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Rotational changes as Springboks eye Twickenham win

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber named Handré Pollard and Cobus Reinach in a fresh halfback pairing and recalled Lood de Jager at lock in three changes to his starting team for the final Test of...

Three big Springbok milestones in Edinburgh

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Franco Mostert and Jesse Kriel will earn their 50th Test caps when the Springboks line up against Scotland in Edinburgh on Saturday as Elton Jantjies and Willie le Roux return to the starting team,...

Moerat earns Springbok call-up for UK tour

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former SA Schools and Junior Springbok captain Salmaan Moerat has earned his first Springbok call-up in a squad of 32 players named by Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber on Tuesday for the Castle Lager Outgoing...

Uruguay and Chile move up World Rugby Men’s Rankings

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Uruguay’s convincing 34-15 victory over USA in Montevideo on Saturday saw them clinch the Americas 1 qualification place at Rugby World Cup 2023 and also lifted them above the Eagles in the World...

Latest World Rankings: New Zealand’s one-week reign at the top comes to an end

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand’s one-week reign at the top of the World Rugby Men’s Rankings is over after they were beaten for the first time in this year's Rugby Championship in Robina on Saturday.   Elton...

Two new additions to England coaching team

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones has finalised his England senior men’s coaching set-up with the appointments of Richard Cockerill and Anthony Seibold.    Cockerill joins as a forwards coach and will work...

Debut on the cards for Jaden Hendrikse, Jantjies ruled out

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jaden Hendrikse has been called up to the Springbok bench for Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Nelson Mandela Bay following the withdrawal of Herschel Jantjies due to injury.   Jantjies...

Exeter sign two new forwards ahead of the 2021/22 season

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Exeter Chiefs have bolstered their pack ahead of the new season adding prop Sam Nixon and Lock Ryan McCauley.   Tighthead prop joins from French Top 14 side Bayonne while McCauley has joined...

Leicester Tigers Sign Powerhouse Tongan Winger Hosea Saumaki

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers have signed powerhouse Tongan international winger Hosea Saumaki.   The outside-back will join Tigers ahead of the 2021/22 season after five seasons in Japan, including three seasons...

Looking ahead to the weekend's Currie Cup First Division action

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All eyes will be on the Carling Currie Cup First Division this weekend where the Leopards, Boland Kavaliers and Valke will try to close the gap on the Down Touch Griffons at the top of the standings.   SA...