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Michael Alaalatoa to join Leinster ahead of 2021/22 season

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby have confirmed that tighthead prop Michael Alaalatoa will join the club from the Crusaders ahead of the 2021/22 season.     The 29-year-old, capped at international level...

Taniela Tupou scores twice as the Reds continue their unbeaten run with 25-point win over the Rebels

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Queensland Reds have continued their successful 2021 Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU campaign, claiming their biggest ever win over the Melbourne Rebels in Victoria with a 44-19 victory.    The...

Rod Kafer weighs in on Waratahs coaching drama

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Australian international Rod Kafer has conveyed a straight-forward view with regard to the Waratahs head coaching job.   Describing it as the easiest job in Australian rugby, Kafer seems...

SBW to hang up the boots and pull on the gloves

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby appears to have seen the last of the mercurial talents of Sonny Bill Williams.   The 35 year-old, two-time World Cup winning All Black switched codes from rugby union to league in 2020 when...

Australia make 'game-changing' intervention to host the British and Irish Lions Tour - report

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Australia have made a 'game-changing' intervention to host the British and Irish Lions Tour this year, according to a report Gavin Mairs at the Telegraph.   According to the report, Rugby...

Werner Kruger calls time on 16-year career

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets prop Werner Kruger will retire from the game at the current season’s conclusion.   The South African boasts four Springbok caps and 122 for the Welsh club, having joined them five...

Australia to request a crackdown on ‘caterpillar’ ruck

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Australia are set to file a request to World Rugby to crackdown on the use of 'caterpillar rucks' according to the Sydney Morning Herald.   A summit of the game’s brightest minds...

Waratahs name new captain

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Waratahs have announced that Jake Gordon will be the club’s captain going forward into the 2021 season.   Gordon climbed the ladder from Sydney University to NSW Country Eagles and finally...

The Curious Case Of Keith Murdoch - The All Black Who Never Returned

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In the early hours of 3 December 1972, sounds of a scuffle broke out in the bowels of the Angel Hotel in Cardiff as 6ft 4in security guard, Peter Grant, was knocked to the floor.   Hours earlier,...

The Game of the Century - Wallabies vs All Blacks, 2000

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A chord of excitement was struck early on 15 July 2000 and reverberated through the Antipodes, rising patiently and with strength, like a great bubble, as members of a 109 874 crowd filed into Stadium...