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On this day in 2007: Warren Gatland appointed Wales boss

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The New Zealander led Wales to Six Nations Grand Slam success the following year. Warren Gatland was appointed Wales head coach on this day in 2007 as Welsh rugby looked to rebuild following their early...

Internationals return for derby day fixture between Gloucester and Bath at Kingsholm

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All of Gloucester Rugby's Rugby World Cup contingent are back at Kingsholm and straight into the matchday squad for tomorrow's Gallagher Premiership fixture against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm tomorrow night. It's...

New faces join the Highlanders squad for 2024

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders will usher into the fold a swag of new players for the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific competition. Some have already made brief appearances last season such as halfback Nathan Hastie, loose...

Welsh rugby still has deep-rooted issues that need to be sorted – Alun Wyn Jones

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 38-year-old announced his international retirement in May as the world’s most capped player with 170 appearances. Alun Wyn Jones hopes Wales making the last eight of the Rugby World Cup in France...

Newcomer De Beer Aims for More Derby Success

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having had a wet, windy and winning first taste of a Welsh derby in the BKT URC, new Cardiff Rugby fly-half Tinus de Beer is hoping for different conditions and a different style of game this weekend -...

Men’s Rugby World Cup 2023 – the numbers game

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a closer look at the stats behind some of the best individual performances during the tournament in France. All manner of records were broken at Rugby World Cup 2023, culminating in South Africa...

On this day in 2011: Graham Henry steps down as New Zealand coach

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The announcement came eight days after the All Blacks lifted the Webb Ellis Cup on home soil. World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry stepped down from his role in charge of New Zealand on this day in 2011. The...

All Blacks drop to third in World Rugby Men’s Rankings

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We run through all the changes following South Africa’s 12-11 victory in the final of Men’s Rugby World Cup 2023 plus round-up the results from the latest round of matches in the Rugby Europe...

5 standout matches of the Rugby World Cup finals in France

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Reigning champions South Africa take on fellow three-time winners New Zealand in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final. Here, the PA news agency picks out five of the standout matches of a memorable...

Quotes of the Tournament - 'Sport can be cruel sometimes - I guess that's why we love it'

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

"I am very powerful but I do not yet control the weather. It is a bit above my pay grade."Argentina head coach Michael Cheika on whether he wanted rain for their semi-final "I made a little joke saying...