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Currie Cup Round-Up

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was a Carling Currie Cup weekend to cherish for the two teams from the Free State as the Toyota Cheetahs broke their Premier Division duck, while the Down Touch Griffons put some distance between them...

Springboks return to training

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks will resume training on Sunday in preparation for the Castle Lager Lions Series after six rounds of COVID-19 testing and a six-day preventative self-isolation period cleared a large group...

Sharks coach on Hendrikse's red card

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Many eyebrows were raised at half-time in the Sharks vs Lions match on Saturday evening when the teams jogged off the pitch with the score at 26-all.    Just a few days previously, the lions...

Sharks 31-71 British and Irish Lions: Tourists capitalise on Hendrikse red card

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British and Irish Lions continued to pile on the points on their tour of South Africa with what proved to be an emphatic, albeit not entirely convincing, 71-31 win over the Sharks. There was...

Gatland rallies Lions as Sharks take second bite at tourists

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British and Irish Lions and Sharks teams that clash in Pretoria on Saturday will bear little resemblance to those from the midweek game.   Warren Gatland has told his British and Irish Lions...

Jamie George leads The British and Irish Lions for Sharks clash at Loftus Versfeld

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, has named his team to play Sharks for this Saturday’s match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria (kick off 5pm BST). Jamie George (Saracens,...

Lions to play back-to-back matches vs Sharks

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British & Irish Lions will play back-to-back matches against the  Sharks to ensure the tourists can continue to prepare for the Test series against the Springboks later this month.     SA...

Lions not interested in uprooting tour to UK

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Against the backdrop of the threatening Covid-19 situation in South Africa, there have been mutterings about possibility uprooting the tour and finishing it in the UK.    However, Lions MD, Ben Calveley,...

Lions coach Gatland confident tour will continue after 'surreal' day

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland insisted he is not concerned about the viability of his side's tour of South Africa, despite a coronavirus outbreak hitting his squad just hours before...

Sharks vs Lions to go ahead

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The clash between the Sharks and the British & Irish Lions will go ahead this evening with the rescheduled kick-off time of 20:00 (local).    Covid-19 has apparently snuck its way into...