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Newcastle's Mateo Carreras slapped with a nine week ban for eye-gouging

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Newcastle will be without Argentine back Mateo Carreras for nine weeks.   Carreras was cited by independent citing commissioner Chris Sharp following the match between Newcastle Falcons and...

Premiership Rounds 16 & 17 Fixtures Announced

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Premiership rounds 16 and 17 fixtures have today been confirmed .     The 4:30pm kick-off will wrap up a busy day of Round 16 action on the box with leaders Bristol Bears travelling...

Thorley's red card raises eyebrows

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The trend of issuing red cards continued this weekend with Gloucester winger Ollie Thorley given his marching orders during his side’s clash against Wasps – a decision which has left many somewhat...

Champions Cup and Challenge Cup knockout stage draws to take place on Tuesday

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The draws for the knockout stages of the 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland next Tuesday (9 March).   The key event which starts...

Wounded Wasps to host the Cherry & Whites

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

After their dispiriting result last weekend, Wasps retreated back to the Ricoh Arena to regroup ahead of this week’s clash with the Cherry & Whites.   Lee Blackett’s men were undone...

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: England are undermined by cheap penalties and a cosy club of undroppable players

1 month ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: With 20 minutes left to play and with their strength in depth and quality players this should have been when England put the game to bed. So what went wrong? ,

Premiership: Wasps 10-16 London Irish - Exiles inflict a fourth loss in five on Wasps

1 month ago by BBC Rugby News

Beaten Premiership finalists Wasps lose for the fourth time in five games as London Irish secure a 16-10 victory in Coventry.

Gaüzère wasn’t the only man making mistakes – England made plenty | Andy Bull

1 month ago by The Guardian

Eyebrow-raising decisions aside, the tendency for Eddie Jones’s side to blow too hot let them down badly against WalesIt’s one of the great truisms that you don’t notice the best referees. Like the...

Sheedy holds nerve as Wales make England pay in Six Nations thriller

1 month ago by The Guardian

Wales 40-24 EnglandEngland pay for penalty count after first-half controversyEddie Jones has consistently deflected questions about Owen Farrell’s captaincy. But his failure to establish a relationship...