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Pieter-Steph du Toit named in the starting XV for his Japan Rugby League One debut

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok flanker and 2019 World Rugby Player of the Year, Pieter-Steph du Toit will make his return from injury this weekend debuting for Japan Rugby League One side Toyota Verblitz.     The...

Ins, outs and the latest rugby rumours

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

We recap some of the top stories, rumours and recently confirmed.     Leone Nakarawa attracting interest in England Leone Nakawara has been linked with a move to the Premiership.    Midi...

SCENES: Marcus Smith seals a thrilling win for Quins with two telling kicks

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Some Marcus Smith magic sealed a thrilling late 14-12 victory over Exeter Chiefs in a replay of last season's Final.   The Quins pivot perfectly weighted a cross-kick out to centre Andre Esterhuizen...

Eddie Jones shuts down Lions rumours and names two better suited candidates

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones says he has no interest in coaching the British and Irish Lions despite being linked with the head coach role.   Jones was asked, 'would you like to add British and...

Ford & Smith rank higher than Farrell in best men's rugby players in Britain

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

George Ford and Marcus Smith rank higher than England captain Owen Farrell on a list of the 30 best men's rugby players in Britain in 2021.   The list compiled by The Telegraph's Ben Coles...

Antoine Dupont claims Men's 15s World Rugby Player of the Year Award

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Men’s and Women’s 15s Player of the Year have been announced with Antoine Dupont (France) and Zoé Aldcroft (England) scooping the two prestigious categories and putting an end to...

SA Rugby and Rassie Erasmus withdraw appeal and apologise

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

SA Rugby and Rassie Erasmus have informed the independent misconduct committee and World Rugby that they have both withdrawn their notices of appeal to the misconduct decision and sanction...

Furlong signs new deal with IRFU

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland’s barnstorming tighthead prop Tadhg Furlong has penned a new deal with the IRFU and Leinster which will run until the end of the 2024/25 season.    The 29-year-old, who has...

Wales welcome back Adams, Samu to replace Wallabies captain Hooper

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales will have British and Irish Lions wing Josh Adams back in the side when they take on Australia this weekend.     Josh Adams has been passed fit to start for Wales and Pete Samu...

Rassie Erasmus found guilty of misconduct

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

An independent misconduct committee has found that behaviour displayed by SA Rugby Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus towards match officials during this year’s test series between South Africa and...