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URC round 16 Preview

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dragons RFC v DHL Stormers, Friday 7.35pm   It’s the final game of the season at Rodney Parade and there’s likely to be an added buzz about the place on the back of the Dragons’...

Henry Pollock wins U20 Award

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England U20 Men’s star Henry Pollock has been named the 2024 Under-20 Men’s Six Nations Player of The Championship.  19-year-old Pollock helped steer his country to their seventh Under-20...

United Rugby Championship Round 14 Preview

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ulster Rugby v Cardiff Rugby, Friday 7.35pm Cardiff boss Matt Sherratt has faced a welcome selection dilemma ahead of his team’s trip to Belfast. He’s had more numbers to choose from than...

Connacht squad named for Challenge Cup meeting with Benetton

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pete Wilkins has named his side for Sunday's EPCR Challenge Cup quarter-final against Benetton in Treviso. There are four changes from the side that beat Pau last week - with three of them due to...

All Black great Samuel Whitelock announces retirement from professional rugby

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samuel Whitelock has announced he will retire from all professional rugby at the end of the current club season in France where he is playing for Pau.The 35-year-old has called time on an illustrious professional...

TOP14 Review: Plenty still to play for as Spring break arrives

2 months ago by James Harrington

James Harrington examines the state of play in French rugby’s Top 14, after the 20th round of the season. Twenty rounds of the Top 14 season completed. Six to go, broken by the return of the Champions...

McFarland makes his first Premiership start for Saints

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Archie McParland will make his first start in the Gallagher Premiership when the league gets back underway this week, as Northampton Saints travel to Bristol Bears on Friday (22 March, kick-off:...