The Rugby Championship: The Breakdown – Springboks preparing to pounce on struggling All Blacks

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand are in a crisis by their standards, and things do not get any easier as they start the Rugby Championship in South Africa.     South Africa are favourites to inflict a third consecutive...

Connacht Rugby have signed Scottish hooker Grant Stewart on a short term, six-month contract.

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby can announce the club have signed Scottish hooker Grant Stewart on a short term, six-month contract. Stewart arrives at The Sportsground to provide further injury cover and depth for the...

Glasgow Warriors appoint Franco Smith as Head Coach on an initial two-year contract

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Glasgow Warriors have appointed Franco Smith as the club’s new Head Coach on an initial two-year contract.     Smith, 50, joins from the Italian Rugby Federation where...

Neil Powell: Commonwealth Games requires different mindset

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Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell reckons the Rugby Sevens at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, England will require a different mindset because of the nature of event – a once-off, three-day...

Los Pumas Squad: Captain Julian Montoya fit to tackle Wallabies

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina have been boosted by the return to fitness of captain Julian Montoya and halfbacks Tomas Cubelli and Nicolas Sanchez.   Los Pumas head coach Michael Cheika included...

RFU, Scottish Rugby and WRU announce move to Great Britain model for HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby Football Union (RFU), Scottish Rugby and Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) can confirm the unions will be joining together to form men’s and women’s Great Britain Sevens (GB) teams ahead of...

Zander Fagerson to make 50th appearance in series decider vs Argentina

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Glasgow Warriors and British and Irish Lion prop Zander Fagerson will make his 50th appearance for Scotland this weekend in the series decider against Argentina in Santiago del Estero, live on Sky...

Murphy heaps praise on Prendergast

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland boss Richie Murphy lauded fly-half Sam Prendergast after his late penalty kick secured a 37-36 victory over England in the Under-20 Six Nations Summer Series. Prendergast kicked the decisive penalty...

Tim Swinson will retire from rugby at the end of the season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens have confirmed that former Scotland international Tim Swinson will retire from rugby following 41 appearances in North London.     The former Scotland international, who was tempted...

Grant Gilchrist to captain Scotland in summer tour to Argentina and Chile

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland ‘A’ take on Chile in Santiago on Saturday 25 June (kick off 9pm BST) before Scotland play a three-test series against Argentina on Saturday 2,9 and 16 July (kick offs 8.10pm BST). Edinburgh...