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Michael Cheika appointed NEC Green Rockets Director of Rugby

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Top League side NEC Green Rockets have announced that former Australian coach Michael Cheika has been appointed Director of Rugby.     In a statement, the club said, "NEC Green Rockets will...

Barbarians return to Twickenham to face Samoa in Killik Cup

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Barbarian F.C. will face Samoa this autumn as the two sides meet at Twickenham for the Killik Cup on Saturday 27 November.     It will be just the second time the teams have met, the first...

Alan Gilpin appointed as World Rugby CEO

6 months 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

6 months 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

7 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

9 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

11 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...

TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with brilliant last-ditch tackles

1 year ago by Rugby Dump

Rugby World Cup 2015 gave us many great memories. Hosts England didn't make it out of the pool stages, Japan famously defeated South Africa, and the All Blacks were crowned back-to-back champions. Today,...

Picking a Tier 2 World XV

1 year 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

1 year 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...