireland captain and Exeter Chiefs Lock, Nichola Fryday have been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s and Women’s 15s Players...

BKT URC stars force their way into Six Nations contention

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The first Guinness Six Nations after a World Cup often sees a changing of the guard, with new faces emerging as a fresh four-year cycle begins. This season’s tournament is likely to be another example...

Injured O’Brien Ruled Out Of Six Nations

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A neck injury will keep Jimmy O’Brien out of Ireland’s upcoming Guinness Six Nations campaign, a Leinster injury update has revealed. It is a second quick-fire injury blow for Ireland in the...

Last-chance saloon for some Champions Cup clubs

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

For some clubs in the Investec Champions Cup, this weekend’s Round 3 is the last-chance saloon already. For others, it’s a crucial match in the push for a home tie in the Round of...

How the Irish provinces can progress in the champions cup

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pool 1 Next match – Lyon v Connacht, Matmut Stadium de Gerland, Saturday 1pm There is a sorry look to the table from a Connacht point of view with just one try bonus point from two games...

Attendance Record Broken as BKT URC Sets All-Time High for a Single Round

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another new record has been set by the BKT United Rugby Championship today with the league setting an all-time high for single-round attendance. The 19,703 fans who attended the final game of Round...

Simon Thomas' BKT United Rugby Championship R9 Review

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stepping stone success for Ulster   Ulster Rugby skipper Iain Henderson insists there is much more to come from his team following their landmark 22-21 victory away to BKT URC league leaders Leinster...