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England men’s U20 2021 Elite Player Squad announced

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men’s U20 head coach Alan Dickens has named his 32-man Elite Player Squad (EPS) for 2021.  Six players included in the squad have been capped previously at U20 level: Harvey Beaton,...

Piutau and Morahan back for Newcastle's visit to Ashton Gate

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The only Premiership match on the first day of 2021 sees Bristol Bears host the high flying Newcastle Falcons at Ashton Gate.   Pat Lam's Bears have won a hattrick of Premiership matches since their...

Weekend Welsh derbies: Dragons vs Cardiff / Ospreys vs Scarlets

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s a derby weekend in the Pro14 as we move towards Christmas. Firstly, in Wales, Dragons will tackle Cardiff at Rodney Parade before Ospreys take on Scarlets at Parc Y Scarlets.   Dragons...

Big battle at the AJ Bell as Wasps look to sting Sale

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 4 will conclude on Sunday with what should be a cracker as Wasps travel to the AJ Bell to tackle Sale Sharks.   Sale did what was expected of them in Round 1 by putting Northampton Saints...

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: England will still have to beat the big boys to win the 2023 World Cup

1 month ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Regardless of Tuesday's draw, to win the 2023 World Cup England will still almost certainly have to beat two out of France, New Zealand and South Africa. ,

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: The most dangerous thing for rugby is to do nothing

1 month ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

This week is a watershed moment for rugby. After the stand taken by Steve Thompson, Alix Popham, Michael Lipman and others, rugby must address the issues and take the initiative. ,

Premiership Rugby Confirm Rounds 7-10

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Premiership rugby have confirmed that a mouth-watering west country derby kicks off Round 7 of Premiership Rugby as all fixtures in the competition' are today announced up to the middle of February.   Bath...

Wales stars boost Cardiff Blues against Falcons

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Blues have been boosted by the return of six Wales internationals as their European Challenge Cup campaign kicks off with a trip to face Newcastle Falcons on Friday (8pm).   John Mulvihill...

Will Wasps slay the Dragons?

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The sixth fixture on Saturday sees Wasps heading to Rodney Parade where Dragons lie in wait.   The hosts are currently on a run of two straight victories in the Pro14, the most recent of which was...