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Lewis Ludlow previews Newcastle Falcons game

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lewis Ludlow’s 200th Gloucester Rugby appearance really was the stuff of fairy tales. After running onto the pitch with his daughter Autumn in his arms, the captain scored as his side kicked off...

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

8 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

8 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...

Jonny May says Marcus Smith ‘probably the fastest off the mark’ in England squad

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Marcus Smith has developed into England’s fastest player over short distances, according to sprint student Jonny May. Making his first start at full-back, Smith excelled in Sunday’s 71-0 rout...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: Scotland v Tonga

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A fortnight after they were outmuscled and outpaced by defending champions South Africa in Marseille, Scotland will want to kickstart their Rugby World Cup challenge against Tonga, in Nice – a couple...

UPDATED: Manfredi replaces injured Bigi in Italy squad

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Kieran Crowley has called up hooker Marco Manfredi for the team's Rugby World Cup squad following Luca Bigi's injury. (changes to original announcement appear in bold)  Forwards   PropPietro...

RWC Match Preview: Scotland v Tonga

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A fortnight after they were outmuscled and outpaced by defending champions South Africa in Marseille, Scotland will want to kickstart their Rugby World Cup challenge against Tonga, in Nice – a couple...

'An absolutely unbelievable feeling' - Young Gloucester Rugby squad shine in win at Saracens

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester Rugby’s young guns proved the foundations George Skivington has put in place over the last three years are rock solid after beating a strong Saracens side 29-20 at the StoneX Stadium on...

Lake returns as Wales captain - Gatland names team to play Portugal

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales arrived in Nice from Bordeaux on Monday afternoon and have been preparing for this fixture from their match city training base. Tomos Williams starts at scrum-half to win his 50th cap for Wales....