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Best and Brits set for final farewells at the Principality

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Barbarians squad as has joined up in Cardiff to prepare for the final match of their November tour.   Three legends of the game will be preparing to say different farewells in Wales this week.   Ireland’s...

Glasgow name Danny Wilson as Dave Rennie's replacement

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Danny Wilson will become the new Head Coach of Glasgow Warriors on a two-year deal ahead of next season.     The 43-year-old will join the club from his role as Assistant Coach (Forwards)...

McKenzie signs for the Ospreys

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former New Zealand Maori and U20s fly half/fullback Marty McKenzie has put pen to paper and committed to the Ospreys to the end of the season.   Gareth Anscombe suffered a knee injury while on international...

Monday Morning Round Up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joseph drops out of All Blacks race & re-signs with Japan     The Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) has today announced that coach Jamie Joseph has signed a new deal with Japan, taking...

Ultimate Rugby's World Cup Team of the Competition

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the Springboks celebrate winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup, we take a look back at what was an amazing tournament in Japan and select our Team of the competition.     There were a number...

Ben Smith and the fend felt around the world

1 month ago by Rugby Dump

Although it hasn't been confirmed, it's quite possible that somewhere Ben Smith is still fending Tomos Williams. Even though New Zealand went home third-best, the classy veteran back was able to put an...

Nigel Owens has no intention of hanging up his whistle just yet

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Welsh referee Nigel Owens has no intention of hanging up his whistle just yet.     The 48-year-old was set to call time on his officiating career at the Rugby World Cup but refereeing...

Thursday Morning Round Up

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

    Rugby's elite in talks over new ring-fenced world championship   World Rugby’s proposed 12-team Nations Championship was abandoned in June, however, according to a report by Matt...

No Springboks feature in Opta's World Cup Team of the Tournament

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

There were four All Blacks and as many Japan players in the Opta team of the Rugby World Cup, but no world champions.         South Africa were crowned champions of the world...

Sonny Bill Williams signs mega-money deal to return to rugby league - report

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has reportedly agreed to the biggest contract in the history of both rugby union and league, accepting a $10-million deal to return to the 13-man code signing...