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Alldritt ruled out of Six Nations Round 1 clash

13 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hard-running French number 8 Gregory Alldritt has been ruled out of France’s Six Nations opener against Italy on 6 February.   Alldritt sustained an injury in training and is set to be replaced...

Ramos out, Rattez in

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

France and Toulon winger Thomas Ramos has withdrawn from the French Six Nations squad and will be replaced by Vincent Rattez.     Rattez, who has notched up 8 test caps since 2017, started...

Blair Kinghorn pens new Edinburgh deal

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edinburgh and Scotland outside back Blair Kinghorn celebrated his 24th birthday in style today with a new contract extension with his hometown team.   Kinghorn first signed professional terms off...

Former All Black Tamati Ellison joins Crusaders coaching group

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders have confirmed the appointment of a fifth coach for the 2021 Sky Super Rugby season, with former All Black and Hurricanes utility, Tamati Ellison, joining the squad today. Ellison will fill...

CVC's Six Nations deal approved by French Board

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The French Rugby Federation (FFR) announced on Saturday that its has approved a private equity firm's investment in the Six Nations.   CVC Capital Partners will take a 14.3% stake in the annual...

Duncan Weir returns to Glasgow Warriors

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland fly-half Duncan Weir will return to his first professional club this summer, after putting pen to paper on a long-term deal with Glasgow Warriors.   It marks a homecoming for the 29-year-old,...

Six Nations unions set for a much-needed cash boost

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Six Nations is set for a much-needed cash boost with the sale of 14.5 per cent of their commercial rights for £365million to CVC Capital partners to be completed later this month.   According...

Galthie names 37-man squad for 2021 Six Nations

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

France has named a 37-man squad which sees Racing 92 winger Taofifenua being rewarded for his eight tries in 11 matches this season while centre Delbouis, 21, has also been selected ahead of Les Bleus’...

Laporte has no doubts over Six Nations despite new COVID-19 strain

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Less than a month before the Six Nations is due to start, Bernard Laporte is in no doubt that the competition will go ahead.     French Rugby Federation (FFR) president Bernard Laporte says...

Wales captain Jones 'very confident' of being fit for Six Nations opener

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Alun Wyn Jones, the most capped Test player of all time, expects to captain Wales in their first match of the Six Nations in Cardiff.     Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones is "very confident"...