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Blast from the Past: 'Jones credits Guardiola with revitalising his coaching style' (2016)

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England boss Eddie Jones changed his coaching style after spending a day learning from Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich.   England coach Eddie Jones says a day spent with Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola...

Andy Farrell names his 37 player squad for Six Nations

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Farrell and the Ireland coaching group have named a 37 player squad ahead of the 2022 Six Nations Championship which commences in early February.   The squad will be captained by Johnny Sexton...

World Rugby confirms Six Nations 2022 officials

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the match officials for the Guinness Six Nations 2022, which kicks off on 5 February.   While the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge logistics, it has been...

Six players who stuck their hands up for an Ireland Six Nations call up

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

    It was a successful weekend for Leinster, Munster and Ulster in the Champions Cup with wins over Montpellier, Castres, and Northampton Saints while Connacht suffered a heartbreaking defeat...

Watch: How to butcher a clear try scoring opportunity

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath winger Shogo Nakano provided a perfect example of how to butcher a clear try-scoring opportunity this weekend.   The speedster was put into space just outside the Toyota Verblitz's...

Japan Rugby League One Wrap

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round two of the Japan Rugby League One is done and dusted with Canon Eagles and Suntory claiming big wins.   Two games were called off this weekend with Black Rams claiming a bonus-point...

Pieter-Steph du Toit named in the starting XV for his Japan Rugby League One debut

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok flanker and 2019 World Rugby Player of the Year, Pieter-Steph du Toit will make his return from injury this weekend debuting for Japan Rugby League One side Toyota Verblitz.     The...

New era for Black Ferns Sevens

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new era for the Black Ferns Sevens kicked off on Wednesday with new players and coaching group setting their sights on the next three years.Nominated for Halberg Coach of the Year, Cory Sweeney...

Ins, outs and the latest rugby rumours

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

We recap some of the top stories, rumours and recently confirmed.     Leone Nakarawa attracting interest in England Leone Nakawara has been linked with a move to the Premiership.    Midi...

Dream XV: The International stars of the new Japanese League

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new Japanese club competition kicks off this weekend under the new name, the Japan Rugby League One.   We take a look at the international stars that will light up the tournament in the top...