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French Rugby President Proposes Plan To Scrap Champions Cup For Club World Cup

9 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bernard Laporte, the president of the French Rugby Federation, revealed in an interview with Midi Olympique that he has plans for a six-week club competition to be held every year, featuring...

Lions Legend Sir Ian McGeechan Names His Lions XV

13 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lions legend Sir Ian McGeechan has named his Lions XV that should face the Springboks in 2021 and doesn't believe Wales skipper Alun Wyn should make the starting XV, but feels he still has a huge...

Scotland rugby great Dougie Morgan dies

14 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scottish rugby is in mourning after the death of Dougie Morgan, a long-time servant to the national team as a player, coach and manager.       Former Scotland captain Dougie Morgan,...

Lions Legends - Martin Johnson

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The year was 2001, the place; Parc des Princes in Paris. Stade Francais had formed an attacking maul approaching Leicester’s 22m line in the Heineken Cup final. Stade Francais’s number 8, Christophe...

Ultimate Rugby's Pick of Full Games To Relive

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

With all LIVE sport on hold worldwide, we picked out a number of classic matches to look back at enjoy this weekend.     We have picked out a number of games from multiple eras, competitions...

The Favourite To Lead The British and Irish Lions In 2021

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bookmakers have revealed their favourite to captain the Lions 2021 on their tour to South Africa.     Alun-Wyn Jones is a traditional favourite of Warren Gatland having handed Jones the...

Api Ratuniyarawa signs contract extension with Saints

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints can today announce that Fijiian international Api Ratuniyarawa has signed a new contract to stay at Franklin’s Gardens.     A superb ball carrier, expert at getting...

Cheslin Kolbe came through so much – Van Niekerk reflects on Springboks' 'amazing' Rugby World Cup triumph

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup was a spark to encourage Wayde van Niekerk to achieve "great things" on behalf of South Africa. Wayde van Niekerk says it was "an amazing inspiration" to see South Africa win the Rugby...

Highs and Lows: Eddie Jones' England coaching tenure

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at the best and worst moments of Eddie Jones' England tenure following his contract extension.     Eddie Jones has the best win ratio of any England coach, but the biggest...

Jones pursuing perfection & lasting legacy with England

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones admits he will probably be walking away as a Rugby World Cup winner in three years if England live up to his lofty expectations.     It was announced on Thursday that the...