2017 - 2018

Joel Kpoku extends his Saracens contract

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 20-year-old has signed a new deal with the Men in Black that will see him stay in north London until 2022 and graduate from the Senior Academy to the first-team squad. Kpoku, who joined the Junior...

Premiership needs two more weeks before training resumption

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clubs from English rugby's Premiership have been told they cannot start training for at least two weeks, dealing a blow to hopes of a resumption in July. Last month it was suggested Premiership clubs...

Myners' Salary Cap Report Published For Premiership

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Premiership has published the report of the review of the salary cap regulations. The report was overseen by Lord Myners CBE, a former government minister. The much publicised 2019 charges against...

Premiership Gets Green Light for Commencement of Training

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has confirmed that elite sport may return to specified training schedules.   The training will be confined to individual and small group exercises all...

June 1 earliest possible return for professional sport in England

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The UK government has announced that professional sport will not be staged in England until June 1 at the earliest.     Prime minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced a "roadmap" outlining...

Pat Lam confirms Semi Radradra and Kyle Sinckler can play for Bristol this season and how they could line up

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the 2019/20 Premiership season set to resume at some date beyond July 1, Bristol Bears are set to benefit the most with Kyle Sinckler and Semi Radradra's contract dates set to...

Steven Luatua wants international eligibility review

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

In an interview with Sky Sport NZ’s Breakdown programme discussing a range of topics, Former All Black Steven Luatua said World Rugby’s international eligibility laws are in need...

"It is time to shake up the rugby scene and look after players" - Ellis Genge on new union plans

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England and Leicester Tigers prop Ellis Genge says it is time to "shake up the rugby scene" after confirming plans to set up a new union, designed to provide elite players with improved commercial and...

Premiership players on verge of launching new union - reports

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Premiership players are in advanced discussions over potentially launching a breakaway union after growing frustrated with the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) and its response to the coronavirus...

Premiership Rugby facing a significant drop in the value of its broadcasting rights - report

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Premiership Rugby is facing a significant drop in the value of its broadcasting rights according to a report in the Times.   The Premiership failed to agree on a deal with either BT Sport or...