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Six Nations respond to Fiji claims that they are joining the tournament

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the Fijian Rugby Union's claim that the Flying Fijians are on the verge of joining the Six Nations in a competition set to kick off in November, a Six Nations spokesperson has told...

Why Beauden Barrett will still be able to play for the All Blacks in 2021

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A move to away from New Zealand would normally rule a player out of All Black selection but that is not the case with Beauden Barrett's move to Japan with the All Black and Blues' playmaker signing...

“If you produce a player you should get rewarded.” - Rugby Australia's director of rugby Scott Johnson

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Australia's director of rugby Scott Johnson says it's time for World Rugby to introduce a transfer fee system to compensate clubs and countries for lost talent.   Speaking to The Australian...

Should A Pacific Islanders Touring Side Be Reinstated and How Would They Line Up Today?

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2003, a Pacific Islanders touring side was given the go-ahead by the IRB (now World Rugby) to compete. The concept that was based on the British and Irish Lions composite side, was put...

Could Other Nations Follow New Zealand In Launching Or Re-Launching International 'A' Teams?

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Tuesday, New Zealand Rugby revealed that there will be a new high-performance team that will assemble this year and undertake a mini-tour of Northern Hemisphere venues. The new side dubbed the...

Watch: The Fijians light up Hamilton with a sensational 100 metre try

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks Sevens, defending champions Fiji and England were the only teams with a perfect record after day one of the New Zealand Sevens at FMG Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday.     The...

Pete Samu and Joe Powell to Represent Barbarians

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Brumbies stars Pete Samu and Joe Powell have been selected to represent the famous Barbarians club on their three-match tour this November.    The duo will pull on the black and white hooped...

Clermont coach linked with Fiji job - report

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont could be in the market for a new head coach by the end of the season according to a report in Midi Olympique.     Franck Azéma has been on Clermont's payroll as a coach since...

Springboks World Cup winners in Jones' Barbarians squad

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones will coach a Barbarians side including four of South Africa's Rugby World Cup winners against Fiji just two weeks after they beat his England side in the Rugby World Cup final.     Makazole...

RWC Review: Ireland 47-5 Samoa

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton claimed an 18-point haul as Ireland sealed their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with a 47-5 thrashing of Samoa despite Bundee Aki's red card.   Ireland knew maximum points...