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Henry Taylor to retire, Chris Cook joins Saints

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints confirm that scrum-half Henry Taylor is leaving the Club to pursue a new career outside of rugby. Chris Cook has signed a short-term deal as injury cover.     27-year-old Taylor...

Extended Ireland Women Squad Named For Pre-Season Camps

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A 39-strong Ireland Women training squad, which includes four uncapped players, has been announced for the upcoming preparatory camps for the 2021/22 season.     Ireland 7s captain Lucy...

Curry unfazed by threat of Springbok physicality

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tenacious British & Irish Lions flanker Tom Curry says he is not wasting any times on nervousness as their titanic clash with the Springboks looms.    Curry is not unfamiliar with South...

2021/22 Champions Cup Pools Confirmed

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Champions Cup pools for the 2021/22 season have been confirmed.    The 24 have been placed into one of four tiers based on their ranking, with the draw placing clubs into two...

Smith turns Gatland's head with starring role for Lions as Springboks series looms

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Marcus Smith played himself into contention to start the first Test against South Africa after a debut for the British and Irish Lions that delighted Warren Gatland.   Coach Gatland also expressed...

Jones back as Gatland's men deliver seven-try show

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland was given plenty to consider after an impressive Lions display as the tourists dismantled the Stormers in Cape Town.   Alun Wyn Jones returned to British and Irish Lions action in...

PREVIEW: Gatland looks for Lions to stake Test claims in Stormers clash

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland will sit down with his coaching team in the days after the Stormers clash to formulate a team to tackle the Springboks.   The British and Irish Lions will aim to protect a proud record...

Marcus Smith starts against Stormers, Alun Wyn Jones returns

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, has named his team to play the DHL Stormers at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday 17 July (kick off 5pm BST). Following a period of isolation in Johannesburg,...

Champions Cup pool draw update

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The pool draw for the 2021/22 Heineken Champions Cup will be staged in Lausanne, Switzerland next Wednesday (July 21) at noon (UK time).     The draw will be live-streamed on HeinekenChampionsCup.com...

Dickens names England U20 team for final 2021 Six Nations match v Italy

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men’s U20 head coach Alan Dickens has named his side to play Italy on Tuesday in the fifth and final round of the U20 Six Nations (KO 1.45pm BST LIVE on EnglandRugby.com Six Nations YouTube...