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U20 World Championship: England make 10 changes to face Italy

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men U20s head coach Steve Bates has made 10 changes to his starting XV to face Italy in their second game of the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday.   Props Kai Owen and Alfie...

England U20s name team to face Ireland in the World Rugby U20 Championship

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men U20s head coach Steve Bates has named his side to face Ireland for their opening fixture of the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina on Tuesday.     Bates' side face...

Kvesic gunning for Final glory

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Last season it was a watching brief for Matt Kvesic, but on Saturday the all-action forward aims to lead from the front as Exeter Chiefs target Gallagher Premiership Rugby glory against Saracens at Twickenham.   Kvesic...

Toulon release new jersey and confirm 2019/20 recruits and extensions

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Toulon have confirmed their recruits and re-signings for the 2019/20 season while also releasing their new kit for next season.   French Internationals Christopher Tolofua and Baptiste Serin...

England men U20s squad update for World Rugby U20 Championship

1 month 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

1 month 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. ,

Premiership Highlights: Worcester 31-29 Saracens

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It came down to the wire as both teams gave it their all. Saracens seemed sure to win with 10 minutes to go and an 8 point lead but the home team came back with a converted try and a penalty kick at goal...

Chiefs finish top as Saints edge out Quins for fourth

2 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

2 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...