Jean Kleyn rugby player
Jean Kleyn rugby player

Jean Kleyn

26th Aug 1993 2.02m/110kg No 5 Lock

Predicted: How Ireland could line up in the Six Nations opener

20 hours 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...

Champions Cup Team of Round Five

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Champions Cup rugby returned with a bang this weekend as we edge ever closer to the quarter-finals of the competition.       This weekend saw a number of sides battle it out for a place...

How Irish players fared in the Inter-Pro derby between Connacht and Munster

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following an entertaining inter-pro derby between Connacht and Munster, we take stock and have a look at how some of the Irish players fared as the Six Nations draws closer and closer.     CJ...

Andy Farrell’s names a 45 Ireland training squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Ireland coaching group will host a 24hr mid-season stocktake at the IRFU’s High-Performance Centre in Dublin across the 22nd and 23rd December ahead of a busy period of interprovincial...

Champions Cup Team of the Week Round 4

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another good weekend of rugby where we see Leinster qualify for the Quarter Finals after 4 rounds, Saracens mount a come back and Clermont, Racing 92 and Toulouse carry on their fine form   1. Mako...

Champions Cup Team of Round One

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a pulsating opening round of the Champions Cup, we have selected our team of the week.     1. Jeremy Loughman - Munster    A tough call on Connacht's Denis Buckley who was...

Henshaw returns for Ireland as Schmidt rings the changes

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Robbie Henshaw will make his first appearance of the Rugby World Cup after the centre was named in Joe Schmidt's Ireland side for the crucial Pool A clash with Samoa.   Henshaw has missed Ireland's...

Ireland player ratings vs Russia

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

1. Dave Kilcoyne - 7 Strong in the scrum, showing great technique to win an eafly penalty at the scrum. 2. Niall Scannell - 6 Successfuly completed 5/6 of his line-outs . 3. John Ryan - 6 Good support...

Sexton 'honoured' to captain much-changed Ireland

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton says he is honoured and proud to captain Ireland for the first time and is now determined to lead a much-changed side to a crucial win against Russia.   World Rugby Player of the Year...

Five players who can consider themselves unfortunate to miss the Rugby World Cup in Japan

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at five top players who might consider themselves unfortunate to miss the Rugby World Cup in Japan.       The world's best are converging on Japan for the 2019 Rugby...