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Test Stars To Light Up Japan's Top League In 2020

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this weekend with a number of test stars of the past and present set to light up the competition in 2020.   With the Champions Cup returning this weekend with the...

Queensland Reds confirm 2020 squad

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) has today confirmed the St.George Queensland Reds playing squad for the 2020 Super Rugby season. In total, 31 players of the current 34-man squad have been retained...

Former Munster coach the front runner for the vacant Waratahs job - reports

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Munster head coach Rob Penney is reportedly the front-runner to become the new NSW Waratahs head coach.   A report by the Daily Telegraph in Australia reported that Penney and former...

Lucas granted early Brumbies release

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Brumbies have agreed to allow scrumhalf Matt Lucas to be released early from his contract to take up an offer with Japanese Top League side the Ricoh Black Rams from September.   Lucas, who...

The Waratahs confirm Bernard Foley's departure

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Waratahs have confirmed that Wallabies playmaker Bernard Foley will head overseas after the Rugby World Cup in Japan, though his destination still remains a mystery.   The flyhalf has spent...

James Haskell looks back on his illustrious career

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has put together a tribute to the former England back-rower James Haskell following his decision to retire from professional rugby.   A charismatic and entertaining personality, Haskell will...

James Haskell to retire at the end of the season

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

England and Northampton Saints flanker James Haskell has announced that he will retire from professional rugby at the end of the 2018/19 season following an injury-plagued campaign with Saints this term.     The...

The Hurricanes partner with Japanese Top League side

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes are excited to announce a three-year partnership with leading Japanese club Ricoh Black Rams.   A long-time supporter and partner of the Hurricanes, Ricoh have extended that...

The reasoning behind the worst haircut in Rugby

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Waikato and New Zealand Maori forward Jacob Skeen was in the spotlight recently after he was pictured with one of the most outrageous haircuts you will see on a rugby pitch while playing in Japan...

Scott Robertson re-commits to the Crusaders

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson has confirmed his plans to remain in New Zealand, announcing he has re-committed to the Crusaders and New Zealand Rugby for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.    “I’m...