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Waist-high tackling one of six laws that could be adopted at the next Rugby World Cup

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby have stated that a host of Law changes, including waist-high tackling, could be implemented by the time the next Rugby World Cup in 2023 comes around should their trials be successful.   Six...

Japan crowned World Rugby U20 Trophy champions

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

On a thrilling final day of the World Rugby U20 Trophy in São José dos Campos, Brazil, Japan have beaten Portugal in a last gasp victory to be crowned 2019 champions and secure promotion...

England men’s U20 head coach Steve Bates to leave RFU

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

After joining in 2017 the former Wasps scrum-half, who was capped for England, has decided to explore other exciting rugby related opportunities, confirmed RFU in a statement.   Bates has spent...

Tom de Glanville signs senior contract with Bath Rugby

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tom de Glanville has joined the growing contingent of homegrown players in Bath Rugby’s first team squad, committing his long-term future to the Club by signing his first senior contract.     Born...

World Rugby is considering a reduction in subs among other law trial proposals for the next World Cup cycle

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby's Law Review Group (LRG) will meet in London today, Thursday 26 June, and tomorrow to discuss potential player welfare-based law amendments for the next Rugby World Cup cycle.   The...

France win back-to-back World Rugby U20 Championship titles

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

France have successfully defended their World Rugby U20 Championship title, beating Australia 24-23 in the final in Rosario, Argentina on Saturday.   The future of French rugby looks to be in safe...

WRAP UP: U20 World Championship - Final

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

France retained their World Rugby U20 Championship title beating Australia by a single point on the final day of the competition while South Africa picked up the bronze medal and Scotland got relegated.   Here...

France edge Australia to win back to back U20 titles

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

France claimed a single point victory over Australia to retain the World Rugby U20 Championship thanks largely to the boot of Louis Carbonel who just missed one of his six shots at goal.   The Junior...

England defeat Ireland at World Rugby U20 Championship

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England will face Wales in the fifth-place final on Saturday at the World Rugby U20 Championship after sealing a 30-23 victory over Ireland in Rosario, Argentina.   They will take on Wales, who...

Roux disappointed as Junior Boks go down in U20 Champsionship semi-final

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux was bitterly disappointed on Monday as his team went down 20-7 against France in the World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final at the Racecourse Stadium in Rosario, which...