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Official Preview: Japan Rugby League One Round Fourteen

23 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Matsuda versus Barrett II: Rikiya’s big moment It’s been quite a year for Rikiya Matsuda.A 37-cap Brave Blossom, and long-time pilot of the champion Saitama Panasonic...

Jimmy Gopperth extends stay with Provence Rugby

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jimmy Gopperth will continue to defy time in Provence. Provence Rugby announced that fly-half Jimmy Gopperth will play one more season (at least) with the club. The New Zealander arrived last summer...

Lock forwards recommit to the Hurricanes

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lock Forwards Isaia Walker-Leawere and Caleb Delany have re-committed to the Hurricanes, which will see the pair remain at the club until the end of 2026 and 2027 respectively.Both players have been key...

Awesome Barrett boost for the BKT URC with world star set to light up league

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jordie Barrett’s move to Leinster Rugby has been hailed as “awesome” and “brilliant” news for the BKT URC.   The 57-cap All Blacks star will spend the second half of...

Scarlets great Ken Owens to retire from rugby

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former club captain and one of the Scarlets’ all-time greats, Ken Owens, has announced his retirement from rugby. The 37-year-old hooker will be remembered as one of the finest players to pull on...

Former All Blacks coach Foster makes Japan move

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks head coach Ian Foster will join Japan's Toyota Verblitz next season, the club said Tuesday, reuniting him with Steve Hansen and joined by Rugby League star Joseph Manu. Foster has not...

Reds Name Side To Face Highlanders At Suncorp Stadium

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Queensland Reds have made six changes to the starting side for the home ground challenge against the Highlanders on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium.Head coach Les Kiss is upbeat that the revised line-up...

Queensland Reds unveil 2024 Anzac jersey

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Queensland Reds players James O'Connor and Zane Nonggorr spoke to media this morning to unveil the 2024 Anzac jersey, to be worn during the Round 10 Super Rugby Pacific clash against the Blues at Suncorp...

Jordie Barrett commits to New Zealand Rugby beyond Rugby World Cup, confirms sabbatical

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jordie Barrett has become the first All Black to commit his services to New Zealand Rugby (NZR) beyond the 2027 Rugby World Cup. The 27-year-old has put pen to paper on a new deal that will see him...

Jordie Barrett signs for Leinster

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby can confirm the signing of Hurricanes and New Zealand back, Jordie Barrett, on a short-term deal next season. In signing a new contract extension with the New Zealand Rugby Union, the 27-year-old...