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Analysis: What makes a flanker effective in the modern game?

4 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Six Nations is just a few days away! It's been around three months since our last taste of Test Rugby and as always the Six Nations provides plenty of excitement for teams and fans alike.   As...

Rankings race kicks off ahead of Rugby World Cup 2023 Pool Draw

8 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby and the France 2023 Organising Committee have confirmed that the Rugby World Cup 2023 Pool Draw will take place in Paris after the November 2020 international window.       France...

Wales Women name their side

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jasmine Joyce and Hannah Jones have been named in the Wales Women starting line-up for Sunday’s Women’s Six Nations Championship opener against Italy at Cardiff Arms Park (1pm). The experienced...

Six Nations: Brian O'Driscoll's Players to Watch

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Brian O'Driscoll highlights three players he feels will make an impact for their sides.                Alexandre Fischer: Clermont & France   As...

Ireland name side for their opening Six Nations game

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Farrell has included two uncapped players in his first match day selection for Ireland’s opening fixture of the  Guinness Six Nations against Scotland.       Ireland...

Cotter Appointed Fiji Head Coach

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fiji Rugby Union have announced the appointment of New Zealander Vern Cotter as the incoming Fiji Head Coach.     The two-time Super Rugby and Top 14 Championship winner will take the reins...

Predicted: How Ireland could line up in the Six Nations opener

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland kick off a new era on Saturday 1 February with Andy Farrell taking charge of his first game as the new Irish head coach as they host Scotland.   The former defence coach will name his...

Duncan Weir wins Scotland recall

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warriors’ fly-half Duncan Weir has been called into Scotland’s squad for next week’s Six Nations opener against Ireland in Dublin.     Weir will play for Warriors in Saturday’s...

Joe Simmonds handed three-week ban

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Exeter Chiefs Joe Simmonds has been suspended until Monday, February 17 after a citing charge against him was upheld by EPCR disciplinary panel.      Exeter...

Hogg: I asked Townsend for Scotland captaincy

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Scotland captain Stuart Hogg proved if you don't ask, you don't get when he put himself forward to lead his country.     Stuart Hogg has revealed he approached Gregor Townsend to ask if...