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South African teams break new ground in Europe

8 hours 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

1 day 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 days 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...

Springboks Star Says South African Teams Will Take European Rugby to a New Level

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springboks star Handre Pollard believes the South African teams will take the Champions Cup to “a completely different level”, just as they have done with the United Rugby Championship.   Pollard’s...

United Rugby Championship R9 Weekend Wrap

3 days 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...

Four from four for SA teams over Welsh opposition

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was a perfect round for the four South African teams in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship as the competition reached the halfway stage, with the local teams proving too strong for their Welsh visitors...

Scarlets Stepper Ryan Conbeer Takes Inspiration From His Idol Shane Williams

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

When Ryan Conbeer reveals his role model is Shane Williams, it all starts to make sense in terms of the way he plays the game.   The young Scarlets winger has been lighting up the BKT United Rugby...