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Etzebeth named SA Rugby Player of the Year for 2022

4 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok centurion Eben Etzebeth has been voted SA Rugby’s Player of the Year for 2022 following a string of excellent performances by the experienced lock last year, while Canan Moodie won the...

Tom Stewart Joins Ireland Squad in Portugal as Wales Prep Intensifies

22 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ulster hooker Tom Stewart has joined the Ireland squad in Quinta do Lago to provide additional cover following a hamstring issue picked up by Ronan Kelleher. Kelleher will be managed by...

URC - Round 13 Wrap Up

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

THE SECRET TO SMITH’S SUCCESS Franco Smith continues to work his magic with Glasgow Warriors who extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to nine matches with a 42-28 bonus point victory...

Six Nations Countdown: Italy end 7 year drought of victories

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the main talking points of the 2022 Six Nations competition was Italy’s right to participate in the Championship after a truly abysmal run of results that, many felt, was bad for the tournament’s...

South Africa to host next two World Rugby U20 Championships

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa will host the next two editions of the World Rugby U20 Championship, in 2023 and 2024, the global governing body and SA Rugby confirmed on Thursday, while Kenya was awarded the World Rugby...

DHL Stormers coach Dobson on the delights of touring

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

John Dobson is delighted with the challenge of the BKT United Rugby Championship, and that delight is not exclusive to the on-field battles. Dobson is loving the cultural experience that so few get to...

England men's U20 to play in returning World Rugby U20 Championship

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men’s U20 will compete in the World Rugby U20 Championship, which returns for the first time since 2019 following COVID-forced cancellations. The tournament features the world’s...

Six Nations Countdown: Throwback to 'Ruckgate'

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The year was 2017 and an Italian team marched into Twickenham with a noteworthy trick up their sleeves.   Some shrewd examination of the laws by the Italian coaching staff rendered a curious loophole...

EPCR has received a citing complaint against Piers Francis

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Francis is alleged to have tackled Glasgow centre, Sione Tuipulotu, in a dangerous manner in the 42nd minute of the match in contravention of Law 9.13.The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner,...

France name 36-player squad for the 2023 U20s Six Nations

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

France U20s have named 36 players for the Under-20s Six Nations starting from January 25, 2023.     "After using 43 players in last season's Six Nations Tournament, we have decided to...