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London Irish Sign Tongan International

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

London Irish have secured the services of Tonga international Steve Mafi who will join the club early in the 2019/20 season.     The Australian born second-row forward, who represented Australia...

Joe Tekori retires from international duty months before RWC

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Veteran Samoa forward Joe Tekori has announced his immediate retirement from international duty, less than two months from the start of the Rugby World Cup.     The 35-year-old announced...

Hendré Stassen facing four-year ban

4 weeks 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...

Jamie Cudmore named head coach of Canada Pacific Pride Academy

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Canada have announced that Jamie Cudmore has been named head coach of the new Pacific Pride Academy, a national high-performance men's rugby program. Canadian emerging for international competition...

Meet the new Springboks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the team announcement from Rassie Erasmus with his squad to face Australia on Saturday, he has confirmed an unfamiliar trio in the nation's matchday squad list.     We take...

2019/20 TOP 14 Fixtures Confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse will kick off their TOP14 defence with a visit to Bordeaux in the opening round of the 2019/20 season on 24 August 2019.   The opening round also sees Agen host Toulon, Montpellier travel...

Mitch Lees to leave Exeter Chiefs

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mitch Lees is to leave Exeter Chiefs and join French Top 14 side CA Brive ahead of the new 2019/20 season.   The 30-year-old Australian departs having spent the past five years at Sandy Park, where...

Steffon Armitage off to the MLR

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England star and Champions Cup winner, Steffon Armitage, is the latest player to sign to play in the USA as he joins the San Diego Legion in the MLR   San Diego Legion announces its first...

David Smith signs deal with Narbonne

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the signing of Sione Piukala and Venione Voretamaya, Fédérale 1 level club Narbonne have now acquired the signature of Samoan David Smith for...

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...