Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another busy week in the player market this week with the major announcement of Beauden Barrett's move to Japan next year.   We recap some of the biggest moves of the week as well as some of...

Top Stories of the Week

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Beauden Barrett joins an illustrious group of players to join Suntory Sungoliath     Beauden Barrett's move to Japanese side Suntory Sungoliath sees the All Black playmaker join an...

Why Beauden Barrett will still be able to play for the All Blacks in 2021

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A move to away from New Zealand would normally rule a player out of All Black selection but that is not the case with Beauden Barrett's move to Japan with the All Black and Blues' playmaker signing...

Bristol secure new scrum coach in ex-Scotland international

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bristol Bearshave announced that they have secured the services of former Scotland international prop Alasdair Dickinson.   Dickinson enjoyed a decorated career which involved 58 caps for Scotland...

Gloucester confirm two re-signings and eight departures

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester have today confirmed the eight players that will leave the club with two players committing their future to the club.   Gloucester has confirmed that three players...

Most Capped Test XV between 2000 and 2009

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The best of the best of 2000s, we take a look at the most capped Test Team of the 2000s.   1. Andrea Lo Cicero Vaina - Italy, 78   A long time front-row partner of Martín Castrogiovanni,...

Former Scotland forward Tim Swinson to retire at end of the season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland and Glasgow Warriors second-row Tim Swinson has decided to call time on his career at the age of 33.   "It's a hard goodbye to the game I've played for the last 14 years," Swinson wrote...

Andy Farrell's International Debut

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andy Farrell, current coach of the Ireland national team and father of incumbent England captain Owen, is capped at international level for rugby league and union.   In 2005, Farrell announced his...

Pro14 plan for late August return

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Plans are being considered to resume the Pro14 season on 22 August following the global pandemic.   Discussions are being held over the tournament's future with games probably staged behind...

Clerc warns promising France have much to learn before World Cup

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France showed their promise during the Six Nations, but Vincent Clerc warned to expect "ups and downs" from a young team.     Vincent Clerc is excited by the potential a youthful France...