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2023

Moerat to lead new-look Bok team featuring seven uncapped players

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Salmaan Moerat will take over the Springbok captaincy for the first time when he leads a squad featuring seven uncapped players in a first Test with emerging nation Portugal in the final match of the Castle...

New Zealand 16-15 England: Robertson era starts with one-point win

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

England will have to wait at least another week to end their 21-year run without a victory in New Zealand after a 16-15 defeat on Saturday. The All Blacks, in their first Test under new coach Scott...

A look ahead at the upcoming international tests

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The mid year tests are upon when the North descends on the South. This years fixtures will see a repeat of two matches we saw during the pool stages of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Lets a take a quick and...

Erasmus names squad for upcoming test series

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus named a strong squad of 39 players and an additional 14 players on a standby list for the Castle Lager Incoming Series which kicks off with a challenging two Tests against...

Springbok eighth-man expects a physical encounter vs Wales

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok No 8 Evan Roos expected a physical battle against Wales on Saturday as the team kicks off their 2024 international season at Twickenham, saying the Welsh have a similar demeanour to South Africans...

Four players on debut for the Springboks as Rassie shows his hand

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup-winning prop Vincent Koch will earn his 50th Test cap on Saturday when the Springboks take on Wales at Twickenham in their first international since lifting the Webb Ellis Cup in France...

Composure the name of the game for businessman Umaga

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jacob Umaga showed plenty of composure with his match-winning heroics for Benetton Rugby in Durban last weekend - which is rather appropriate given his business interests outside the game. Along with...

A story of "Real Champs" vs "People's Champs" Part 2: A Cold War

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

If you have not read part one this story, stop right now, and go find it. If you were with this us last time, then you will have gotten to know of the rise of the “People’s Champs”. The...

Two more England Internationals primed for Barbarian F.C. appearances

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Barbarian F.C. are delighted to confirm the inclusion of two more England internationals for the KillikCup clash against Fiji this summer, with Jonny May and David Ribbans lined up to represent theinvitational...

Care commits to Quins

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins confirmed Danny Care has signed a new contract with the Club ahead of the 2024/25 season. The 37-year-old, who has a record 374 first-team appearances, signed a new one-year deal which will...