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Lawes and Mitchell return ahead of Exeter Chiefs clash

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Courtney Lawes and Alex Mitchell are set to make their first appearances of the season for Northampton Saints, as the pair of England internationals return to face Exeter Chiefs on Sunday.   The...

On this day in 2007: Warren Gatland appointed Wales boss

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The New Zealander led Wales to Six Nations Grand Slam success the following year. Warren Gatland was appointed Wales head coach on this day in 2007 as Welsh rugby looked to rebuild following their early...

Marlie Packer crowned World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England captain Marlie Packer has been named this year’s World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year in partnership with Mastercard, receiving the coveted award in front of fans and her rugby...

Eddie Jones: Marcus Smith is a very good player – but he is not a full-back

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones insists Marcus Smith is “not a full-back” and England must utilise the Harlequins talent at outside-half to get the best out of him. England deployed Smith at full-back in during...

Men’s Rugby World Cup 2023 – the numbers game

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a closer look at the stats behind some of the best individual performances during the tournament in France. All manner of records were broken at Rugby World Cup 2023, culminating in South Africa...

Rugby Australia accepts Eddie Jones’ resignation as head coach

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jones will officially depart the position on November 25. Rugby Australia has accepted the resignation of head coach Eddie Jones following the Wallabies’ failure to reach the knockout stages of...

‘I’ve had no job offer’ insists departing Australia coach Eddie Jones

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Australia chief executive Phil Waugh says they have reached a ‘sensible’ agreement after accepting Jones’ resignation. Eddie Jones said he wanted to continue as head coach of Australia...

TITLE-WINNING SCOTLAND RECEIVE BOOST IN WORLD RUGBY WOMEN’S RANKINGS

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

WXV 2 and WXV 3 came to a dramatic conclusion at the weekend with Scotland and Ireland taking their respective titles by the narrowest of margins, while there was a shock in WXV 1 as Australia defeated...

Rugby World Cup 2023 will leave a legacy of harmony, growth and sustainable responsibility

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the 10th edition concluded in style with an historic fourth title clinched by South Africa, Rugby World Cup 2023 has set new standards on and off the pitch for the men’s showcase events leaving...

Titanic clashes, lopsided groups and future changes – 5 World Cup talking points

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 10th edition of the World Cup was also its longest, producing highs and lows across its eight weeks. Here Ultimate Rugby examines five talking points arising from the tournament hosted by France.   BOX...