Rugby's elite in talks over new ring-fenced world championship

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby’s proposed 12-team Nations Championship was abandoned in June, however, according to a report by Matt Hughes in the Dailymail, the major nations are keen to build on the...

Jacques Brunel comments on Mathieu Bastareaud's omission

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France will head to the 2019 Rugby World Cup without Mathieu Bastareaud after their Six Nations vice-captain was left out of a 31-man squad.     Mathieu Bastareaud has been left out of France's...

French Sport Agency Tables Lucrative Six Nations Bid That Could Derail The Nations Championship - Reports

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby's hopes of the Nations Championship being approved has hit another snag with the Six Nations reportedly considering another lucrative offer tabled by French Sports Agency Lagardère.   According...

James Ryan picks up Player of the Year Award

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster and Ireland lock James Ryan has been named the Players’ Player of the Year at the 2019 Irish Rugby Players Awards in Dublin.   The 22-year-old Ryan has maintained a formidable presence...

Special Wales can mount World Cup challenge - Gatland

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales took on all comers in the Six Nations and Warren Gatland says they can go far in Japan.       Warren Gatland believes Wales can mount a strong challenge to win the Rugby World...

Wigan 'seeking clarification' over Edwards' intentions

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Shaun Edwards' future is up in the air, with Wigan Warriors in the dark over whether he still intends to take over as head coach.       Wigan Warriors say they have been seeking contact...

Ultimate Rugby's Six Nations Awards

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a cracking 2019 Six Nations, we hand out our individual awards from the 2019 edition of the competition that saw Wales win their third Grand Slam under Warren Gatland.     Try of the...

Six Nations campaign not "catastrophic" for Ireland - Schmidt

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joe Schmidt was disappointed Ireland could not retain the Six Nations but does not see great cause for concern.       Ireland were not "catastrophic" in the Six Nations, says Joe Schmidt,...

Six Nations Super Saturday Highlights

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby


Player Ratings: Wales v Ireland

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A historic day for Wales as Warren Gatland won his third Grand Slam. The fantastic win over Ireland saw them lift the Triple Crown, the Six Nations trophy and claim a Grand Slam.       Here...