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The Rugby Championship 2021: The Breakdown - All Blacks on brink of title ahead of 100th Springboks showdown

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand are on the brink of landing the Rugby Championship title ahead of their 100th Test against holders South Africa in Townsville on Saturday.   The All Blacks have been in a class of their...

Nienaber banks on experience for New Zealand Test

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has recalled the experienced trio of Lood de Jager, Elton Jantjies and Frans Steyn for Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand in Townsville,...

Jones names squad for training camp

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men’s head coach Eddie Jones has named a 45-player squad for a short training camp.  The group will meet at The Lensbury, Teddington on Sunday 26 September – Tuesday 28 September.  It...

All Blacks focused on beating Springboks, not new world ranking

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

While New Zealand have usurped South Africa in the world rankings, Ian Foster would take greater joy from beating them on the pitch.     New Zealand returned to the top of the world rankings...

Australia 30-17 South Africa: Ikitau and Koroibete lead Wallabies to victory

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a scrappy encounter in Brisbane, Australia scored four tries to claim a bonus-point victory over South Africa.     Australia got the better of South Africa for the second week running as...

Looking ahead to the weekend's Rugby Championship action

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another feast of Southern Hemisphere is on the horizon with repeats of last weekend’s match-ups as Los Pumas meet the All Blacks and the wounded Springboks do battle with Dave Rennie’s Wallabies.    The...

Hooper to break captaincy record, White to start against Springboks

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Michael Hooper will surpass George Gregan for the most Tests as Wallabies captain when he leads the side out in Saturday’s eToro Rugby Championship clash with South Africa at Suncorp Stadium. The...

The day the ABs won their first series in SA

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 100th Test between the two fierce rugby nations of South Africa and New Zealand is edging closer.     The rivalry was forged way back in August 1921, when the All Blacks defeated...

Kerevi class and Kellaway scores

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

With South Africa a man down Australia attacked and Samu Kerevi opened up the Springbok defence to set up Andrew Kellaway for the opening try of the game Brilliant work from Samu Kerevi to set up Andrew...

The Rugby Championship 2021, Round 3 Preview

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Quade Cooper looked to have played his last Wallabies game, but he starts at fly-half this weekend against world champions South Africa.   Australia are looking for a lift and have turned to Quade...