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Conor O’Shea tells Eddie Jones how he came up with ruckgate and reveals how Danny Care almost found out about the plan

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Conor O'Shea caused mayhem and forced a law change in 2017 when his Italian side stunned England with their 'ruckgate' tactics back in 2017.   Eddie Jones' side headed into the clash against Italy...

Inter-Pro Derbies Planned for August 22/23 - IRFU CEO

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The IRFU CEO Philip Browne has confirmed that inter-provincial derbies have been planned to kick-off on August 22/23 at the Aviva Stadium behind closed doors.   Rugby back on August 22/23, derbies...

How Irish rugby plan to return play from August 22 - report

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster v Munster, late August. Leinster v Saracens, September 12. Pro 14 Final a week later all in the pipeline as the Irish Times reports on how Ireland and Europe will get rugby back, all culminating...

The Talented Group Of Stars From The U20s Class Of 2008

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2008, Sixteen teams assembled in Wales for what was then dubbed as 'the inaugural IRB Junior World Championship 2008'.   The competition replaced the U21 IRB Junior World Championship...

Six Nations issue statement on “4 Nations” competition

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Six Nations has released a statement calling out the 'inaccurate' media speculation relating to the staging of a “4 Nations” competition in November that would exclude France and Italy.         This...

Keith Wood Denounces Kings, Cheetahs in Pro14

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland and Lions legend Keith Wood was scathing about the Cheetahs and Kings’ participation in the Pro 14 tournament.     Speaking on a podcast, Wood was honest and firm about his...

Pro14 plan for late August return

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Plans are being considered to resume the Pro14 season on 22 August following the global pandemic.   Discussions are being held over the tournament's future with games probably staged behind...

Italy's bid for a place in the Six Nations and their record since

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

On 6 May 1995, Italy continued their bid to join the Five Nations as they beat Ireland 22-12 in Treviso, their first success over any of the big eight countries.   Diego Dominguez kicked 17...

From a small town in Reporoa to a World Champion to a potential career ending injury to All Black captain | The Sam Cane Story

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Tuesday, Ian Foster made his first move as All Blacks' head coach by naming looseforward and Chiefs Captain Sam Cane as the new Captain of the All Blacks.   A natural leader, 28-year-old...

Kieran Read's successor as All Blacks captain has been confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks loose forward and Chiefs Captain Sam Cane has been named as the new Captain of the All Blacks.   The news was announced on SKY Sport's The Breakdown show tonight, with Cane succeeding...