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Keith Wood Denounces Kings, Cheetahs in Pro14

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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...

Sir Clive Woodward slams Pacific Nations for backing Bill Beaumont and takes aim at 'shameful' behaviour of Six Nations

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former World Cup-winning England coach Sir Clive Woodward has blasted nations for their handling of the World Rugby Chairman elections.   Woodward took exception to Fiji and Samoa for their...

Japan set to become a Tier 1 Nation

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan are set to become a Tier One Nation according to a report by Japanese publication Nikkei.com.   According to the report by the Nikkei,  Bill Beaumont has made a promise to the Japan...

Pichot or Beaumont - How the Unions are expected vote or have voted already

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The votes are in and the new Chairman of World Rugby will be announced on 12 May 2020.   We have broken down who has voted for Sir Bill Beaumont and Agustin Pichot with some of the...

No Home Tests An Increasing Possibility For Argentina In 2020

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina face the likelihood of not playing a single test match on home soil in 2020 due to the global pandemic.   According to Americas Rugby News, the Responses to the pandemic means that...

THROWBACK: When Bryan Habana scored a hattrick against the All Blacks in a STAR STUDDED Barbarians team

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A hat-trick of tries by Springbok Bryan Habana inspired the Barbarians to only their second-ever win over New Zealand back in 2009.   The star-studded side coached by former Springbok coach Nick...