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Thursday Morning Round Up

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round-Up of the news and headlines doing the rounds across the Rugby World.     Leicester Tigers set to hold onto England ace George Ford is set to agree a new deal with...

John Barclay retires from international rugby

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Scotland captain John Barclay has announced his retirement from international rugby.   Barclay made his debut against New Zealand at Murrayfield in the 2007 World Cup and captained the side...

Bundee Aki re-signs with Connacht and Ireland

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The IRFU and Connacht Rugby have confirmed that Bundee Aki has signed a three year contract extension that will keep him at the Sportsground up to the end of the 2022/23 season. Having joined Connacht...

Jordan Williams ruled out with knee injury

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Full back Jordan Williams is set for an enforced spell on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury in the Challenge Cup victory over Enisei-STM.     Williams – who has made...

Challenge Cup Round 2 Round-Up

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dragons stamped their authority on Challenge Cup Pool 1 on Friday afternoon with a comprehensive 49-22 win over Enisei-STM in Krasnodar     Tries from Bjorn Basson and Jeremy Jordaan gave...

John Quill announces international retirement

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

USA flanker John Quill has announced his retirement from international duty following two Rugby World Cup tournaments.     The 29-year-old earned 37 test caps for the USA, scoring five...

Clinical Springboks, happy hosts, Irish de ja vu – the top Opta facts

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa were crowned champions at the end of an enthralling Rugby World Cup on Saturday.   The tournament in Japan proved a huge success, with packed-out venues and fervent support from a nation...

WATCH: The four tries shortlisted for the Try of the Year

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The contenders for the International Rugby Players (IRP) Try of the Year 2019 have been revealed, with the winner to be announced at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on 3 November.     Three...

Sexton surprised by Ireland critics

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton is baffled by "strange" criticism of Ireland and assures they have belief that New Zealand can be dethroned at Tokyo Stadium on Saturday.   Joe Schmidt's side put a...

Japan make history as fearsome All Blacks march on – the pool stage in numbers

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is headed for the knockout rounds after a dramatic pool stage in which Scotland were the biggest casualties.     Eight teams remain from 20, with hosts Japan – who...