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Saracens begin their Champions Cup defence in Paris

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Defending Champions Cup champions Saracens will begin their defence against Racing 92 at Paris La Défense Arena on Sunday, 17 November.   The Pool 4 confrontation is only one of a host of...

Pro D2 Preview: Perpignan vs Beziers

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following their relegation from the Top 14 last season after finishing at 14th place, Perpignan will kick off the Pro D2 on Thursday when they host Beziers at Stade Aime Giral.   With recruits such...

Argentina Name Rugby World Cup Squad

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Los Pumas head coach Mario Ledesma has confirmed his squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan.   Most of the squad helped the Jaguares to the Super Rugby Final this year with overseas based players...

Hendré Stassen facing four-year ban

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Français lock Hendre Stassen is facing a ban between two to four years after testing positive for a banned substance during a random screening.     According to Stade...

Nasi Manu named in Tonga's 31-man Pacific Nations Cup squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Returning cancer survivor and Benetton Treviso forward Nasi Manu headlines Tonga’s 31-man squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup.   The 31-year-old loose forward missed Benetton Treviso’s...

RC Toulon sign Italy captain Sergio Parisse following his departure from Stade Francais

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulon have continued to finalise their squad for next season and have been boosted by the signature of the most capped Italian international, Sergio Parisse.   Stade Francais confirmed, on Friday,...

Sergio Parisse to cut ties with Stade Francais

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Francais has confirmed that Italy captain Sergio Parisse will leave the club following 15 years at Stade Jean-Bouin.     📃Communiqué officiel - Vendredi 28 juin 2019#SFParis —...

Edinburgh sign South African scrumhalf Nic Groom

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edinburgh have continued to strengthen their squad ahead of next season with the signing of South African scrum-half, Nic Groom.   Groom, 29, joins from Super Rugby side Lions and brings a wealth...

James Haskell looks back on his illustrious career

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has put together a tribute to the former England back-rower James Haskell following his decision to retire from professional rugby.   A charismatic and entertaining personality, Haskell will...

Former France Captain Retires

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former France captain and hooker Dimitri Szarzewski has announced his retirement from all rugby due to the effects of an accumulation of injuries.   "All these years, I haven't been saved from injuries,...