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Graham to lead Saints against the Bears

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sam Graham will lead Northampton Saints out in their first Gallagher Premiership outing at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens this term, as Bristol Bears come to town on Saturday (21 October, kick-off:...

Bristol Bears are ready for Saints opener

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bristol Bears director of Rugby, Pat Lam, said: “We were very pleased to get a win in round one against a good Leicester side and in front of our own supporters. The nature and quality of the Gallagher...

Bristol v Leicester - Premiership Rugby Preview

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2023/24 Gallagher Premiership Rugby season begins with a barnstorming clash under Friday night lights as Bristol Bears welcome Leicester Tigers to Ashton Gate. Bears have lost just once at Ashton...

Smith starts at full-back - England name team to play Fiji in RWC quarter-final

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men’s head coach Steve Borthwick has named his team to play Fiji in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup 2023 at Stade de Marseille.  Owen Farrell will captain a starting XV with...

Dan McKellar on Leicester Tigers - A Season Preview

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

This has been a summer of change at Mattioli Woods Welford Road. After Steve Borthwick departed to take over England in December, Leicester Tigers put up a stern defence of their Gallagher Premiership...

Pat Lam on Bristol Bears - Season Preview

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two seasons on from finishing first, Bristol Bears finished ninth in the Gallagher Premiership Rugby table last time out. Pat Lam’s side will be hoping to challenge back towards the top end this...

UPDATED: Ratuniyarawa replaces Mayanavanua in Fiji squad

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head coach Simon Raiwalui has called up Apisalome Ratuniyarawa to the Flying Fijians squad for Rugby World Cup 2023 as an injury replacement for second-row Temo Mayanavanua. Fiji head coach Simon Raiwalui...

UPDATED: Tuqiri replaces Koroiduadua in Fiji squad

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fiji head coach Simon Raiwalui has replaced prop Jone Koroiduadua in the Rugby World Cup 2023 squad with Emosi Tuqiri following injury.   (Changes to original announcement appear in bold)    Forwards   Prop Eroni...

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Bristol Bears v Northampton Saints

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gabriel Ibitoye powered over in the final minute as Bristol Bears snatched a dramatic victory over Northampton Saints in the Premiership Rugby Cup on Saturday.