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Team News: Racing 92 and La Rochelle receive midfield boost

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Racing 92 and La Rochelle have announced their teams for the all-French Champions Cup semi-final on Sunday at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.   Racing 92 have made five changes to their starting XV...

‘Global rugby union tournament is only way to save the smaller nations’

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Global rugby chiefs agreed in principle to back plans for a new biennial world championship — and were immediately presented with the consequences of failing to deliver the competition, writes TheTimes.     The...

Unions in talks about massive shake-up of international rugby scene

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A massive development is in the pipeline with regard to the international rugby scene.    The proposed idea of the Nations Championship – a competition involving twelve teams (England,...

A history of penalty shootouts in rugby

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday's Champions Cup quarter-final between Munster and Toulouse produced a rare occurrence in rugby as the game had to be decided on a shootout.    While knock out games in football...

31-strong Black Ferns squad named for home June Test series

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Months out from Rugby World Cup 2021 playing in 2022, New Zealand rugby fans get their first taste of Black Ferns action with the Pacific Four Series squad named today.Black Ferns coaches Wayne Smith,...

World Rugby announces international match official appointments

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has confirmed the match official appointments for the men’s 15s internationals to be played in June and July.     A total of 22 match officials representing nine nations...

Johnson-Holmes re-signs with Waratahs and Australian Rugby

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs are proud to announce that Harry Johnson-Holmes has penned a contract extension that will keep him on home soil until the end of the 2024.The 25-year-old made a remarkable...

EPCR Round of 16 referee appointments

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the knockout stages of European club rugby set to further intensify this weekend, EPCR can announce the referee appointments for the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 2nd leg fixtures as well as...

Rowntree to be confirmed as new Munster Rugby head coach

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Graham Rowntree is set to be confirmed as the new head coach at Munster Rugby, according to the Limerick Leader.   The current forward's coach at the Province has reportedly accepted the...

Wales confirm 2022 Autumn Nations Series fixtures

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales begin their 2022/23 season on Saturday 5th November against the All Blacks in what will be the 37th meeting between the two sides.     Los Pumas return to Cardiff on Saturday 12th November,...