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URC Round 12 Preview

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ospreys v Munster Rugby, Friday 7.35pm Opposing coaches Toby Booth and Graham Rowntree have been singing each other’s praises ahead of this crucial Swansea showdown between two play-off contenders. Their...

Women’s Six Nations: How teams can qualify for WXV, Women’s RWC 2025

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Marie-Marvingt, located inside the iconic Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, will double as the start line for the Guinness Women’s Six Nations 2024 this weekend. Ireland are Saturday’s...

All Blacks icon poised for shock Test comeback

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks legend Sam Whitelock is considering a shock comeback to the international arena, according to a New Zealand Herald report. The Herald reported that new All Blacks coach Scott Robertson had...

Scotland's 1984 Grand Slam – Part one

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s perhaps little known, but Scotland won what could be considered de facto Grand Slams in 1933 and 1938. With France having been expelled from the Five Nations Championship after 1931 over...

Munster contract news as Billy Burns signs

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munster Rugby and the IRFU are pleased to confirm that Billy Burns will join the province next year with John Ryan and Cian Hurley signing contract extensions. 29-year-old Ireland international Billy...

Four wins but defeat to England – How Ireland won the 2024 Guinness Six Nations

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland retained the Guinness Six Nations title following victory over Scotland in Dublin. Here, the PA news agency looks at their route to another championship triumph. FRANCE 17 IRELAND 38 –...

5 standout performers in Ireland’s title-winning Six Nations side

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland claimed back-to-back Guinness Six Nations titles by beating Scotland in Dublin. Here, the PA news agency picks out five standout performers for Andy Farrell’s side during the championship. TADHG...

Wales finish bottom of Six Nations as Italy win in Cardiff

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales suffered the ignominy of a first Six Nations wooden spoon since 2003 after Italy posted a 24-21 victory over them in Cardiff. Not even George North’s farewell appearance before international...

George North: A Wales Legend

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

As George North steps out on the international stage for the last time today, we look back at some of his achievements.  Backstory George North burst on to the international stage in 2010 as an...

One of a kind George will be missed

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Careers like the one George North has had don’t get handed to you. You have to earn them. He burst onto the international scene with a bang. If the wider rugby world wasn’t familiar...