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Alan Gilpin appointed as World Rugby CEO

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced that Alan Gilpin will be its new CEO.   Gilpin, 47, has a revered reputation in both the sporting and business communities and has shouldered the responsibility of Interim...

Dan Carter hailed as an 'icon' and one of the greats after announcing retirement

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

There was a wave of tributes to legendary fly-half Dan Carter after the All Blacks great announced his retirement on Saturday.     Dan Carter was hailed as "one of the best to have ever...

Ireland and France to do battle in 100th test match

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

This is a weekend of special significance between Ireland and France as it will mark the 100th test match between the two proud rugby nations.   Since 1909, the green and blue jerseys have clashed...

2015 Rugby World Cup Hero Ayumu Goromaru Set To Retire

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Brave Blossoms' fullback  Ayumu Goromaru has announced that he will retire after the upcoming 2021 Top League season.   The 34-year-old, who earned 57 caps for Japan and had spells with...

Rob Kearney calls time on brilliant career

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster’s sombre exit from the Champions Cup yesterday heralded the conclusion of a noteworthy rugby career, that of Rob Kearney’s.   Kearney attended Clongowes Wood College and was...

Picking a Tier 2 World XV

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There is a raft of talented players outside the first tier of test playing nations, some of which could claim to be the best in the position in world rugby.   We take a look at what a potential...

On This Day - The 1995 Sacking of England Captain Will Carling

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On this day in 1995, the English Rugby Football Union (RFU) bosses sacked Will Carling as captain of England after the latter referred to the former in a TV interview as “old farts”.       The...

From a small town in Reporoa to a World Champion to a potential career ending injury to All Black captain | The Sam Cane Story

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Tuesday, Ian Foster made his first move as All Blacks' head coach by naming looseforward and Chiefs Captain Sam Cane as the new Captain of the All Blacks.   A natural leader, 28-year-old...

QUIZ: Can You Name The All Blacks 2015 World Cup Winning 23?

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After ending their Rugby World Cup duck since 1987 in 2011, the All Blacks went back to back and beat Australia 34-17 in the final to become the first side to win back to back titles.   The...

The Bulls add a clause in Jake White's contract to avoid another John Mitchell situation

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Earlier this week the Bulls announced that former World Cup-winning head coach Jake White has joined the union as the side's new director of Rugby. Since winning the Rugby World Cup with the Springboks,...