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Dream XV: The International stars of the new Japanese League

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new Japanese club competition kicks off this weekend under the new name, the Japan Rugby League One.   We take a look at the international stars that will light up the tournament in the top...

Japan rugby bosses focusing on being global ahead of new professional league

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan’s new-look professional rugby competition will launch next month with bold ambitions to win not only a domestic but a global audience, to attract the world’s best players and to expand...

Rotational changes as Springboks eye Twickenham win

2 months 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 months 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

2 months 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...

Nché, Wiese drafted in for Boks’ closing Rugby Champs clash

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber made two injury-enforced changes to his matchday squad for their final Castle Lager Rugby Championship clash against the All Blacks in Gold Coast, with Ox Nché earning...

Nienaber banks on experience for New Zealand Test

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has recalled the experienced trio of Lood de Jager, Elton Jantjies and Frans Steyn for Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand in Townsville,...

Springboks make 3 changes to face Wallabies

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber opted for continuity in selection for their Rugby Championship clash against Australia in Brisbane on Saturday, making only three changes to his matchday squad –...

Vermeulen returns for Wallaby Test in Gold Coast

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Duane Vermeulen will make his first appearance for the Springboks since the 2019 Rugby World Cup final when South Africa resume their Rugby Championship campaign on Sunday against Australia at the CBUS...

Nienaber rings changes once again

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has made wholesale changes to the team for the second Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against Argentina, while Lood de Jager will run out for his 50th cap, Marvin...