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Six Nations Countdown: Italy end 7 year drought of victories

19 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the main talking points of the 2022 Six Nations competition was Italy’s right to participate in the Championship after a truly abysmal run of results that, many felt, was bad for the tournament’s...

South Africa to host next two World Rugby U20 Championships

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa will host the next two editions of the World Rugby U20 Championship, in 2023 and 2024, the global governing body and SA Rugby confirmed on Thursday, while Kenya was awarded the World Rugby...

DHL Stormers coach Dobson on the delights of touring

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

John Dobson is delighted with the challenge of the BKT United Rugby Championship, and that delight is not exclusive to the on-field battles. Dobson is loving the cultural experience that so few get to...

England men's U20 to play in returning World Rugby U20 Championship

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men’s U20 will compete in the World Rugby U20 Championship, which returns for the first time since 2019 following COVID-forced cancellations. The tournament features the world’s...

Six Nations Countdown: Throwback to 'Ruckgate'

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The year was 2017 and an Italian team marched into Twickenham with a noteworthy trick up their sleeves.   Some shrewd examination of the laws by the Italian coaching staff rendered a curious loophole...

EPCR has received a citing complaint against Piers Francis

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Francis is alleged to have tackled Glasgow centre, Sione Tuipulotu, in a dangerous manner in the 42nd minute of the match in contravention of Law 9.13.The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner,...

France name 36-player squad for the 2023 U20s Six Nations

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

France U20s have named 36 players for the Under-20s Six Nations starting from January 25, 2023.     "After using 43 players in last season's Six Nations Tournament, we have decided to...

Ireland Squad Named For 2023 Guinness Six Nations Championship

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Ireland Coaching Team have named a 37-man squad for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations Championship, which kicks off with an away trip to Cardiff to face Wales on Saturday, 4th February. In...

Jones backed for instant impact on long-anticipated Wallabies return

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones will make an immediate impact on his return to Australia, for which "there was always writing on the wall", according to former England captain Chris Robshaw.   Jones was dismissed by...

Murphy Names Ireland U20 Squad For Six Nations

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head Coach Richie Murphy has today named a 32-man Ireland squad, sponsored by PwC, for the upcoming 2023 U20 Six Nations, including seven players who were involved in last year’s...