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How The URC Shields & Champions Cup Qualification Works

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The regional pools that form part of the United Rugby Championship format will be known as ‘Shields’ and the winners of each will presented with a shield trophy at the end of the season.   The...

2021/22 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup fixtures announced

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

European Professional have annonced the fixtures for the 2021/22 Champions Cup and Challenge Cup.     Toulouse, who secured an historic double of Heineken Champions Cup and TOP 14 successes...

Premiership Rugby Ins And Outs

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

BATH RUGBY Ins: Will Butt (academy), Arthur Cordwell (academy), Johannes Jonker (Ealing Trailfinders), D’Arcy Rae (Glasgow Warriors), Kieran Verden (academy), Jaco Coetzee (The Stormers), Danny...

Joe Schmidt to step down from World Rugby role

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby can confirm that Joe Schmidt has decided to leave the organisation at the end of the year to spend more time at home in New Zealand with his family.       The former Ireland...

Lions omission still haunts Sexton

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Legendary Irish flyhalf Johnny Sexton has confessed that being overlooked for the 2021 Lions tour will stay with him forever.    Sexton, who turned 36 in July, is back training with Leinster...

United Rugby Championship Fixtures Unveiled

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

After great anticipation, the URC have revealed all 144 regular season match-ups as South Africa’s top clubs take to the field against the Celtic and Italian nations in a global first for rugby.   Building...

Leinster unveil new European kit

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster Rugby has today revealed the new adidas European kit ahead of the 2021/22 season.   The new adidas European Leinster Rugby shirt features an Ogham graphic and gold branding representing...

Paul Gustard speaks following shock Harlequins exit

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Paul Gustard has broken his silence following his unexpected Harlequins exit back in January of this year.     The 45-year-old left the club by mutual consent in order to "enable him...

Explainer: The 50:22, Goal line drop-out & the other new law variations and how they work

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby Championship officially kicks off this weekend right off the back of the British and Irish Lions series and with it comes the introduction of the new law variation for test rugby this year.   The...