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URC Round 12 Preview

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Ospreys v Munster Rugby, Friday 7.35pm Opposing coaches Toby Booth and Graham Rowntree have been singing each other’s praises ahead of this crucial Swansea showdown between two play-off contenders. Their...

Women’s Six Nations: How teams can qualify for WXV, Women’s RWC 2025

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Marie-Marvingt, located inside the iconic Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, will double as the start line for the Guinness Women’s Six Nations 2024 this weekend. Ireland are Saturday’s...

Scotland's 1984 Grand Slam – Part one

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It’s perhaps little known, but Scotland won what could be considered de facto Grand Slams in 1933 and 1938. With France having been expelled from the Five Nations Championship after 1931 over...

EPCR round of 16 referee appointments

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With the knockout stages of European club rugby set to further intensify this weekend, EPCR can announce the referee appointments for the Heineken Champions Cup Round of 16 2nd leg fixtures as well as...

Steve Borthwick heads for New Zealand in a bid to build on England’s progress

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Borthwick will begin plotting New Zealand’s downfall this week as he looks to build on England’s encouraging end to the Guinness Six Nations. A stunning victory over Ireland in round...

Andy Farrell excited by chance to pit Ireland against ‘best’ side South Africa

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Andy Farrell is relishing a shot at the world’s best as Ireland pursue perfection after continuing their northern hemisphere domination with another Guinness Six Nations title. Ireland turn their...

Japan League One Round 10 Review

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Division One – Crowley off the mark as Honda fires up Mie Honda Heat has given ex-Italy coach Kieran Crowley his maiden win in Japan Rugby League One after a courageous 20-19 victory over fellow...

France beat England to second spot in Six Nations by edging thriller in Lyon

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England finished third in the Guinness Six Nations after a monster Thomas Ramos penalty in the final minute sent them spinning to a heartbreaking 33-31 defeat at Groupama Stadium. Steve Borthwick’s...

Four wins but defeat to England – How Ireland won the 2024 Guinness Six Nations

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Ireland retained the Guinness Six Nations title following victory over Scotland in Dublin. Here, the PA news agency looks at their route to another championship triumph. FRANCE 17 IRELAND 38 –...

Ireland secure back-to-back Six Nations titles with nervy win over Scotland

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Ireland became back-to-back Guinness Six Nations champions by crushing Scotland’s quest for a first Triple Crown in 34 years with a scrappy 17-13 win. Andy Farrell’s hosts were well below...