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Freddie Clarke: Depth of Gloucester squad showing in unbeaten start, says flanker

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The depth within the Gloucester squad this season is greater than it has ever been, says flanker Freddie Clarke. The Cherry and Whites are unbeaten after seven games in all competitions so far in the...

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...

Pat Lam on Bristol Bears - Season Preview

8 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: 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...

'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...

ENGLAND TEAM TO FACE ARGENTINA IN WORLD CUP OPENER

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Borthwick has named his team to play Argentina in England’s opening match of Rugby World Cup at Stade de Marseille. Courtney Lawes is named captain at blindside flanker and is joined in the...

Wales name side to face Fiji in opening pool match of World Cup

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales arrived in Bordeaux from their team base in Versailles this afternoon ahead of the weekend’s fixture. The starting line-up includes five players making their Rugby World Cup debuts. A further...