ireland

La Rochelle lock in O'Gara on long-term contract

7 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

La Rochelle have succeeded in retaining the coaching services of former Ireland flyhalf Ronan O’Gara on a long-term contract which will see him at the helm of the club until 2027.   O’Gara...

Life at the Dragons is Proving Home From Home for Irish Wanderer

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

For much-travelled Irishman JJ Hanrahan, the Dragons is proving to be a real home from home. The 30-year-old utility back came on board from French club Clermont Auvergne over the summer and has helped...

Three players added to Blitzbok squad for Cape Town

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok Sevens coach Sandile Ngcobo has added three players to his squad that assembled in Cape Town on Monday as they prepare for their home leg in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.   Christie...

United Rugby Championship R9 Weekend Wrap

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

LEINSTER WIN TOP-OF-TABLE CLASH DESPITE RED CARD Leinster made it nine wins out of nine in the BKT United Rugby Championship with a 38-29 victory in their top-of-the-table clash with Ulster despite being...

Match Report: Leinster 38 Ulster 29

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leaders Leinster showed commendable character, coming from 19 points down to secure a bonus-point victory over Ulster in a thrilling top-of-the-table contest in the BKT United Rugby Championship at the...

Australia women and South Africa men reign supreme in Dubai

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia began their HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title defence on a winning note as they claimed an unprecedented hat-trick of Emirates Dubai 7s titles with a 26-19 victory against their closest rivals...

Springboks sensation Kurt-Lee Arendse enjoying proving people wrong as he returns to URC action

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kurt-Lee Arendse enjoys nothing more than proving all those people who told him he was too small to play rugby wrong.   The diminutive 26-year-old, who is 5ft 9ins and 11st 13lbs, is one of the...

Connacht: Return of Hansen among six changes for Benetton clash

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mack Hansen has recovered from injury that he picked up on Ireland duty to line out for Connacht in tomorrow’s BKT URC meeting with Benetton at The Sportsground (k/o 3.15pm).     His...

Return of Ulster captain Iain Henderson hailed as huge boost ahead of top-of-the-table clash with Leinster

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ulster captain Henderson made his first appearance of the season last weekend as a replacement in a 36-15 victory over Zebre, having recovered from the knee injury he picked up during training on Ireland’s...

Jones hits back at scathing Clive Woodward comments

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Under-fire England boss Eddie Jones has hit back at some criticism levelled at him by World Cup-winning former England coach, Sir Clive Woodward.   In the wake of England’s convincing defeat...