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Gatland to be confirmed as the Lions head coach

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British & Irish Lions are set to confirm Wales' Grand Slam winning head coach Warren Gatland as their head coach for their 2021 tour to South Africa on Wednesday.   Gatland is set to lead...

Stuart Hogg backs Warren Gatland for Lions job

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg has welcomed reports that Warren Gatland will coach the Lions in South Africa in two years' time.     Stuart Hogg believes Warren Gatland has earned a third...

The British and Irish Lions move swiftly to sign Warren Gatland - reports

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British and Irish Lions are set to announce Warren Gatland as their head coach for the 2021 tour to South Africa according to the Telegraph.   Gatland is set to become the first coach to lead...

Steve Hansen the next Lions coach?

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having helped the All Blacks to back to back World Cup titles, one as the assistant coach and one as the head coach,  Steve Hansen will finish his remarkable stint with the team after the World Cup...

Former Welsh centre reveals Lions game plan for 2005 tour to NZ

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Welsh centre Tom Shanklin has revealed the British and Irish Lions game plan during their 2005 series against the All Blacks which includes instructions to 'win the Bully contest' and target the...

Lions tour helps NZ provincial sides to record surplus

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Last year's British and Irish Lions tour has contributed to solid financial results by New Zealand's provincial rugby unions.   The Mitre 10 Cup rugby unions built on a record-setting performance...

Former Wales Captain Calls Time On Illustrious Career

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Blues, Wales and British & Irish Lion flanker Sam Warburton, OBE, has called timed on his illustrious rugby career.   Capped 74 times by Wales and a further five by the British &...

Jared Payne forced into retirement

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland and Ulster utility back Jared Payne, 32, has been forced to retire from playing professional rugby after he was unable to sufficiently recover from a head injury sustained while on tour with the...

Warburton set to miss 6 Nations

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sam Warburton is set to be out of action for 6 months & miss the 2018 6 Nations after undergoing "proactive" knee surgery. It was hoped Warburton would return to action this month for Cardiff Blues...

Player Focus: The Blues new talisman Stephen Perofeta

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the departure of Piers Francis and Ihaia West the Blues will have three youngsters battling it out for no.10 jersey in the likes of Stephen Perofeta, Otere Black and Bryn Gatland next season.    Tana...