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Anayi: South African Entry Has Strengthened URC & Europe

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s been a pretty eventful eight years since Martin Anayi took over as chief executive of what is now the BKT United Rugby Championship. “It’s eight years and three children for me!”...

URC Preview: Scarlets v Bulls

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

At Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, 7.35pm Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU, 86th league game) Assistant: Adam Jones, Ben Breakspear (both WRU) TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)   Overall URC head-to-head record:...

Welsh International Wainwright Firing Again After Move To URC

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having moved to the United Rugby Championship, Welsh international Sam Wainwright is firing again in more ways than one. After making a memorable Test debut in the historic victory over the Springboks...

Where To Watch URC Round 13

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27   Ulster v DHL Stormers Kingspan Stadium, Belfast – KO 19.35 IRE & UK / 20.35 ITA / 21.35 SA Live on: BBC NI, RTÉ, SuperSport, Viaplay, Premier Sports, Discovery...

Wales name 37-player squad for the 2023 Six Nations

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales senior men’s head coach Warren Gatland has named a 37 player squad for the 2023 Guinness Six Nations campaign. Ken Owens will captain the squad for the championship. Wyn Jones, Dewi Lake...

Pool stage ramps up with knockout stage spots secured

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Seven teams bagged their places in the EPCR Challenge Cup knockout stage amid an enthralling Round 3 last weekend.   Cardiff Rugby, RC Toulon, Connacht Rugby, Bristol Bears, Glasgow Warriors,...

United Rugby Championship R12 Wrap-Up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

GLASGOW SEE OFF THE CHAMPIONS AS LEINSTER SURVIVE SCARE   A second try of the match from Argentine wing Sebastián Cancelliere in the final play secured a bonus point 24-17 victory for Glasgow...

Five Players to Watch in the URC this weekend

2 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...

Preview: Cardiff v Scarlets

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Rugby Thomas Young and Josh Turnbull are sat first and second in the tackle charts this season, having made 154 and 124 respectively. 44% of Young’s tackles have been low (below the waist) Showing...

Scarlets team to play Cardiff

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets have made four changes to their starting line-up for Saturday’s BKT United Rugby Championship round 12 clash with Cardiff Rugby at the Arms Park (17:15; Viaplay).   The West Walians...