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Pichot or Beaumont - How the Unions are expected vote or have voted already

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The votes are in and the new Chairman of World Rugby will be announced on 12 May 2020.   We have broken down who has voted for Sir Bill Beaumont and Agustin Pichot with some of the...

Rugby's Biggest Bruisers - Part Five

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

In the fifth edition of Rugby’s Biggest Bruisers we put the spotlight on some well-known, rough and tough back-rowers from Ireland, South Africa and New Zealand.       Sean O’Brien: Known...

Rugby's Biggest Bruisers - Part Four

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

In Part Four of our Rugby's Biggest Bruisers series, we take a look at a bulldozing Fijian, a not-so-gentle giant South African and a battle-hardened Namibian...     READ PART ONE HERE   READ...

21-day contract 'escape clause' set up for South Africans to head abroad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A hot talking point in the SA rugby industry.    In a wide range of cost-cutting in South Africa which is being pieced together to allow SA Rugby to cut up to R1 billion from...

Potential British and Irish Lions Bolters 2021

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A left-field pick. British and Irish legend Sir Ian McGeechan was well known for making surprising picks when it came to announcing his British and Irish Lions squads with the likes of Will Greenwood...

The Journey of Errol Tobias - South Africa's First Black Springbok - Part 2 "Climbing the Ladder"

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tobias' individuality on the field and command of the basics soon earned him a spot in the 1972 Proteas (consisting of the country’s top non-white players) tour to England. The tour was mildly successful...

Four British and Irish Lions Bolters - Backs

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A left-field pick. British and Irish legend Sir Ian McGeechan was well known for making surprising picks when it came to announcing his British and Irish Lions squads with the likes of Will Greenwood...

Lions Legends - Willie John McBride

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

“There was nothing that Willie John would ask of any man that he wasn’t prepared to do himself.” – Gareth Edwards.   “The biggest natural leader of British & Irish...

SANZAAR chief proposes staging Rugby Championship during club season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Marinos says staging the Rugby Championship while Super Rugby continues could be the way to fit postponed events into 2020.    The Rugby Championship in 2020 could be held while the...

Scottish Rugby to hold talks over pay cuts for players, fear for November Tests

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A huge shortfall caused by the ongoing coronavirus health crisis has forced Scottish Rugby to take action.     Scottish Rugby will discuss a salary reduction scheme with high-earning players...