England name exciting squad to face the Barbarians

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England XV head coach Jim Mallinder has named his squad to begin preparations for the match against the Barbarians on Sunday 2 June at Twickenham Stadium.   23 players will assemble today at the...

Danny Cipriani hype was a costly distraction for Gloucester in their defeat by Saracens

4 weeks ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Gloucester could have beaten Saracens on Saturday but the way Cipriani, the players and indeed head coach Johan Ackermann prepared gave them zero chance. ,

I am Cipriani's biggest fan but I would not call him up for World Cup

1 month ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Danny Cipriani winning a couple of awards won’t make Eddie Jones select him, and despite being a huge supporter of the fly-half for more than a decade. ,

Chris Boyd eyes chance to break the Saracens-Exeter stranglehold

1 month ago by The Guardian

Premiership’s heavyweight pair seem destined for a Twickenham showdown unless Gloucester or Northampton can spring an upsetThe list of familiar club names absent from the 2018-19 Premiership semi-finals...

Chiefs finish top as Saints edge out Quins for fourth

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints took the final Premiership play-off spot despite losing to Exeter, while Bath secured Champions Cup rugby next term.     Exeter Chiefs wrapped up top spot in the...

What's left to play for in the final round of the Premiership

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The final day of the Premiership Rugby season plays out on Saturday with plenty to play for despite the fact that three of the four semi-finalists having secured their places while Newcastle have been...

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Saracens-plus is needed for England to rule the world

1 month ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Saturday was a great day for English rugby — and for England’s World Cup challenge. A third of this Saracens team will now go to Eddie Jones’ squad as European champions. ...

Champions Cup Team Of The Season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens claimed their third Champions Cup Title by beating Leinster 10-20 in the final in Newcastle. Following a thrilling season in the Champions Cup we have selected our team of the competition.    Saracens...

The pressure is on for rugby's European Cup final to deliver after a week full of drama

1 month ago by Daily Mail - Sir Clive Woodward Column

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Rugby has its moment to shine with an era-defining match between Saracens and Leinster at St James' Park. The sport is under pressure to deliver in this period of superb drama. ...

England men U20 squad for World Rugby U20 Championship

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men U20s head coach Steve Bates has named his 28-player squad for the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina (4-22 June).    The group includes nine players who have appeared...