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France Loosehead Prop Jefferson Poirot Quits Test Rugby At The Age Of 27

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jefferson Poirot was a star of the France front row, but the prop plans to dedicate himself to winning club rugby honours and fatherhood.     Jefferson Poirot quit international rugby at...

Franco Smith gets Italy job on permanent basis

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Initially a temporary hire when Conor O'Shea quit in November, Francho Smith has been named Italy head coach.     Franco Smith has been appointed as Italy head coach after leading the Azzurri...

Most Capped Test Side Of All-Time - Per Position

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at the most capped test XV of all time:           1. Gethin Jenkins - Wales     The most capped loosehead in the game,...

The Stars From The U20s Class Of 2009

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2009, Japan hosted the u20 Junior World Championship with 43 players who were involved in that 2009 tournament returning to Japan a decade later to play in the senior men's World Cup.    We...

Saracens sign Welsh International Scrumhalf on a long-term deal

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens have confirmed the signing of Welsh international scrum-half Aled Davies.     The 27-year-old will join the Men in Black from Ospreys and has signed a three-year deal which...

Conor O’Shea tells Eddie Jones how he came up with ruckgate and reveals how Danny Care almost found out about the plan

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Conor O'Shea caused mayhem and forced a law change in 2017 when his Italian side stunned England with their 'ruckgate' tactics back in 2017.   Eddie Jones' side headed into the clash against Italy...

Inter-Pro Derbies Planned for August 22/23 - IRFU CEO

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The IRFU CEO Philip Browne has confirmed that inter-provincial derbies have been planned to kick-off on August 22/23 at the Aviva Stadium behind closed doors.   Rugby back on August 22/23, derbies...

How Irish rugby plan to return play from August 22 - report

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster v Munster, late August. Leinster v Saracens, September 12. Pro 14 Final a week later all in the pipeline as the Irish Times reports on how Ireland and Europe will get rugby back, all culminating...

The Talented Group Of Stars From The U20s Class Of 2008

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2008, Sixteen teams assembled in Wales for what was then dubbed as 'the inaugural IRB Junior World Championship 2008'.   The competition replaced the U21 IRB Junior World Championship...

Six Nations issue statement on “4 Nations” competition

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Six Nations has released a statement calling out the 'inaccurate' media speculation relating to the staging of a “4 Nations” competition in November that would exclude France and Italy.         This...