'I’m a rugby player...not a bodybuilder' - Finn Russell

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland and Racing 92 flyhalf Finn Russell has insisted that he doesn’t need to look like a “bodybuilder” in order to perform at the highest level.   Russell is one of the...

Former Scotland captain and Lion Smith dies aged 50

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Scotland captain and British and Irish Lion Tom Smith has died at the age of 50.     Smith was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer in 2019 and sadly passed away on Wednesday.     Capped...

Mack Hansen returns to the Ireland starting line up to face Scotland

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Farrell has named the final Ireland Match Day Squad of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations Championship ahead of the Round 5 clash with Scotland at Aviva Stadium this coming Saturday.   Johnny Sexton...

On This Day: The St Patrick's Day Grand Slam!

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On this day in 2018, Ireland were ruthless as they claimed their third Grand Slam at Twickenham, Jacob Stockdale scoring a record-breaking try in a win over England.   Jacob Stockdale made...

Four Classic Grand Slam Deciders Involving England

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France and Ireland remain in the race for the 2022 Six Nations, with all three fixtures taking place on Super Saturday!   Wales hosts Italy in the opening game of the day, with Wayne...

Townsend 'delighted' with Scotland win in Italy

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland responded to back-to-back defeats by earning a 33-22 Six Nations win against Italy in Rome.       After Ireland dominated the late stages of a 32-15 Six Nations...

England 15-32 Ireland: Farrell's side stay in title hunt after early Ewels red card

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England put up an incredible fight a man down after a nightmare start, but it is Ireland who remain in contention for the title.     Charlie Ewels was sent off after only 82 seconds as Ireland...

Six Nations: The Breakdown – Galthie's France two steps from Grand Slam glory as England eye Paris decider

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France are rolling towards a possible Grand Slam as they arrive in Cardiff for game four in their Six Nations mission, but Fabien Galthie's team must not switch off now.   The championship...

Wales look to give Les Bleus a first defeat in the 2022 Six Nations

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales may be out of the running in terms of winning the competition, though playing for pride will be enough for Wayne Pivac’s men who will be hunting their second win of the 2022 campaign. However,...

Jones questions Ireland's ability to stand up to England's physicality

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones has been busy in the press this week, first talking up Ireland as favourites and then suggesting that Andy Farrell’s men would be chased all over the park at Twickenham.    Jones’...