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Fekitoa Switching International Allegiance

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks midfielder Malakai Fekitoa is switching his international rugby allegiance to Tonga.     The 29-year-old is one of four former New Zealand and Australian internationals who...

Fotu Lokotui joins PROD2 bound Agen

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Top 14 club Agen have begun planning their route back to the French top division with the signing of Tongan international Fotu Lokotui.   Having not won a single Top 14 game this season, Agen have...

Connacht sign Tongan international Leva Fifita

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby have confirmed the signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita. Fifita joins from French side Grenoble where he has made 65 appearances in four seasons with the club, having previously...

Connacht to sign Tongan international Leva Fifita

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby are set to sign Tongan International Leva Fifita according to Reports in French media.   Fifita had been offered a two-year contract extension by Grenoble but it’s suggested...

13 new caps named in Samoa's squad to face Maori All Blacks, Tonga

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Thirteen new caps have been included in the Manu Samoa rugby squad to play the Māori All Blacks and Tonga in June and July.   Leinster bound prop Michael Alaalatoa will captain the 31-man squad...

Matches unveiled with festival of All Blacks, Maori and Pasifika rugby in July

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

An epic festival of All Blacks, Māori and Pasifika rugby matches has been confirmed for Aotearoa / New Zealand this July with the All Blacks, Māori All Blacks, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa all...

World Rugby and unions confirm men’s July test schedule

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A strong revised programme of men’s test matches is set to take place in July after all unions and World Rugby agreed to a revised schedule within the existing window.   Twenty-five of the...

Scarlets and Wales hooker Ryan Elias signs new deal

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hooker Ryan Elias has become the latest Wales international to sign a new deal with the Scarlets.   Hailing from Carmarthen, the 26-year-old is one of a number of home-grown products in the Scarlets...

Warren Gatland announces coaching staff for 2021 Lions tour

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland has announced his coaching staff for the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa.   After much uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it was finally decided that...

'Fekitoa is more likely to play than not to play' for Tonga, ‘very slim chance' for Piutau

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga national coach Toutai Kefu has provided an update on the chances of Charles Piutau and Malakai Fekitoa potentially playing for Tonga.   The pair, who have played test rugby for the All Blacks,...