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Men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series favourites suffer shock defeats on opening day in Toulouse as women’s champions Australia continue fine form

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The three contenders for the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title faced setbacks on a thrilling opening day at the HSBC France Sevens as South Africa, Argentina and Australia suffered...

Ross Moriarty a doubt for South Africa tour

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales and Dragons back row Ross Moriarty is a major doubt for the summer tour of South Africa as he prepares to have knee surgery.     Moriarty, 28, was taken off on a stretcher in the first...

Harlequins sign South African second row Irne Herbst from Benetton

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Club is delighted to announce the signing of second row Irné Herbst ahead of the 2022/23 season      Joining from United Rugby Championship side Benetton Rugby following...

Leinster Injury Update Ahead Of Champions Cup

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Leinster Rugby coaching staff have issued an injury update ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Leicester Tigers at Mattioli Woods Welford Road (KO 5.30pm –...

Home ground key for SA sides in Vodacom URC

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The pressure will rise significantly for the four South African teams in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship this weekend as they face opponents from the Northern Hemisphere in their penultimate round...

World Rugby announces international match official appointments

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has confirmed the match official appointments for the men’s 15s internationals to be played in June and July.     A total of 22 match officials representing nine nations...

Former Scotland captain and Lion Smith dies aged 50

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Scotland captain and British and Irish Lion Tom Smith has died at the age of 50.     Smith was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer in 2019 and sadly passed away on Wednesday.     Capped...

France and Georgia move up World Rugby Men’s Rankings

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France have replaced New Zealand in second place in the World Rugby Men’s Rankings.     With a third of a rating point earned for their 25-13 Grand Slam-winning victory over...

Sky Sports announces exciting new deal with SANZAAR

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sky Sports have announced a new deal with SANZAAR which will see the broadcaster featuring a feast of Southern Hemisphere rugby over the next four years.      The deal will include Home...

SA URC franchises to test themselves in Europe

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The South African United Rugby Championship franchises will put their skills to the test in Europe for the first time in 2022 this weekend as all four sides face international opposition on short one-week...