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Boks aim to make Heritage Day extra special for South Africans

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks are determined to make Heritage Day extra special for their South African fans on Saturday when they battle it out with Argentina for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship title in front of...

Beauden Barrett linked with Top 14 switch, Jalibert to leave Bordeaux?

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Beauden Barrett has been linked with a move to the Top 14 with his current contract with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues expiring after the Rugby World Cup.   Reports in France state that Beauden...

How the final round of the Rugby Championship can impact the World Rankings

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby have published the ranking permutations ahead of the final round of the Rugby Championship.   South Africa could fall as low as fifth in the rankings but cannot...

Australia's Swain banned for Tupaea clean-out

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Darcy Swain will miss Australia's matches with New Zealand, Scotland and France after being banned for six weeks.     Australia lock Darcy Swain has been suspended for six weeks for his...

Black Ferns named for last Test before Rugby World Cup

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

A strong Black Ferns side has been named by coaches Wayne Smith, Wes Clarke and Whitney Hansen for their last Test match before the Rugby World Cup, hosting Japan at Eden Park on Saturday.   The...

Injuries force a reshuffle of Saturday's All Blacks squad

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks selectors Ian Foster, Joe Schmidt and Jason Ryan have announced the match-day 23 for this week’s Lipovitan-D Rugby Championship Test against Australia at Eden Park in Auckland.     Injuries...

Australia A squad confirmed for Japan tour

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia A coach Jason Gilmore has confirmed a 34-man squad for the upcoming three-match tour against Japan XV in Japan.   Gilmore has named 12 capped Wallabies in the group plus current...

Jake White commits long-term to Bulls

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bulls director of rugby, Jake White, has committed for a long-term stay at Loftus Versfeld with a contract extension that will see him at the helm of the side until 2027.   The 58-year-old 2007...

Foley returns for Wallabies as veteran relishes All Blacks clash

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bernard Foley is relishing "one more crack" at international rugby after the experienced fly-half was picked by Australia to face New Zealand in Thursday's Bledisloe Cup clash. After three years out of...

Melbourne Rebels Sign Monty Ioane

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Melbourne Rebels have announced the signing of Italian international winger Monty Ioane.   The acquisition of the capped international who has made 14 appearances for Italy, will...