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Over 34 million fans tune into URC as debut season sets new broadcast records

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Over 34 million fans tuned into the inaugural United Rugby Championship season as the league set a number of major broadcast records in its first campaign.     With records set for the season-long...

Early Christmas present as Chris Smit signs for Vodacom Bulls

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Christmas has come early as the Vodacom Bulls unwrapped their latest addition to their playing squad with the arrival of versatile backline player, Chris Smit.   The 27-year-old, who plays at both...

1 month until URC 2022-23 kick-off

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2022-23 URC begins in exactly one month, bringing viewers the best of Celtic, Italian and South African club rugby.    The old format had a vigorous injection last season with the introduction...

Springbok touring squad announced

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber on Monday named a 34-man squad for the Australian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, with the uncapped Canan Moodie earning a call-up for his first tour in a settled...

United Rugby Championship 2022/23 Kick-Off Times Confirmed

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The URC have confirmed the kick-off times for all 18 rounds of the United Rugby Championship for the 2022/23 season.   Glasgow Warriors will bookend the start and finish of the regular...

Marcell Coetzee claims top awards at the Bulls 2021/22 Player Awards ceremony

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blue Bulls Company hosted a glamorous blue carpet Player Awards ceremony at Heartfelt Arena, Tshwane, on Wednesday evening where players, coaches, board members, staff, sponsors and other stakeholders...

New Bok speedster comments on being likened to Cheslin Kolbe

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kurt-Lee Arendse will earn his second test cap on Saturday against the All Blacks as he comes into the starting XV in place of the injured Cheslin Kolbe.   Kolbe broke his jaw in the...

Glasgow Warriors appoint Franco Smith as Head Coach on an initial two-year contract

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Glasgow Warriors have appointed Franco Smith as the club’s new Head Coach on an initial two-year contract.     Smith, 50, joins from the Italian Rugby Federation where...

Nienaber opts for continuity as Marx strikes 50

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber made three changes to his starting team that ran out for their final Test against Wales for their opening Castle Lager Rugby Championship fixture against New Zealand in...

How the Springboks could line up against New Zealand

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby Championship kicks off next weekend with old rivals South Africa and New Zealand getting the tournament underway in Nelspruit.   The Springboks head into the fixture off the...