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Andy Ellis and Dan Carter Swansongs Cut Short

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black and Crusaders scrum-half Andy Ellis has confirmed his abrupt retirement from rugby after the remainder of the Japanese Top League was called off due to the global pandemic.   Ellis,...

French Rugby President Proposes Plan To Scrap Champions Cup For Club World Cup

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bernard Laporte, the president of the French Rugby Federation, revealed in an interview with Midi Olympique that he has plans for a six-week club competition to be held every year, featuring...

Former Scotland Scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw Set For Surprising Move

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw is set to leave Clermont at the end of the season with the club having already signed a replacement for Morgan Parra.   Parra and Laidlaw's contracts were both...

Japan's Top League Cancels The Remainder Of The Season

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan's top professional league, the Top League, has been cancelled the league organiser's confirmed on Monday. The remaining 42 matches have been called off to help stem the spread of the coronavirus...

Further postponements due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - Update

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

A number of games across multiple leagues have been impacted by the outbreak of the coronavirus.   Below you will see all the games postponed with the list being updated following the confirmation...

What games have been impacted by the Coronavirus

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A number of rugby matches around the world have already been impacted by the spread of the coronavirus.  The virus has claimed over 3,825 lives around the world and it is believed that there are more...

Matsushima to join Clermont from July 2020

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath has today confimed that Japan fullback/wing Kotaro Matsushima will join Clermont after the Top League 2020 season.   松島幸太朗「ASMクレルモン・オーヴェルニュ」への移籍のお知らせ!...

Top League Highlights: Suntory Sungoliath v Shining Arcs

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

From the outlook of the first half, it was easy to see that Suntory Sungoliath had the upper hand over their opponents, NTT Communications Shining Arcs. The second half proved to be a much more even affair...

Watch: Willie Le Roux's sublime performance in the opening round of the Top League

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Cup-winning fullback Willie Le Roux starred in his return to the Top League on Sunday despite his side narrowly losing 31-29 to Yamaha Jubilo.   Le Roux enjoyed a stint with Canon Eagles before...

Top League Highlights: Yamaha Jubilo Vs Toyota Verblitz

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Full time Yamaha Jublio 31 - 29 Toyota Verblitz. A close, well played match by both teams in this opening round of Top League 2020.