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Friday Morning Round Up

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six legends to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame   World Rugby has announced that six legends of the game in Richie McCaw (New Zealand), Shiggy Konno (Japan), Os du Randt (South Africa),...

Sam Warburton reveals that he almost left the 2017 Lions tour ahead of the second test

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former British & Irish Lions and Wales captain Sam Warburton has revealed that a phone call to his mom stopped him from quitting the team during their the 2017 tour to New Zealand.     The...

Aki Seiuli signs for Glasgow Warriors

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Glasgow Warriors have today confirmed the signing of Aki Seiuli on a two-year deal, subject to visa and medical.     A product of Timaru Boys High School, Seiuli made his debut for the...

Weekend Round Up

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

USA name 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup     The USA has officially announced the 31-player squad for Rugby World Cup Japan 2019.     Head Coach Gary Gold has named...

Smith delighted as Free Staters taste Currie Cup glory

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith was a delighted man after his team survived a strong second-half fightback from the Xerox Golden Lions – in front of a passionate crowd of close to 39,000 fans...

Bok Prop Nyakane expected to be fit for World Cup opener

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A knee sprain sustained in South Africa's win over Japan on Friday will not stop Trevor Nyakane being ready for the Rugby World Cup.     South Africa expect Trevor Nyakane to be fit for...

Cheetahs hold on for sixth Currie Cup

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Cheetahs raced away from the Lions and then held on for an ultimately nervy 31-28 Currie Cup triumph in Bloemfontein, earning their sixth title.   The two sides had finished level on points...

Lloyd Back in Brumbies Fold

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Prop forward Harry Lloyd has signed a two-year contract with the Plus500 Brumbies ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby season to make a welcome return to the national Capital following a stint with Western Force.     Lloyd...

Josh Strauss joins Stade Francais on loan

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Francais have today announced that Josh Strauss has signed a short-term deal with the club as a medical joker for at least three months.     🃏 Un joueur d'expérience...

"Yeah, it could have been a hell of a lot worse" - Jonathan Sexton on his thumb injury

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland's talisman Johnny Sexton says he was "blessed' to overcome a thumb injury in time to make Joe Schmidt's Rugby World Cup squad.     Johnny Sexton felt he was "blessed" after it was...