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Springboks name squad to travel to New Zealand

7 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks have confirmed a touring squad of 36 players for their Rugby Championship matches against New Zealand and Argentina in the next three weeks.   SA Rugby Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus,...

From a selection crisis to a selection headache: The Springbok scrumhalves

8 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

At the start of Rassie Erasmus tenure as Springbok head coach in 2018, the former test flanker had limited options at scrumhalf with no clear front runner for the no.9 jersey 18 months out from a Rugby...

Australia under pressure as Cheika puts his job on the line

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia endured a miserable 2018 and there is no room for error in a World Cup year. But can their mixed bag of a squad succeed?     Minus two of their superstars for different reasons...

Stats & Facts: Springboks vs Wallabies

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the Springboks prepare to host Australia for the first Rugby Championship match in Johannesburg, we take a closer look at the key stats and facts ahead of the clash in Ellis Park       1. South...

Rugby Championship: How the four nations measure up ahead of 2019 tournament

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina will all hope to find form at the tournament ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.       The Rugby Championship begins this...

Does Rugby Championship form impact World Cup chances?

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

With The Rugby Championship starting this weekend, we thought we would take a look at how the Southern Hemisphere teams have fared in the competition during a World Cup year.   The competition is...

White and Slipper start on their returns to test rugby

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has confirmed his side for their opening Test of 2019 against South Africa, with Isi Naisarani named for his debut.  The Melbourne Rebels backrower is set to become...

Springboks Name Team To Face The Wallabies

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Experienced lock Eben Etzebeth was on Wednesday named as Springbok captain for Saturday’s first Rugby Championship match against Australia in Johannesburg, while Rynhardt Elstadt (loose forward)...

Tuesday Morning Round Up

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

James O’Connor eligible for Wallabies as Queensland deal confirmed     Queensland Reds have confirmed the signing of former Wallabies playmaker James O’Connor for the next...

World Rugby confirms scrum law amendment

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Reaffirming its commitment to evidence-based injury-reduction in the sport, World Rugby has announced details of a minor amendment to the scrum law, reducing the ‘axial’ or rotational load...