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Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another busy week in the player market this week with the major announcement of Beauden Barrett's move to Japan next year.   We recap some of the biggest moves of the week as well as some of...

Eight-Seven Hemisphere split as Sir Ian McGeechan names his all time XV

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

British and Irish Lions' legend Sir Ian McGeechan has named his all time World XV with eight players from the North and seven from the South.   The highly regarded former Scotland International...

Connacht announce loan signing of Alex Wootton

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby have today confirmed that Alex Wootton has joined the club on a loan deal from Munster until the end of the 2020-21 season.      Wootton first made his Munster...

Leicester Tigers confirm the departure of five players including Manu Tuilagi

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers have confirmed the departure of five players including England centre Manu Tuilagi.   Leicester Tigers chief executive Andrea Pinchen confirmed that England stars Tuilagi and...

Like Father, Like Sons - Kevin, Kane, Beauden, Scott & Jordie Barrett

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Barrett brothers have taken the rugby world by storm in recent years. While the name of Kane Barrett is less widely known – as the lock/flanker was forced into early retirement after multiple...

Coaches confirmed for North Island and South Island teams

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks assistant coach Brad Mooar has today confirmed the coaches for the North and South Island teams who will go head-to-head in a clash that will double up as an All Blacks trial.     Mooar...

Squad Update: Leinster confirm 28 new contracts and 7 departures

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby has confirmed 28 new contracts for the 2020/21 season, while also confirming their list of departees.   With Covid-19 still impacting on the 2019/20 season, two players have been...

QUIZ: Can You Name The Starting 22 Of The First Test Of The 2005 British And Irish Lions Tour?

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fifteen years ago to the day, The British and Irish Lions suffered defeat in their opening test against the All Blacks in Christchurch.   The clash was marred by an incident in the opening...

The Final 10: All Blacks v Ireland (2012)

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the score locked at 19-19 and with a man down, it took something special for All Blacks to snatch victory against Ireland in 2012.   Here's a look back at the final 10 minutes of the All Blacks...

Saracens confirm the departure of Wallaby lock Will Skelton

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Saracen have confirmed the departure of Wallaby lock Will Skelton who will depart the club at the end of the month after four years at Saracens.   A popular character at Saracens, the giant...