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Leicester Tigers Sign Powerhouse Tongan Winger Hosea Saumaki

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers have signed powerhouse Tongan international winger Hosea Saumaki.   The outside-back will join Tigers ahead of the 2021/22 season after five seasons in Japan, including three seasons...

Quade Cooper grateful for another Wallabies opportunity

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Veteran flyhalf Quade Cooper says he didn't expect to be back in the Wallabies environment and is grateful for the opportunity.    For the first time since 2017, Cooper is back in the Wallabies...

Blitzboks ready and able for Olympic charge

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team are ready to take on all comers in the Tokyo Stadium in the next three days, as the South Africans face Ireland, Kenya and USA in Pool C of the Rugby Sevens tournament at the...

Looking ahead to the first Test: SA vs B&I Lions

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

While it may be devoid of the of the passionate chants of the red-clad Lions supporters in the stands, while the bruising Springbok tackles won’t be met with hear the roars of their fans rising into...

NSW Waratahs confirm Ned Hanigan return

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ned Hanigan, currently contracted to Kurita Water Gush in the Japanese Top League, will return to the NSW Waratahs in 2022 after he finishes his commitments in Japan.       The 26-year-old...

Koroibete signs for Japan's Wild Knights

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Marika Koroibete is officially leaving Australian rugby and the Melbourne Rebels, with the star winger confirming his move to Japan on Friday.       The 2019 John Eales Medallist as...

Harry Mallinder to pursue playing opportunity in Japan

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints can today confirm that Harry Mallinder will be leaving the Club ahead of the 2021/22 season to pursue a playing opportunity in Japan.     The 25-year-old has scored 233...

Waratahs welcome back old stalwart

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dynamic back-rower Jed Holloway will once again play in the colours of the Waratahs after signing a new two-year deal with the club.    Holloway already has 58 Tahs caps to his name and has...

AWJ tells us what it means to him to be back

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lions skipper Alun Wyn Jones has taken some value out of the incident which nearly rendered him unavailable for the 2021 series in South Africa.    Jones dislocated his shoulder just 7 minutes...

Winners & Losers: British & Irish Lions First Test Squad

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland has named his side for the first Test against the Springboks and with it, the Lions boss has made some tough selection calls.   In fact, Gatland claims that this test 23 'was by...