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RFU boss hopeful fans can attend autumn internationals at Twickenham

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bill Sweeney says it is "key" for fans to be allowed into Twickenham to watch England later this year for financial reasons.     Rugby Football Union (RFU) chief executive Bill Sweeney is...

The Stars From The U20s Class Of 2009

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2009, Japan hosted the u20 Junior World Championship with 43 players who were involved in that 2009 tournament returning to Japan a decade later to play in the senior men's World Cup.    We...

Saracens sign Welsh International Scrumhalf on a long-term deal

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens have confirmed the signing of Welsh international scrum-half Aled Davies.     The 27-year-old will join the Men in Black from Ospreys and has signed a three-year deal which...

Picking a Tier 2 World XV

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There is a raft of talented players outside the first tier of test playing nations, some of which could claim to be the best in the position in world rugby.   We take a look at what a potential...

Thomas Young signs a contract extension at Wasps

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With father Dai Young stepping down as director of rugby at Wasps in February, there was speculation that Thomas Young could link up with one of the Welsh regions in a bid to add to...

The Talented Group Of Stars From The U20s Class Of 2008

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2008, Sixteen teams assembled in Wales for what was then dubbed as 'the inaugural IRB Junior World Championship 2008'.   The competition replaced the U21 IRB Junior World Championship...

Super Rugby's Team of the 90s - Auckland Blues

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

When the final whistle blew on Saturday the 25th of May 1996, the sight of the scoreboard reading Auckland Blues 45 – 21 Natal Sharks confirmed Zinzan Brooke’s charges as the first champions...

Blood Brothers - Siblings In Rugby

3 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...

Taqele Naiyaravoro willing to switch allegiance for 2023 World Cup

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Wallaby winger Taqele Naiyaravoro has revealed that he would switch allegiances to Fiji if a controversial rule allowing players to switch allegiance goes through.    Speaking...

Tough luck for Scotland and Argentina as 2023 World Cup Draw Still Set For November

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina and Scotland are likely to end up in Pools of Death for the 2023 Rugby World Cup with the draw for the competition still set to take place in November later this year despite the disruption...