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Pools & schedule announced for World Rugby U20 Championship 2020

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The future stars of rugby will converge on Italy for the 13th edition of the World Rugby U20 Championship from 28 June to 18 July, 2020 after World Rugby and the Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR) announced...

Alan Dickens named head coach of England Under 20s

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints defence coach Alan Dickens has been appointed as the new head coach of England Under 20 side with immediate effect.     Dickens, 43, is a former Sale Sharks, Leeds Tykes,...

Saints defence coach to head up England u20s

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Alan Dickens has been appointed England men U20s head coach.   Dickens joins the Rugby Football Union from Northampton Saints where he was most recently defence coach for the Premiership side. Dickens,...

RUNY sign Ireland u20 lock Cormac Daly

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby United New York have added more Irish influence to their side with the addition of under-20 international lock Cormac Daly. At just 21 years old, the 6’6″ (1.98m) athlete is only just...

World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year nominees announced

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three countries are represented in the nominees for the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year 2019 award.     The nominees for this prestigious award, now in its fifth year, are Joe...

Weekend Round Up

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sekope Kepu to retire from International Rugby at the end of 2019     Wallabies veteran Sekope Kepu has today announced he will retire from international rugby at the end of 2019 following...

NRC wrap: Thrilling draw, gritty fightbacks highlight opening round of competition

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

A thrilling draw, amazing fightbacks and glimpses of stars of the future - the opening round of the NRC had something for everyone as the Super Saturday quadruple-header played out across the country.   NSW...

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

1 year 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

1 year 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 year 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...