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Bulls secure Jannes Kirsten’s signature

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Vodacom Bulls are happy to announce the signing of Premiership and Champions Cup winner, Jannes Kirsten. The multifaceted forward will join the Pretoria-based Vodacom Bulls from 1 July 2023 with his...

Furbank skippers Northampton Saints for East Midlands Derby

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

George Furbank will lead out Northampton Saints at Mattioli Woods Welford Road this weekend when the men in Black, Green and Gold face East Midlands rivals Leicester Tigers.   Saints have won on...

Connacht Rugby: New two-year deal for Sam Illo

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tighthead prop Sam Illo has renewed his contract for another two years, keeping him at Connacht Rugby until at least 2025.   Illo joined Connacht from Leinster in 2021 and has so far made 7 appearances....

South Africa to host next two World Rugby U20 Championships

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa will host the next two editions of the World Rugby U20 Championship, in 2023 and 2024, the global governing body and SA Rugby confirmed on Thursday, while Kenya was awarded the World Rugby...

DHL Stormers coach Dobson on the delights of touring

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

John Dobson is delighted with the challenge of the BKT United Rugby Championship, and that delight is not exclusive to the on-field battles. Dobson is loving the cultural experience that so few get to...

England men's U20 to play in returning World Rugby U20 Championship

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men’s U20 will compete in the World Rugby U20 Championship, which returns for the first time since 2019 following COVID-forced cancellations. The tournament features the world’s...

URC Preview: Scarlets v Bulls

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

At Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, 7.35pm Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU, 86th league game) Assistant: Adam Jones, Ben Breakspear (both WRU) TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)   Overall URC head-to-head record:...

URC Preview: Ulster v Stormers

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

At Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, 7.35pm Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU, 67 th competition game) Assistant: Andrew Cole, Paul Haycock (both IRFU) TMO: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)   Overall URC head-to-head record:...

Life On The Road With The Emirates Lions - Next Stop Galway

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

From Cork to Paris, from the Gwent valleys to Galway, life on the road continues for the Emirates Lions as they now switch their focus back to the United Rugby Championship. Following trips to Munster...

Welsh International Wainwright Firing Again After Move To URC

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having moved to the United Rugby Championship, Welsh international Sam Wainwright is firing again in more ways than one. After making a memorable Test debut in the historic victory over the Springboks...