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Unions in talks about massive shake-up of international rugby scene

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A massive development is in the pipeline with regard to the international rugby scene.    The proposed idea of the Nations Championship – a competition involving twelve teams (England,...

Scotland A to play competitive fixture this June vs Chile

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland A will play a competitive fixture this June when they take on Chile in the first match of the 2022 summer tour, ahead of the three-test series in Argentina.     The match will...

31-strong Black Ferns squad named for home June Test series

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Months out from Rugby World Cup 2021 playing in 2022, New Zealand rugby fans get their first taste of Black Ferns action with the Pacific Four Series squad named today.Black Ferns coaches Wayne Smith,...

New Zealand set to host Pacific Four Series 2022 ahead of Rugby World Cup

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand to host Pacific Four Series 2022 on 6, 12 and 18 June with tickets going on pre-sale from 3 May and general sale from 10 May Two Rugby World Cup 2021 venues to be used as preparations continue...

Scotland hooker agrees new deal with Glasgow Warriors

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Glasgow Warriors have secured the services of another established Scotland star ahead of the 2022/23 season, after hooker George Turner put pen to paper on a new contract extension with Danny Wilson’s...

Ireland ascend in World Rugby Women’s Rankings

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

In the only change to the World Rugby Women's Rankings, Ireland have replaced Italy in seventh place after beating the Azzurre 29-8.   With 1.31 rating points riding on the outcome, Ireland now...

Sensational Fiji claim Singapore Rugby Sevens title on Series return

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Olympic champions Fiji overcome New Zealand 28-17 in a pulsating final to claim the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens title Australia beat Ireland 21-19 to clinch bronze medal and remain in contention for...

Dan Leavy announces retirement from rugby with immediate effect

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

It has been announced this morning that Leinster Rugby back row Dan Leavy is to retire from the game with immediate effect.   The 27-year-old has played 79 times for Leinster Rugby since his debut...

Wayne Smith returns to international rugby bolstering Black Ferns ahead of RWC

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of New Zealand Rugby's most successful coaches, Wayne Smith, has signed on as Technical Coach with the Black Ferns through to Rugby World Cup 2021, played in 2022.     Smith is no...

Worcester Warriors sign a pair of Sale Sharks forwards

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Diamond has made Sale Sharks pair Curtis Langdon and Cameron Neild his first signings for Warriors for the 2022/23 season.   England international hooker Langdon and back-row forward Neild...