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Cult Figure Taumalolo Returns To Hawke's Bay

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tongan International and former Chiefs' Super Rugby winner, Sona Taumalolo has signed with Hawke’s Bay for the upcoming Mitre 10 Cup season.   One of Hawke’s Bays favorite sons of...

Leicester Tigers confirm the departure of five players including Manu Tuilagi

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers have confirmed the departure of five players including England centre Manu Tuilagi.   Leicester Tigers chief executive Andrea Pinchen confirmed that England stars Tuilagi and...

10 Great Sledges in Rugby

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fans and players love a good verbal joust on the pitch from time to time. While more common in the sphere of, say, cricket, a bit of sledging is no foreign concept on the rugby field. We take a look at...

Most Capped Test XV between 2000 and 2009

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The best of the best of 2000s, we take a look at the most capped Test Team of the 2000s.   1. Andrea Lo Cicero Vaina - Italy, 78   A long time front-row partner of Martín Castrogiovanni,...

Hurricanes Sign Man-Mountain

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kaliopasi Uluilakepa, a Tongan-born tighthead prop, is the latest acquisition by the Hurricanes and one that is sure to bear fruit for the Wellington-based franchise.   Uluilakepa was born in Tonga...

World Rugby announces the qualification process for Rugby World Cup 2023

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced details of the qualification process for Rugby World Cup 2023 in France.   Following the most competitive and widely-acclaimed Rugby World Cup to date in Japan, the qualification...

The INCREDIBLY Talented U20 Class Of 2010

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

We continue to look back at past U20 World Championship and have a look at where some of the players who have had gone to reach the pinnacle of test rugby and star on the domestic scene.     Kurtley...

RFU boss hopeful fans can attend autumn internationals at Twickenham

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bill Sweeney says it is "key" for fans to be allowed into Twickenham to watch England later this year for financial reasons.     Rugby Football Union (RFU) chief executive Bill Sweeney is...

The Stars From The U20s Class Of 2009

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2009, Japan hosted the u20 Junior World Championship with 43 players who were involved in that 2009 tournament returning to Japan a decade later to play in the senior men's World Cup.    We...

Saracens sign Welsh International Scrumhalf on a long-term deal

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens have confirmed the signing of Welsh international scrum-half Aled Davies.     The 27-year-old will join the Men in Black from Ospreys and has signed a three-year deal which...