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Saracens secure Vunipola at fly-half until 2023

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Talented young fly-half Manu Vunipola has penned a deal at Saracens which will keep him at the club until 2023.   The cousin of current England stalwarts Mako and Billy, Manu has given good account...

Mark Hammett to step down as Highlanders assistant coach

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It has been confirmed that Highlanders assistant coach Mark Hammett will step down from his role at the conclusion of Super Rugby Aotearoa.     Hammett, who played for the All Blacks between...

Saracens retain the services of England prop - report

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens have succeeded in keeping England and Lions prop Mako Vunipola on their payroll with the loosehead prop committing his future to the club according to a report in the Telegraph.   This...

The INCREDIBLY Talented U20 Class Of 2010

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

We continue to look back at past U20 World Championship and have a look at where some of the players who have had gone to reach the pinnacle of test rugby and star on the domestic scene.     Kurtley...

Mitchell expects Itoje and Vunipola to make 'good decisions' over Saracens future

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Maro Itoje and Mako Vunipola have not committed to Saracens for next season, but John Mitchell is confident they will make the right call.     England defence coach John Mitchell expects...

Blood Brothers - Siblings In Rugby

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The genes required for good rugby players run stronger in some families than in others. We take a look at 10 sets of brothers in the modern and recent era who have made it to the top.   Mako and...

The Two Best Composite World Club XVs

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

This is some team!   OPTA released the top players in each position based on their unique index which highlighted the highest-rated players in top-level club rugby since the beginning of 2019. After releasing...

Potential British and Irish Lions Bolters 2021

2 months 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...

Four British and Irish Lions Bolters - Forwards

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A left-field pick. Every four years one of the most hotly debated subjects on the British and Irish Lions squad is that of who the next bolter will be. British and Irish legend Sir Ian McGeechan had...

Prediction: Who Will Be In Eddie Jones' 40% for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones has predicted that just 40% of his 2019 Rugby World Cup squad will make to the showpiece in 2023 in France.   This is despite the fact that the England XV that started...