Simon Hammersley to retire at the end of the season

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sale Sharks can today confirm that full-back Simon Hammersley will leave the club and retire from rugby at the end of the current season to pursue a career outside the sport.     The 29-year-old...

Scotland A to play competitive fixture this June vs Chile

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland A will play a competitive fixture this June when they take on Chile in the first match of the 2022 summer tour, ahead of the three-test series in Argentina.     The match will...

Tom Youngs announces retirement from rugby

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tom Youngs has confirmed his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.     The 35-year-old retires after making 215 appearances for Leicester Tigers, as well as gaining 28...

Trinder leaves Kingsholm for France

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester Rugby can today confirm that Henry Trinder will leave Gloucester Rugby to take up an opportunity to play for RC Vannes in France.     Trinder, 31, has been an incredible...

6 Players Returning to their old Premiership Clubs

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

When the whistle blows at Twickenham Stoop on Friday, it will have been 159 days since the last Premiership Rugby game, the longest hiatus ever between Premiership matches.       Harlequins...

Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another busy week in the player market this week with the major announcement of Beauden Barrett's move to Japan next year.   We recap some of the biggest moves of the week as well as some of...

South Africa recruit Saracens Head of Athletic Performance

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Edwards, the experienced Saracens Strength and Conditioning coach, has been appointed as the new Head of Athletic Performance for the Springboks.   SA Rugby confirmed on Friday that Edwards...

Oupa Mohoje signs a contract extension at the Cheetahs

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Cheetahs have confirmed that 29-year-old flanker Oupa Mohoje’s contract has been extended until 31 May 2021.     The experienced Mohoje captained the South African A side...

Could Other Nations Follow New Zealand In Launching Or Re-Launching International 'A' Teams?

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Tuesday, New Zealand Rugby revealed that there will be a new high-performance team that will assemble this year and undertake a mini-tour of Northern Hemisphere venues. The new side dubbed the...

Alan Dickens named head coach of England Under 20s

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints defence coach Alan Dickens has been appointed as the new head coach of England Under 20 side with immediate effect.     Dickens, 43, is a former Sale Sharks, Leeds Tykes,...