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Ireland Set To Play Japan And USA In July

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad are set to play two Test matches in July against Japan and the USA at the Aviva Stadium.   As outlined by World Rugby today, on the 3rd July Ireland are scheduled...

Springboks to resume international action against Georgia

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks will make their much-anticipated return to international action in July when the world champions host Georgia in a historic two-match series, which is part of a bumper World Rugby midyear...

World Rugby and unions confirm men’s July test schedule

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

A strong revised programme of men’s test matches is set to take place in July after all unions and World Rugby agreed to a revised schedule within the existing window.   Twenty-five of the...

Perenara returns to New Zealand – re-signs with NZR and Hurricanes

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks and Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara is heading home – inking a new deal with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and his former Super Rugby team through to 2023.    Perenara has finished...

Tony Brown heading to Japan

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders Head Coach Tony Brown is set to depart the Highlanders before the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman begins.     Brown will join Head Coach Jamie Joseph and immediately depart to Japan for...

Joe Marler and Luke Fitzgerald's reaction to Lions squad

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England front-rower Joe Marler and former Ireland backline ace Luke Fitzgerald have responded with less than flattering comments regarding Warren Gatland’s British & Irish Lions squad which was...

Japan confirm a warm up game ahead of Lions Test

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan have confirmed that they will have a warm-up game ahead of their first-ever test match against the British and Irish Lions at Murrayfield on 26 June.   Jamie Joseph's side, like the Springboks,...

Blade Thomson signs new Scarlets contract

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blade Thomson has signed a new contract to stay at Parc y Scarlets, confirms the club.   The versatile back-rower, capped 10 times by Scotland, arrived in Llanelli from Super Rugby side the Hurricanes...

2021 British and Irish Lions Tour: Predicting the 36-man squad

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland selected 41 players to tour New Zealand four years ago but his preparation for the tour to South Africa will be vastly different. The British and Irish Lions have a shorter tour to...

Townsend believes Lions' biggest strength is Warren Gatland

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British & Irish Lions squad will be announced on Thursday amid much anticipation. The team will make history by playing a home test against Japan on 26 June before jetting off to South Africa to...