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Six Nations Countdown: We Select A Six Nations All-Star Squad of 23

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the 2023 Six Nations imminent, we’re counting down the days until the action hits the turf of Europe’s hallowed grounds. To mark 23 days until things kick off, we’ve picked an all-star...

Tom Curry set to miss England’s first two games

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sale Rugby director Alex Sanderson has confirmed that back-rower Tom Curry will miss England’s first two games. Curry, who has won 45 caps, was hurt during Sale’s Premiership...

Italy name training squad ahead of 2023 Six Nations

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Kieran Crowley has named a 34-man training squad ahead of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations.        The squad are set to meet for a camp in Verona between...

Scotland to play four RWC 2023 warm-up Tests

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland will play four Test matches next summer in preparation for the Rugby World Cup 2023, with three of those games taking place at BT Murrayfield.     Starting with...

URC Round 6 Rescheduled Fixtures to take place next month

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The United Rugby Championship can confirm that the Round 6 fixtures that were postponed in October will now take place at the end of next month.   Those games, the Sharks v Ulster and Lions...

England men's U20 Elite Player Squad announced for 2023

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men’s U20 head coach Alan Dickens has named his 32-man Elite Player Squad for the 2023 campaign, ahead of the Under-20 Six Nations starting next month.   The squad includes eight...

Five Players to Watch in the URC this weekend

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hacjivah Dayimani (DHL Stormers)   His surname means “diamond” in Zulu and the 25-year-old No 8 is certainly a jewel in the crown of the URC champions. He was inspired to take up rugby...

The Rugby Life of Franco Smith, A Man Made for the URC

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

There are few people better equipped to operate amid the multi-faceted diversity of the BKT United Rugby Championship than Franco Smith. Here’s a man who played and coached in his homeland of South...

Sexton's Six Nations participation cast into doubt as Leinster confirm surgery

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton might face a race to be fit in time to feature in the Six Nations after it was confirmed he will undergo surgery on a facial injury.   The captain, who has played for his...

Refereeing appointments confirmed for 2023 Six Nations

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2023 Guinness Six Nations have released the refereeing appointments for next year's clashes.   Karl Dickson will be the man in the middle for the opening match while New Zealander James...