James Haskell looks back on his illustrious career

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has put together a tribute to the former England back-rower James Haskell following his decision to retire from professional rugby.   A charismatic and entertaining personality, Haskell will...

James Haskell to retire at the end of the season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England and Northampton Saints flanker James Haskell has announced that he will retire from professional rugby at the end of the 2018/19 season following an injury-plagued campaign with Saints this term.     The...

The Hurricanes partner with Japanese Top League side

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes are excited to announce a three-year partnership with leading Japanese club Ricoh Black Rams.   A long-time supporter and partner of the Hurricanes, Ricoh have extended that...

The reasoning behind the worst haircut in Rugby

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Waikato and New Zealand Maori forward Jacob Skeen was in the spotlight recently after he was pictured with one of the most outrageous haircuts you will see on a rugby pitch while playing in Japan...

Scott Robertson re-commits to the Crusaders

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson has confirmed his plans to remain in New Zealand, announcing he has re-committed to the Crusaders and New Zealand Rugby for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.    “I’m...

Scott Robertson heading abroad?

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has thrown a spanner in the works for the appointment of Steve Hansen's successor.      The former All Black flanker has admitted he could leave New...

Dan Carter named Top League MVP

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Carter wrapped up his first season in Japan by claiming the Top League MVP award Sunday. A day after helping his team to the league title, the Kobe Kobelco Steelers playmaker was also named Top Kicker...

Morning Round Up - News from around the globe

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

RUPA Awards:   Wallabies and Brumbies star David Pocock has won his third RUPA Medal for Excellence in Sydney.  Pocock, who also won the John Eales Medal this year, said the award carried...

Bulls announce new Super Rugby coach

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a lengthy process, The Bulls have announced Pote Human as their new Super Rugby head coach.   Human, with over 200 first class appearances, played 8th man for Eastern Province and the Freestate.    His...

Dan Carter dominates as Steelers advance to semi-finals in Japan's Top League playoffs

6 months ago by Rugby Dump

Dan Carter put in a timeless performance over the weekend as the Kobe Kobelco Steelers dismantled the Ricoh Black Rams 63-27 to advance to the Japan Top League semi-finals.