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Flanagan: Gonzalo on comeback trial

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dragons Head Coach Dai Flanagan has revealed Argentine scrum half Gonzalo Bertranou is closing in on a playing return – but could be set to miss the festive fixtures.   Bertranou, 28,...

URC Points Machine Evans Hailed As One Of The Best Attacking 10s In The Game

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jarrod Evans has scored more points than any other Welshman in the BKT United Rugby Championship this season and there are few more dangerous players with ball-in-hand in the competition. Yet the Cardiff...

Flanagan Forging Depth Among Tight Dragons Squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dragons RFC coach Dai Flanagan has been handed some welcome headaches as he looks towards the BKT United Rugby Championship festive derbies. During an extended three week stay in South Africa, he gave...

Positive start for SA’s sides in European debut

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The five South African teams that made their debuts in the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup on Saturday got a pass mark on the opening weekend of the two European competitions, with the Cell...

Kitshoff leads the Stormers in Clermont-Ferrand

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steven Kitshoff will captain the DHL Stormers in their historic Heineken Champions Cup debut match against ASM Clermont Auvergne at the Stade Marcel Michelin on Saturday. Kitshoff will...

Match Preview: Stormers begin hunt for EPCR glory with French test

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stormers make their Heineken Champions Cup debut at ASM Clermont Auvergne on Saturday, looking to add EPCR’s prestige title to their maiden United Rugby Championship trophy from last season.   John...

South African teams break new ground in Europe

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Five South African franchises will enter new rugby territory on Saturday when the take the field in the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup competitions in a watershed moment...

JJ Hanrahan urges Dragons to start on front foot

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dragons fly-half JJ Hanrahan has urged the Welsh side to attack from the start in their EPCR Challenge Cup Round 1 tie against Emirates Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.   The Irishman doesn’t...

Life at the Dragons is Proving Home From Home for Irish Wanderer

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

For much-travelled Irishman JJ Hanrahan, the Dragons is proving to be a real home from home. The 30-year-old utility back came on board from French club Clermont Auvergne over the summer and has helped...

United Rugby Championship R9 Weekend Wrap

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

LEINSTER WIN TOP-OF-TABLE CLASH DESPITE RED CARD Leinster made it nine wins out of nine in the BKT United Rugby Championship with a 38-29 victory in their top-of-the-table clash with Ulster despite being...