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Bundee Aki To Captain Barbarians Against England

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland's Bundee Aki will lead the Barbarians in their showdown with England at Twickenham later this month.   Head coach Pat Lam has handed the captaincy to the Connacht centre who 'epitomises...

Furlong becomes one of Irish Rugby's leading earners

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster & Ireland international tight-head prop Tadhg Furlong has become one of Irish Rugby's top earners after he signed his three-year contract extension with the IRFU in December, 2017. The Campile...

Leinster announce new contracts for senior squad

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen announced that 21 players have signed on with the Irish province as they look to build for the future. While central contracts for Tadhg Furlong and Rob Kearney have already...

Wednesday Morning Round Up

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tana Umaga & Leon MacDonald to lead Blues in 2019 The Blues and New Zealand Rugby have today announced that Tana Umaga will have his role as Head Coach extended by a further 12 months to the end...

Ireland to face Italy in November at Soldier Field

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland will return to Soldier Field, Chicago on November 3 to face Six Nations rivals Italy, almost exactly two years on from their famous win over the All Blacks at the NFL venue. The IRFU today confirmed...

Russia replace Romania in Rugby World Cup

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Russia will replace Romania as Europe 1 qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after a World Rugby inquiry into ineligible players saw Romania, Spain and Belgium handed points deductions for fielding ineligible...

European Champions Cup Team of the Year

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

1. Cian Healy – Leinster Healy was the top scoring prop in the competition with 3. The emergence of Jack McGrath as a world-class loosehead seems to have reinvigorated the former Belvedere man....

Lealiifano rules himself out of June Tests

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Brumbies and Wallabies playmaker Christian Lealiifano missed the last two rounds of Super Rugby and despite feeling refreshed the star Brumbies playmaker has ruled himself out of featuring in...

Larmour set to be handed starting berth in Bilbao

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster utility-back Jordan Larmour is set to be handed the No. 14 shirt for Saturday's Champions Cup final clash against Racing 92 at the San Mames, Bilbao. The 20-year-old wing will come into the starting...

Wednesday Evening Round Up

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Exiles sign Stephen Myler London Irish have confirmed the signing of experienced fly-half Stephen Myler from Northampton Saints ahead of the 2018/19 season. Myler, third on the Premiership’s...