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Thursday Morning Round Up

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round-Up of the news and headlines doing the rounds across the Rugby World.     Leicester Tigers set to hold onto England ace George Ford is set to agree a new deal with...

2020 Six Nations referee appointments announced

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for the men’s Six Nations 2020 as the road to Rugby World Cup 2023 begins in earnest for the world’s top referees. The selection,...

“I would never ask players not to play for England” - Mark McCall

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has said that the club will not ask their England players to put club before country despite their Premiership status being jeopardized by a 35-point deduction...

Joe Schmidt not in contention for All Blacks job

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt won't be in the running to succeed Steve Hansen as All Blacks' head coach, New Zealand Rugby chairman Brent Impey revealed today.     Schmidt...

Japan on the brink of Six Nations invite after Rugby Championship 'dithering' - report

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan could be on the brink of an offer to join the Six Nations European rugby tournament, according to an English news report.     Mail Online have reported that Japan could "receive...

Jack Conan to miss 2020 Six Nations

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster have confirmed that number eight Jack Conan will be out for ‘up to six months’ after surgery on his ankle.   After picking up a foot injury while on international duty, No 8...