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All Blacks slip to a new world rankings low

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand's 26-10 defeat at the hands of the Springboks has seen them slip to a new low of fifth in World Rugby rankings.   The All Blacks were demoted to an all-time low of fourth place after...

South Africa 26-10 New Zealand: Pollard and Marx masterclass guides Springboks to victory

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Faf de Klerk injured in the opening exchanges, Handre Pollard held a steady hand to guide South Africa to victory over New Zealand.   Handre Pollard stepped up to the plate in the...

The Rugby Championship: The Breakdown – Springboks preparing to pounce on struggling All Blacks

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand are in a crisis by their standards, and things do not get any easier as they start the Rugby Championship in South Africa.     South Africa are favourites to inflict a third consecutive...

South Africa v New Zealand: Stats, Facts, Line Ups

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa and New Zealand face off for the 102nd time on Saturday with the rivalry taken to a new destination, Nelspruit.   Saturday's test will be just the fourth time South Africa...

Ian Foster told by NZ Rugby to resign if All Blacks don't improve

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster has reportedly been told to resign if the All Blacks fail to show any “definitive improvements” in their two test matches against the Springboks in South Africa.   According...

All Blacks must step up for under-fire Foster in the heat of Springboks battle

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand have been smarting from a historic defeat to Ireland, and Ian Foster needs a response in South Africa as he fights for his job.     Ian Foster will know there is more...

Crunch time for Foster's All Blacks as eager Boks lie in wait

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s all about to kick off at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit as, for the first time in four years, the All Blacks will do battle on South African soil against the Boks.    The hype...

"They will be dangerous now." - Frans Malherbe

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok tighthead Frans Malherbe is quietly counting down the hours to what he expects will be a titanic clash in Nelspruit as the Boks lock horns with the All Blacks for the first Test.    The...

Four Year Wait Adds Hype to South Africa Clash - Rieko Ioane

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks centre Rieko Ioane said South Africa would be a completely different challenge to Ireland when the sides meet in the Lipovitan-D first Rugby Championship Test in Nelspruit on Sunday (NZT). So...

Boks preparing for ferocious All Black onslaught, says Le Roux

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok fullback Willie Le Roux says the South Africans are preparing for a ferocious attack from the wounded All Blacks as the latter aim to return to winning ways after falling to Ireland 2-1 in the...