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Explainer: The 50:22, Goal line drop-out & the other new law variations and how they work

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby Championship officially kicks off this weekend right off the back of the British and Irish Lions series and with it comes the introduction of the new law variation for test rugby this year.   The...

Glasgow Warriors Squad Update

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the start of new United Rugby Championship on the horizon, Glasgow Warriors have this week returned to Scotstoun to begin the second block of training ahead of the new campaign.       After...

Gatland Makes 6 Changes for Third Test vs Springboks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland has made six changes to the starting XV which lost to the Springboks last Saturday in Cape Town.     The defeat sees the Lions Series level...

Murray, Harris & Vunipola start second Test

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, has made three changes to the starting XV which beat the Springboks last Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the Castle Lager Lions Series. Conor Murray...

Hogan to leave Leinster for Scarlets

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Skills coach Hugh Hogan will depart Leinster Rugby after eight and a half years to take up a role with Welsh outfit Scarlets.     Hogan, who has most recently worked as the contact skills...

Extended Ireland Women Squad Named For Pre-Season Camps

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A 39-strong Ireland Women training squad, which includes four uncapped players, has been announced for the upcoming preparatory camps for the 2021/22 season.     Ireland 7s captain Lucy...

2021/22 Champions Cup Pools Confirmed

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Champions Cup pools for the 2021/22 season have been confirmed.    The 24 have been placed into one of four tiers based on their ranking, with the draw placing clubs into two...

Alun Wyn Jones leads the B&I Lions in first Test against Springboks

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

British & Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland has named his side for the first Test against the Springboks at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday 24 July (kick off 5pm BST).   Tour captain Alun...

Marcus Smith starts against Stormers, Alun Wyn Jones returns

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, has named his team to play the DHL Stormers at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday 17 July (kick off 5pm BST). Following a period of isolation in Johannesburg,...

Champions Cup pool draw update

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The pool draw for the 2021/22 Heineken Champions Cup will be staged in Lausanne, Switzerland next Wednesday (July 21) at noon (UK time).     The draw will be live-streamed on HeinekenChampionsCup.com...