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Liam Polwart forced into premature retirement

23 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

24-year-old Chiefs hooker and former All Blacks Under 20s starter Liam Polwart has announced he is retiring from rugby following ongoing issues with concussion.     Polwart was missing...

2020 Six Nations referee appointments announced

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for the men’s Six Nations 2020 as the road to Rugby World Cup 2023 begins in earnest for the world’s top referees. The selection,...

Conor O'Shea joins the RFU as Director of Performance Rugby

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

England have confirmed that former Italy head coach Conor O’Shea will join the Rugby Football Union (RFU) as Director of Performance Rugby next year.  O’Shea will be responsible for the...

Pro 14 - Round 7 Preview

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

After two rounds of outstanding Champions Cup rugby, we now shift our focus back to the Guinness PRO14 which is already heading into Round 7. Sit back, relax and let us take you through how the competition...

Best and Brits set for final farewells at the Principality

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Barbarians squad as has joined up in Cardiff to prepare for the final match of their November tour.   Three legends of the game will be preparing to say different farewells in Wales this week.   Ireland’s...

Saints defence coach to head up England u20s

2 weeks 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,...

Franco Smith appointed as Italy interim coach

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy have announced that former Cheetahs coach Franco Smith will coach the side for the 2020 Six Nations while they search for Conor O'Shea's permanent replacement.   O'Shea left his role with...

Monday Morning Round Up

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Joseph drops out of All Blacks race & re-signs with Japan     The Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) has today announced that coach Jamie Joseph has signed a new deal with Japan, taking...

O’Shea steps down as Italy coach

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Conor O’Shea has officially brought his stint in charge of Italy to an end after Italian Rugby announced that he would vacate his role with immediate effect.   The Irishman was appointed as...

Challenge Cup - Round 1 Reports

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Worcester launch Challenge Cup campaign with bonus point win   Worcester Warriors got their Challenge Cup campaign off to the perfect start after a commanding 57-14 success over Enisei-STM in...