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USA International flyhalf Will Hooley signs for Saracens

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens have announced the signing of USA international flyhalf Will Hooley from Bedford Blues.     The 26-year-old, who can also play at full-back, moved to the Championship side from Exeter...

Everything you need to know ahead of the Super Rugby Aotearoa clash between the Chiefs v Blues

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The opening game of round two of Super Rugby Aotearoa will see an in-form Blues side make the trip to Waikato to face Warren Gatland's Chiefs with tickets selling fast with an anticipated...

Montpellier complete the signing of World Cup winning scrumhalf Cobus Reinach

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Montpellier have confirmed the signing of World Cup-winning Springbok scrumhalf Cobus Reinach from the Northampton Saints.   Reinach will now link up with fellow World Cup winner Handre Pollard...

Remembering Jerry Collins, 5 Years On

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

On the cold, crisp evening of June the 9th 2007, after a meekly contested ruck deep in New Zealand’s half, murmurs flitted around the Wespac Stadium at the sight of the hirsute, formidable and feared...

Fights In Rugby - The Battle Of Boet Erasmus

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

1995 was a landmark year in South African rugby. As captain Francois Pienaar, flanked by Nelson Mandela, held aloft the Webb Ellis trophy in front of a jubilant Ellis Park crowd, the Springboks were crowned...

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...

The Talented Group Of Stars From The U20s Class Of 2008

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2008, Sixteen teams assembled in Wales for what was then dubbed as 'the inaugural IRB Junior World Championship 2008'.   The competition replaced the U21 IRB Junior World Championship...

Where are they now? The extraordinary 2008 Wales under-20s team

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Back in 2008, the Wales u20 team reached the semi-finals of the Under-20 Junior World Cup in 2008 when it was hosted by the country.   The star-studded side saw 10 of the players go on...

Sir Clive Woodward slams Pacific Nations for backing Bill Beaumont and takes aim at 'shameful' behaviour of Six Nations

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former World Cup-winning England coach Sir Clive Woodward has blasted nations for their handling of the World Rugby Chairman elections.   Woodward took exception to Fiji and Samoa for their...

Pichot or Beaumont - How the Unions are expected vote or have voted already

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The votes are in and the new Chairman of World Rugby will be announced on 12 May 2020.   We have broken down who has voted for Sir Bill Beaumont and Agustin Pichot with some of the...