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Dylan Hartley retires from professional rugby

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England hooker and Northampton Saints' club legend Dylan Hartley has retired from professional rugby with immediate effect.     The 33-year-old hooker has been unable to recover from...

Erasmus was ready to resign before Wellington win

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa were crowned world champions on Saturday, but their coach said he was ready to walk away as recently as last September.       After leading South Africa to Rugby World...

England the latest favourites to suffer final shock

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

England's shock loss in the Rugby World Cup final was not the first occasion when a showpiece went dramatically against expectations.       England went into the Rugby World Cup final...

South Africa make history by doing the double

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

No team has ever won the Rugby Championship, or its previous incarnation the Tri Nations, and the World Cup in the same year until now.       South Africa made history on Saturday...

Can Rugby Championship winners South Africa make history by doing the double?

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

No team has ever won the Rugby Championship, or its previous incarnation the Tri Nations, and the World Cup in the same year.     South Africa stand on the brink of making history when they...

Rugby World Final Preview: England v South Africa

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa hope to harness a Rugby World Cup triumph by bringing the country together, but a strong England stand in their way.       Rassie Erasmus has called on South Africa to...

SANZAAR in talks to expand The Rugby Championship

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan and Fiji could be added to an expanded Rugby Championship, joining New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina in the annual southern hemisphere competition.     SANZAAR...

Eddie Jones names England team to play South Africa in final

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team to play South Africa in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final at Yokohama Stadium on Saturday 2 November.     Captain Owen Farrell will lead...

WATCH: The four tries shortlisted for the Try of the Year

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The contenders for the International Rugby Players (IRP) Try of the Year 2019 have been revealed, with the winner to be announced at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on 3 November.     Three...

England favourites for glory against Springboks, but shocks happen in finals

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England will be confident ahead of Saturday's Rugby World Cup final, but their great display against New Zealand is no guarantee of success.       England were stunning winners against...