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Premiership Awards & Team of the Year

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Newcastle Falcons are enjoying their best Premiership Rugby season since they lifted the title two decades ago, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed with Vereniki Goneva and Dean Richards winning top prizes...

Leinster are worthy European champions, but Racing are heading a revival in French rugby

4 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: The European Champions Cup final was a prime example of how winning can become contagious and spreads belief even when you are not playing particularly well. ,

Scott Lawson to retire from professional rugby

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a career which has brought more than a century of appearances for Newcastle Falcons and 47 international caps for Scotland, hooker Scott Lawson will retire from professional rugby at the end of the...

An utter disgrace if Cipriani is not chosen for the South Africa tour

4 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Danny Cipriani has been the best No 10 in the Premiership this season and it would be an utter disgrace — in fact a tragedy — if he doesn’t tour South Africa. ,

Owen Farrell must captain England on this summer's tour of South Africa

4 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: This has already been a tough year for England and the absence of Dylan Hartley for this summer’s tour of South Africa is another significant blow. ,

Weekend Round Up

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After an entertaining weekend of Rugby, we take a look at the best moments from the opening round of Major League Rugby to the Jaguares claiming their first win in Canberra to Leinster and Racing reaching...

Challenge Cup Highlights: Gloucester Rugby v Newcastle Falcons (SF)

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester ran out convincing 33-12 victors over Newcastle Falcons in tonight's Challenge Cup semi-final clash at Kingsholm. Newcastle got off to a flying start as Scott Lawson crashed over the whitewash...

Challenge Cup Preview: Gloucester v Newcastle Falcons

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann has shaken up his Premiership side with six changes ahead of tonight's Challenge Cup semi-final against Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm. Having missed out against...

Maro Itoje is not at his snarling best, he needs to take a rest

5 months ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

That was a fantastically gutsy effort from Saracens, but ultimately they were well-beaten by a high-class Leinster. Failure to produce a European Cup semi-finalist sums up a poor season for England. ...

Aviva Premiership - Team of the Week

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ben Obano – Bath Bath fronted up well against the league-leaders, Exeter, and were unlucky to only come away with the losing bonus point. Their tight 5 in particular really increased the intensity...