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England men U20s squad update for World Rugby U20 Championship

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men U20s head coach Steve Bates has updated the original 28-player squad ahead of the World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina.   Bates’ side travel to Argentina on 30 May for the...

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

6 months 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

6 months 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. ,

Chiefs finish top as Saints edge out Quins for fourth

6 months 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

6 months 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...

Dragons confirm Dean Ryan as their Director of Rugby

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dragons Rugby have today announced the appointment of Dean Ryan as Director of Dragons Rugby.   The 52-year-old will take up his new role this summer from the RFU, where he has been Head of International...

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

7 months 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. ...

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

7 months 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

7 months 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...

Defeat to Gloucester confirms Newcastle Falcons relegation

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Newcastle Falcons have been relegated from the Premiership following a 28-19 defeat against Gloucester at Kingsholm.       The Falcons knew they could still stay up following...