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Tom Youngs announces retirement from rugby

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tom Youngs has confirmed his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.     The 35-year-old retires after making 215 appearances for Leicester Tigers, as well as gaining 28...

Harlequins lock Matt Symons announces retirement

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins lock Matt Symons has announced that he will retire from rugby at the end of the current season   Symons, 32, will hang up his boots this summer as he calls time on an 11-year playing...

How things stand in the Premiership as the play-offs loom

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021-22 Premiership is drawing to a close as just three rounds remain before the play-offs, for which competition is still heated as the teams battle it out not only for a chance at the coveted Premiership...

Premiership: Looking ahead to Round 23

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a fortnight’s break in observation of the Champions and Challenge Cups, the Premiership is back in action, kicking off with two big clashes as Bristol Bears tackle Gloucester at Ashton Gate...

What happens if the aggregate scores are level in the second leg of the round of 16?

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ahead of this weekend’s decisive matches in the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 2nd leg and in the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16, here is a reminder of the extra time protocol.     If...

EPCR Round of 16 referee appointments

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the knockout stages of European club rugby set to further intensify this weekend, EPCR can announce the referee appointments for the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 2nd leg fixtures as well as...

Disciplinary: Brad Davis & Curtis Rona (London Irish), & Thomas Gilbert-Hendrickson & Jannes Kirsten (Exeter Chiefs)

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The cases of Brad Davis and Curtis Rona, London Irish, and Thomas Gilbert-Hendrickson and Jannes Kirsten, Exeter Chiefs, were dealt with last night by a virtual independent disciplinary panel (Tuesday...

Six Nations: Jack Willis returns to the England squad ahead of France Test

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones has named a 34-player squad for England’s Six Nations match against France this weekend.   Jack Willis returns to the squad for the first time following...