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Tuesday Morning Round Up

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

James O’Connor eligible for Wallabies as Queensland deal confirmed     Queensland Reds have confirmed the signing of former Wallabies playmaker James O’Connor for the next...

James Haskell's Rugby World Cup 2019 Preview

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

A veteran of two Rugby World Cups with experience playing in Japan, James Haskell previews this year's tournament and assesses the chances of his home nation England.

Confirmed: Josh Strauss to return to South Africa

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Sale Sharks have confirmed that Scotland International Josh Strauss will leave the club with immediate effect.   Strauss has been released from the final year of his contract in Manchester,...

Monday Morning Round Up

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fiji stun Maori All Blacks     A 62 year record was crushed in Suva as Fiji earned a comprehensive win over the Maori All Blacks. In true Fijian style they showed incredible hands and spatial...

Brown, Smith & Dombrandt join England squad

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The England men’s squad will assemble today in Bristol for their second Rugby World Cup training camp (14-18 July).  40 players have been called up with Harlequins players Mike Brown, Alex...

England men’s U20 head coach Steve Bates to leave RFU

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

After joining in 2017 the former Wasps scrum-half, who was capped for England, has decided to explore other exciting rugby related opportunities, confirmed RFU in a statement.   Bates has spent...

Could the Hurricanes turn to a former Cane to replace Beauden Barrett?

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black flyhalf and two-time World Rugby Player of the Year, Beauden Barrett's move to the Blues could cause somewhat of domino-effect on flyhalf movement in New Zealand.   New Zealand Rugby announced...

The Waratahs confirm Bernard Foley's departure

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Waratahs have confirmed that Wallabies playmaker Bernard Foley will head overseas after the Rugby World Cup in Japan, though his destination still remains a mystery.   The flyhalf has spent...

Veteran Wallaby scrumhalf Will Genia to retire from test rugby

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies veteran Will Genia has today announced he will retire from international rugby at the end of 2019 following the Rugby World Cup in Japan.  Genia became just the tenth Australian Test centurion...

Beauden Barrett pens a new four-year deal which will see him join the Blues

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two-time World Rugby Player of the Year, All Blacks first five-eighth Beauden Barrett, has announced a new deal with New Zealand Rugby (NZR), which will see him stay in New Zealand through to the 2023...