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Watkin and Beard sign new Ospreys deals

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales and Ospreys rising stars Owen Watkin and Adam Beard have committed their futures to the Liberty Stadium region after both signed new contracts.     Both players have emerged on...

38-man Scotland squad named for 2020 Six Nations

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stuart Hogg will lead Scotland in the 2020 Six Nations after Gregor Townsend confirmed his squad for the tournament.   British and Irish Lions full-back Stuart Hogg is a two-time championship player...

Former Springbok Assistant set to land test role

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Georgian national team are on the hunt for new head coach and their newest partnership with South African Rugby could produce Milton Haig's replacement.   In December last year, Georgia...

Pools & schedule announced for World Rugby U20 Championship 2020

3 days 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...

Cobus Reinach to leave Northampton Saints

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints can today confirm that scrum-half Cobus Reinach will leave the Club at the conclusion of the 2019/20 season.     The 29-year-old Springbok arrived at Franklin’s Gardens...

Adam Thomson joins Chiefs

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black Adam Thomson has signed a deal with the Chiefs two years after recovering from a spine injury.   The 37-year-old is one of eight replacement players training with...

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

4 days 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...

England complete coaching team ahead of 2020 Six Nations

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men's head coach Eddie Jones has completed his coaching team ahead of the 2020 Six Nations with the appoints of Simon Amor and Matt Proudfoot as his new assistant coaches.   Proudfoot and...

Japan continues to benefit from World Cup hype after record attendances in the Top League

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The hype from the Rugby World Cup has not died down in Japan with the Top League recording record attendances during the opening round of the competition on Sunday.   The season got off to a late...

Dan Carter stars in winning return to rugby after neck surgery

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks' great Dan Carter made a winning returning to rugby in the Top League on Sunday as he scored 18 points for current Top League champions Kobelco Steelers in his first game for a year.   The...