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Luan De Bruin to join Newcastle Falcons

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Newcastle Falcons have added ballast and experience to their forward pack with the signing of Edinburgh prop Luan de Bruin. The 31-year-old has played at both loose-head and tight-head, and arrives in...

Joe Schmidt announced as new Wallabies head coach

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Australia has confirmed Joe Schmidt has been appointed as Wallabies coach. Schmidt signs a two-year deal starting in March, committing to the side until the end of the British and Irish Lions tour...

Caelan Doris Signs New Long Term IRFU Contract

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) is delighted to announce that Caelan Doris has committed his long-term future to Leinster Rugby by signing a new three-year contract extension until 2027. Doris,...

Anayi: South African Entry Has Strengthened URC & Europe

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s been a pretty eventful eight years since Martin Anayi took over as chief executive of what is now the BKT United Rugby Championship. “It’s eight years and three children for me!”...

Ashley Beck signs a contract extension with Worcester Warriors

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales international centre Ashley Beck has extended his stay at Sixways by signing a new contract with Worcester Warriors.   Beck joined Warriors from Ospreys in the summer of 2018 and after his...

Where are they now? The Leinster team that won the Province's first Champions Cup Title

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster face off against La Rochelle this weekend, with the Irish Province searching for a record-equalling fifth Champions Cup title.   With Leo Cullen's men looking to add a fifth...

Matthew Dalton joins Newcastle Falcons

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Ulster back-five forward Matthew Dalton has joined Newcastle Falcons on a two-year deal.   Standing at 6 foot 6 and weighing 115kg, the ex-Ireland Under-20s international is already on Tyneside,...

Words from United Rugby Championship CEO, Martin Anayi

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

United Rugby Championship CEO, Martin Anayi, has given his take on the formation of the new competition which kicks off in September.     What used to be the Pro 14 competition will...

Everything you need to know about the new Pro 14 aka United Rugby Championship

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Pro 14 as we know it is set to change in September of this year, welcoming the top four teams from South Africa in a step which may be a catalyst of change in global provincial/club rugby.    The...

Wasps sign new South African tighthead

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wasps have announced the signing of South African-born, Scarlets tighthead prop Pieter Scholtz.    Scholtz will make the Ricoh Arena his new home at the conclusion of the current...