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Former England Centre Jeremy Guscott calls for key law change that would have stopped South Africa winning the RWC

8 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England and Lions International Jeremy Guscott has outlined a way ahead for rugby to make the next World Cup an even greater spectacle after Japan's success in 2019.     The former...

Kolisi thanks South Africa for “unbelievable support” on Trophy Tour

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi thanked South Africans from all walks of life for coming out in their hundreds of thousands to congratulate the Boks on winning the Rugby World Cup in the last week.     The...

England to return to Japan in July 2020

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan Rugby has today confirmed the England men’s senior squad tour to Japan next July.   England will face the Brave Blossoms in a two-Test series in Oita (4 July) and Kobe (11 July).   The...

Sonny Bill Williams confirms league switch

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has given thanks to the New Zealand rugby community and fans following the announcement that he will leave New Zealand to play overseas.     34-year-old...

Pollard, De Jager undergo surgery for Rugby World Cup injuries

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok Rugby World Cup winners Handré Pollard and Lood de Jager are being treated for injuries sustained in the final victory over England in Yokohama, Japan, on Saturday.   Pollard...

Dylan Hartley retires from professional rugby

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England hooker and Northampton Saints' club legend Dylan Hartley has retired from professional rugby with immediate effect.     The 33-year-old hooker has been unable to recover from...

Scottish Rugby formally reprimanded and fined for Typhoon Hagibis comments

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

An Independent Disputes Committee has found that comments made by Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) representatives in relation to the potential impact of Typhoon Hagibis on Scotland’s Rugby World Cup 2019...

Rugby's elite in talks over new ring-fenced world championship

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby’s proposed 12-team Nations Championship was abandoned in June, however, according to a report by Matt Hughes in the Dailymail, the major nations are keen to build on the...

Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira announces retirement from international rugby

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok legend, Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira has announced his retirement from international rugby, confirmed the Springboks.   The 34-year-old veteran of 117 Tests...

Warren Gatland in the mix for All Blacks job on one condition

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby bosses have announced that a selection panel, which includes former World Cup-winning All Blacks coach Graham Henry, has been tasked with appointing the successor to Steven Hansen...