Autumn Nations Series

Springboks sensation Kurt-Lee Arendse enjoying proving people wrong as he returns to URC action

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kurt-Lee Arendse enjoys nothing more than proving all those people who told him he was too small to play rugby wrong.   The diminutive 26-year-old, who is 5ft 9ins and 11st 13lbs, is one of the...

Jones hits back at scathing Clive Woodward comments

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Under-fire England boss Eddie Jones has hit back at some criticism levelled at him by World Cup-winning former England coach, Sir Clive Woodward.   In the wake of England’s convincing defeat...

Bath Rugby: injury update

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Bath's clash with Harlequins on the horizon, the club's head of medical services, Rory Murray, has provided the following injury updates:   Alfie BarbearyAlfie had hamstring surgery at the...

'Look at Mourinho, Pochettino, Wenger' – Ugo Monye questions if Eddie Jones has reached end of the line with England

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones has lost the support of England's fans and may be an example of a world-class coach who has stayed too long in his job, like Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho.   That is the verdict of...

URC the perfect breeding ground for NextGen Springboks

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the significant features to come out of the Springboks’ Autumn Nations Series this month – and the November international series in general – was how it underlined the role played...

Rugby World Cup 2023: Seven matches you should get excited about

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

In less than 10 months’ time, the wait for Rugby World Cup 2023 will come to an end as France take on New Zealand in an opening match that has all the ingredients to be a classic. While...

Centurion Taulupe Faletau’s test career in numbers

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau added his name to the list of test centurions during the recently completed Autumn Nations Series. Faletau has now represented his country 95 times while his involvement...

One final twist in World Rugby Men’s Rankings

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the Autumn Nations Series comes to a close, Australia climb the rankings after a dramatic 39-34 win over Wales while South Africa fall just short of taking third place off New Zealand following a 27-13...

MLR Off-Season Update – Utah Warriors

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Utah Warriors are the first team to unveil their squad in its entirety for the upcoming season. For the most part the off-season has been one of refining, rather than rebuilding, with a strong core...

Jones insists England 'moving in the right direction' despite poor Springboks defeat

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones remains bullish about the side's future despite Saturday's poor 27-13 loss to South Africa rounding out their worst calendar year since 2008.   The loss at Twickenham...