The “old school” Scotsman making his mark in west Wales

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Alex Craig is an “old school” rugby player enjoying a new lease of life.   The second row’s move to the Scarlets has seen him secure a return to the Scotland squad, with his fine...

Four uncapped players named in Springbok Women team against Spain

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok Women’s coach Louis Koen has included four uncapped players – two in the starting pack and two on the bench – when they play Spain in a one-off Test at Pepe Rojo Stadium in...

Six Nations record-breaker Lamaro living for the moment in Italian Rugby

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

As far as Michele Lamaro is concerned, the future has already arrived for Italian rugby. The inspirational flanker has just captained the Azzurri to their best ever Six Nations campaign, with wins over...

Japan League One Round 10 Review

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

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...

Wales finish bottom of Six Nations as Italy win in Cardiff

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales suffered the ignominy of a first Six Nations wooden spoon since 2003 after Italy posted a 24-21 victory over them in Cardiff. Not even George North’s farewell appearance before international...

Ireland Six Nations titles history

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It took Ireland until 2009 to win the Six Nations but they have since won five in total. Brian O’Driscoll inspired the 2009 Grand Slam, a first for the Men in Green in 61 years and only their second...

Ireland crowned Champions again

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland clinched the Guinness Men’s Six Nations with a hard-fought 17-13 win over Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Prop Andrew Porter scored the decisive try after Dan Sheehan had touched down in...

Ireland vs Scotland: Key moments

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland only narrowly defeated Scotland 17-13 at the Aviva Stadium to become back-to-back Six Nations Champions despite a late comeback from Scotland. Here are some Key Moments:   13' Sheehan...

Match Day Programme: Ireland vs Scotland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland had a big opportunity to become the first Six Nations side to record back-to-back Grand Slams but were reminded why such a feat is all but impossible after a stellar England performance in Twickenham...

Bonus points ‘promote positive rugby’ – Six Nations boss says format set to stay

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six Nations chief executive Tom Harrison insists bonus points are unlikely to be abandoned if it transpires that Ireland win this year’s tournament despite claiming fewer victories than England. England’s...