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Top 14 clubs pressuring Pacific Islanders to miss Rugby World Cup

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoa head coach Steve Jackson has revealed that Samoan and Tongan players are being pressured into missing the Rugby World Cup by their Top 14 clubs.   In an interview with Stuff.co.nz, Jackson...

Gloucester add to midfield depth

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester have added to their depth in the midfield for next season with the signing of Newcastle Falcons and Scotland centre Chris Harris.   The midfielder is another player to leave Newcastle...

Fiji clinch World Rugby Sevens Series title in Paris

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The World Rugby Sevens Series was decided on the final day of the series as Fiji beat the USA in the Cup semi-finals to secure a fourth world series title.  Gareth Baber’s outfit, who went...

Barbarians finalise squad for Twickenham clash

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pat Lam has finalised his 23-man Barbarians squad to face England at Twickenham on Sunday.   Nine countries are represented in the side as well as 11 clubs.   The likes of Mark Atkinson (Gloucester)...

Four Hurricanes re-sign for 2020

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Four more players have confirmed their future is with the Hurricanes. Experienced loose forward Reed Prinsep has extended his contract through until at least 2021. The 26-year-old, who has captained the...

Ken Pisi set to leave Saints

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints have announced that winger Ken Pisi will be leaving the Club at the end of the season.   The 30-year-old Samoan international has made 138 appearances to date in the Green, Black...

Warriors sign prop star Palframan

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Worcester Warriors have made tighthead prop Richard Palframan their eighth new signing for the 2019/20 season.Palframan will arrive at Sixways from Greene King IPA Championship club London Scottish.He...

Warriors confirm player departures

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warriors have announced that eight players will be leaving the club at the end of the current season.     England centre Ben Te’o, former Samoa back-row forward Alafoti Faosiliva, flankers...

Pat Lam returns to coach the Baabaas

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pat Lam will take charge of the Barbarians once more when they return to face an England XV on June 2.   The Bristol Bears coach led the side to a record-breaking 63-45 win at Twickenham in...

Ruaridh Dawson signs for Cornish Pirates

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The second new face confirmed by the Cornish Pirates is scrum-half Ruaridh Dawson.     Born in Consett, in the north-west county of Durham, he has signed a one-year contract and will arrive...