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The Falcons' talons are out for Cardiff Blues

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

People will be queuing up to see if Newcastle will begin their Challenge Cup campaign with the same gusto which they summoned to burst onto the scene in the Premiership. The Falcons face Cardiff Blues...

Monty Ioane to debut for Italy

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Bay of Plenty and Tasman Mako winger Monty Ioane will make his eagerly-awaited Italy debut in the Autumn Nations Cup on Saturday.   The Benetton winger became eligible last month and...

Italy change three for French Test

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Franco Smith has made three changes to his starting line-up for Italy’s final group game in the Autumn Nations Cup against France in Paris on Saturday.   The Azzurri are without Jake Polledri...

20 Year Old Italian Flyhalf Handed A Starting Debut Against Ireland

3 months ago by Ulitmate Rugby

20-year-old Benetton flyhalf Paolo Garbisi will make his test debut against Ireland on Saturday 24 October at Aviva Stadium.    The former u20 international has been a standout for...

No Parisse as Franco Smith names Italy training squad

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Franco Smith has named a 33-man training squad ahead of their Six Nations return later this month.   The Azzurri kick-start the resumption of this year’s Six Nations...

The New Look Tigers: How Leicester could line up when the Premiership returns

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  An influx and exodus of talent at Welford Road will see a very different looking side turn out for the Tigers once the Premiership resumes on Friday 14 August.   The Tigers' first tasks...

Leicester Tigers confirm the departure of five players including Manu Tuilagi

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers have confirmed the departure of five players including England centre Manu Tuilagi.   Leicester Tigers chief executive Andrea Pinchen confirmed that England stars Tuilagi and...

Ratti rewarded with Cardiff Blues contract

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

James Ratti has been rewarded for his impressive regional form with a new long-term contract at Cardiff Blues.   The 22-year-old second-row joined Cardiff RFC in the summer, after coming through...

Pools & schedule announced for World Rugby U20 Championship 2020

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The future stars of rugby will converge on Italy for the 13th edition of the World Rugby U20 Championship from 28 June to 18 July, 2020 after World Rugby and the Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR) announced...

Challenge Cup Round 5 Match Reports

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Terrific Toulon ease past Scarlets into quarter-finals     RC Toulon came from behind to beat Scarlets – and progress from Pool 2 to the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup.   The...