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Exeter set to sign hulking, young NZ tighthead

14 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rob Baxter’s global search for a tighthead has seemingly come to an end with the result that 6'4, 128kg Josh Iosefa-Scott is set to call Sandy Park his new home.   Iosefa-Scott currently...

“Hamish Watson is never too small.” - Sam Warburton

16 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has firmly established himself in the corner of Scotland flanker Hamish Watson amid the vocalisation of the somewhat incomprehensible notion that...

Trio to make their first starts for Ireland Women against Italy

16 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland Head Coach Adam Griggs has named his Match Day 23 for Saturday’s Women’s Six Nations Play-off game against Italy.   Griggs has made three changes to his starting XV for the visit...

Alun Wyn Jones extends Ospreys contract

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Alun Wyn Jones has announced a contract extension with the Welsh Rugby Union and the Ospreys.   Announcing the news directly to supporters, the world's most capped player (157 international caps,...

Dai Young says he would be 'surprised' if Navidi isn't picked for the Lions

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Blues' director of rugby Dai Young says he'd be 'surprised' if Josh Navidi doesn't get the Lions call this summer.   Navidi was a standout for Wales during their triumphant Six Nations campaign...

CONFIRMED: Rainbow Cup to run as 'dual tournaments with no cross-hemisphere fixtures'

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The PRO14 and SA Rugby have confirmed that the Rainbow Cup will no longer take place as planned.    The South African teams are unable to travel to the UK & Ireland and after 'colossal...

Scarlets announce new head coach

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets legend Dwayne Peel will return to his former club to take charge as head coach ahead of the 2021-22 season.   Peel donned the Scarlets on 151 occasions. He was capped 76 times for Wales...

Ugo Monye's latest Lions XV

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England and British & Irish Lions representative Ugo Monye has penned his ideal Lions starting XV as the tour to South Africa approaches.   Monye, a popular pundit in the UK, has evolved...

Nigel Owens expresses 'concerns' over Maro Itoje leading the Lions

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Former test referee Nigel Owens maintains that Alun Wyn Jones and not Maro Itoje or Owen Farrell should lead the British and Irish Lions against South Africa later this year.   Warren...

All Blacks set for two additional end-of-year tour tests - report

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks could face off against a surprise opponent on their end-of-year tour this year.   The New Zealand Herald reports that the All Blacks could face Wales and the United...