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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...

Quartet of Saints to depart Northampton this summer

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints have confirmed that Ahsee Tuala, Api Ratuniyarawa, Piers Francis and Taqele Naiyaravoro will depart the Club this summer.   The experienced quartet have 23 seasons and over 400...

Bristol Bears knocking on the door of Franklin's Gardens

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saints’ convincing win over London Irish in Round 21 will put a spring in their step as they take the field in front of their home fans when they accept the challenge of the Bristol Bears.    Saints...

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...

England squad update ahead of Ireland clash

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones has named a 36-player England squad ahead of this weekend’s Guinness Six Nations match against Ireland. Jones’ side will take on Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 12 March...