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

3 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...

Matsushima to join Clermont from July 2020

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath has today confimed that Japan fullback/wing Kotaro Matsushima will join Clermont after the Top League 2020 season.   松島幸太朗「ASMクレルモン・オーヴェルニュ」への移籍のお知らせ!...

Snubbed England No.8's shine in the Premiership

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones raised a few eyebrows when he named his England squad for the 2020 Six Nations as he didn't name an out and out no.8 in the squad despite Billy Vunipola being ruled out of the competition.   Jones...

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...

Where Saracens players could end up next season?

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens are likely to hang onto some of their star players despite their relegation with a number of players set to sign loan deals with Premiership clubs, others set for sabbaticals however, they will...

Greig Laidlaw could spend a season in France's second division with his next club - reports

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Scotland captain and scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw will leave Clermont at the end of the season and could end up in the PROD2 according to reports in France.   The 34-year-old's contract with...

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...

France captain Ollivon does not expect Saracens' troubles to impact England

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

France captain Charles Ollivon does not believe Saracens' impending relegation from the Premiership will have any impact on England.     Saracens' troubles will not make facing England in...

Williams out of Italy clash, Rees-Zammit boost for Wales

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wayne Pivac is hoping Liam Williams will make his comeback from an ankle injury in the second round of the Six Nations against Ireland.     Wales full-back Liam Williams will miss the first...

Pieter-Steph du Toit claims top SA Rugby award

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off phenomenal 2019 season when he added the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year award to his World Rugby Player of the Year accolade.   Rassie Erasmus and the Springboks...