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Toulouse put feelers out for Lions centre

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

A report in City Press Newspaper indicates that French Top 14 side Toulouse have sought permission from the Lions franchise to hold talks with young up-&-coming centre Wandisile Simelane.   However,...

Leicester Tigers sign South African tighthead prop

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers have confirmed the signing of South African front-rower Luan de Bruin for the 2020/21 season.   The 27-year-old will join Tigers from the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein, where de Bruin...

Rugby Australia unveils landmark broadcast deal worth $100m

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Just two days after the Wallabies beat the All Blacks in Brisbane, Rugby Australia have notched up another huge win having confirmed that they have reached an in-principle agreement with Nine Entertainment...

Springboks commit to Rugby Championship

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa’s rugby future for the next decade has been finalised, according to a report in Rugby365.com.   The Springboks have committed to participating in the Rugby Championship until...

One Year Ago Today: England 12-32 South Africa

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

One Year ago today, South Africa dominated England to match New Zealand's tally of lifting the Webb Ellis Cup for a third time. Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe kicked England when they were down and...

Tri-Nations Launched Following South Africa's withdrawal

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

SANZAAR has announced today that the South African team will not travel to Australia to play in The Rugby Championship 2020 against Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. Due to several factors, including...

SA Rugby Confirm Super Rugby Unlocked Fixtures and Format

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The domestic rugby season in South Africa will burst back into life with seven weeks of high-calibre local rugby as Super Rugby returns – Unlocked, SA Rugby has confirmed.   The competition...

On This Day In 2015: Japan stun the World And The Springboks

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Rugby World Cup history on 19th September 2015, defeating World Cup champions South Africa 34-32 in a wild encounter at Brighton Community Stadium.   It...

Monye full of praise as wrecking-ball Willis scoops top award

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wasps back-row dynamo Jack Willis has been named as the Premiership’s Player of the Month.   Former England international winger Ugo Monye was full of praise for the 23 year old’s latest...

Victor Matfield offers thoughts on 2021 Lions Tour

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

During an interview with SA Rugby Podcast, 2007 World Cup winner Victor Matfield pointed out some noteworthy similarities, regarding the Springboks, between the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa and the...