ireland

Rob Kearney calls time on brilliant career

2 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster’s sombre exit from the Champions Cup yesterday heralded the conclusion of a noteworthy rugby career, that of Rob Kearney’s.   Kearney attended Clongowes Wood College and was...

Champions Cup | Toulouse v Ulster Rugby line ups and preview

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The third quarter-final of the Champions Cup will take the form of Pro 14 runners-up Ulster taking on Toulouse at Stade Ernest Wallon on Sunday afternoon.   Toulouse have been a powerful force in...

England to take major share of CVC deal

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England are set to take 31.4% of the commercial rights from the new deal with CVC for the Six Nations according to Bernard Laporte's opposition for the president of the French Rugby...

Simon Zebo one of three stars linked with a move away from Paris

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Munster and Ireland fullback Simon Zebo could find himself looking for a new club at the end of the current TOP14 season according to reports in France.   A report by French newspaper Midi...

Looking ahead to Toulouse vs Ulster - Champions Cup QF

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The third quarter-final of the Champions Cup will take the form of Pro 14 runners-up Ulster taking on Toulouse at Stade Ernest Wallon on Sunday afternoon.   Toulouse have been a powerful force in...

Challenge & Champions Cup Quarter Final Referees

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The referee appointments for the Challenge and Champions Cup have been confirmed after eight long months without top-class European action.     Champions Cup   France’s...

Brave Blossoms cancel all activities for 2020

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japan Rugby Football Union confirmed Monday that the Brave Blossoms will not be in action in 2020, citing a lack of preparation needed to take on Tier 1 nations and continued uncertainty regarding...

Watch: Noel Reid red carded on his TOP14 debut

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Ireland international and Leinster back, Noel Reid made his TOP14 debut for Agen in Friday's TOP14 action.    Reid started at outside centre in Agen's defeat to Pau with the centre...

PRO14 Final | Leinster v Ulster line ups and preview

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s an all-Irish affair on Saturday as Leinster take on Ulster for the title of Pro14 Champions.   The rivalry is steeped in history and of quite some significance as it happens to be the...

Autumn Nations Cup goes behind Amazon paywall

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Amazon Prime has been unveiled as the broadcast partner for the new Autumn Nations Cup in November.      The streaming services will broadcast 14 of the 16 matches in...