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Eleven Clubs Represented In The PRO14 Dream Team

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The PRO14 Dream Team for the 2018/19 season was revealed on Thursday evening after a media vote determined the best performing players from the current campaign.   In total, 11 clubs are represented...

Most Capped Test Players Of All Time

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

A number of test stars will be hanging up their boots following the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year.   With that in mind, we take a look at which individuals could move...

PRO14 Dream Team Nominees Confirmed

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The PRO 14 have confirmed the list of nominees for the 2018/19 PRO14 Dream Team. The team will be announced tomorrow evening.    A panel of over 75 media members were invited to take part in...

French Sport Agency Tables Lucrative Six Nations Bid That Could Derail The Nations Championship - Reports

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby's hopes of the Nations Championship being approved has hit another snag with the Six Nations reportedly considering another lucrative offer tabled by French Sports Agency Lagardère.   According...

Kings set to sack head coach Davids - reports

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Southern Kings head coach Deon Davids is set to vacate his role with the franchise as early as next week according to reports in South Africa.   Davids has been linked to multiple roles in South...

Saracens confirm Vunipola facing three months out

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mako Vunipola is unlikely to play much part in England's Rugby World Cup warm-up matches after Saracens confirmed the prop will require "a minimum of three months to recover" from hamstring surgery.     The...

James Ryan picks up Player of the Year Award

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster and Ireland lock James Ryan has been named the Players’ Player of the Year at the 2019 Irish Rugby Players Awards in Dublin.   The 22-year-old Ryan has maintained a formidable presence...

Ireland Name Extended Squad Ahead Of The World Rugby U20 Championship

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Ireland U20 Management team have named an extended squad of 33 players ahead of the World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina next month.   The squad will be further reduced next week as Head...

Italy deny replacing Conor O'Shea with Franco Smith

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Italian Rugby Federation has released a statement refuting one released by the Cheetahs on Tuesday announcing that Cheetahs' head coach Franco Smith will take up the Italy head coach role as of next...

Franco Smith to take over as Italy coach in 2020

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Cheetahs have confirmed that Franco Smith will leave as the side's head coach to take over Italy at the end of the year.     ‘Franco will remain in the position as head coach...