10 Famous British & Irish Lions Bolters

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The term “bolter” has its origins in horse racing and describes a horse who pulls a surprise on the rest of the field by coming out of nowhere to snatch victory.    In the British...

Scotland Confirm Summer Tour Plans

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland will play three matches in this summer’s tour programme under Interim Head Coach Mike Blair.       The three matches will see Scotland A play opponents,...

England legend Maggie Alphonsi speaks ahead of final Six Nations round

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021 Women’s Six Nations concludes this weekend with much anticipation surrounding the final round.   The first of the fixtures sees Ireland taking on Italy, followed by England hosting...

“Hamish Watson is never too small.” - Sam Warburton

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former British & Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has firmly established himself in the corner of Scotland flanker Hamish Watson amid the vocalisation of the somewhat incomprehensible notion that...

CONFIRMED: Rainbow Cup to run as 'dual tournaments with no cross-hemisphere fixtures'

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The PRO14 and SA Rugby have confirmed that the Rainbow Cup will no longer take place as planned.    The South African teams are unable to travel to the UK & Ireland and after 'colossal...

Dane Coles extends NZ contract through to 2023

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks and Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles has recommitted to New Zealand Rugby and his Super Rugby team, inking a deal through to 2023.     The 34-year-old has played 74 Tests...

Warren Gatland announces coaching staff for 2021 Lions tour

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland has announced his coaching staff for the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa.   After much uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it was finally decided that...

Finn Russell banned for three games following red card against France

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland and Racing 92 flyhalf Finn Russell has been handed a three-week ban.   The Scottish playmaker was shown a red card in last Friday’s Six Nations win against France.   Russell...

Pivac revels in Wales Six Nations triumph after Scotland beat France

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wayne Pivac says Wales' failure to win the Grand Slam takes nothing away from their Six Nations success after they were crowned champions on Friday.   Six days after Wales missed out on...

Van der Merwe stuns Les Bleus as Wales claim title

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland claimed their first victory in Paris since 1999 as France missed out on the Six Nations title, with Wales crowned champions.     Wales were crowned Six Nations champions as Scotland...