Francois Hougaard rugby player
Francois Hougaard rugby player

Francois Hougaard

6th Apr 1988 1.79m/93kg Scrum Half

Premiership Round 20 Highlights: London Irish v Worcester Warriors

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Worcester Warriors come away with a full house of points for just the second time this season as tries from Francois Hougaard (2), Melani Nanai, Ollie Lawerence (2) and Tom Howe saw them...

Premiership | Worcester vs Bristol line ups and preview

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 18 kicks off on Friday with a clash which will generate some interest as both Worcester and Bristol suffered heavy defeats in Round 17 and will be nigh-on-desperate to make this fixture their own.   The...

Premiership: Round 16 Wrap-up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 16 is done and dusted shortly before we dive into Round 17. A narrow win for Exeter saw them increase their already substantial lead at the top of the standings while Sale tasted victory for the...

What If The Springboks Needed To Select Players From Europe and Australasia For The Rugby Championship?

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jacques Nienaber is set to kick off his tenure as the new Springbok coach during the Rugby Championship which is set to be held exclusively in New Zealand. However, Nienaber has...

The INCREDIBLY Talented U20 Class Of 2010

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We continue to look back at past U20 World Championship and have a look at where some of the players who have had gone to reach the pinnacle of test rugby and star on the domestic scene.     Kurtley...

The Talented Group Of Stars From The U20s Class Of 2008

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2008, Sixteen teams assembled in Wales for what was then dubbed as 'the inaugural IRB Junior World Championship 2008'.   The competition replaced the U21 IRB Junior World Championship...

Picking a form South African XV from the Premiership

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Premiership is home to 40 South African born players with 10 of those 40 on Sale Sharks' payroll.   The South Africans are some of the best players in the league, we take a look at form...

Premiership Team of the Week - Round Five

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After another thrilling round of the Premiership we select our team of the weekend.     15. Charles Piutau - Bristol Bears   He was unable to inspire the Bears to victory in a game...

WATCH: The four tries shortlisted for the Try of the Year

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The contenders for the International Rugby Players (IRP) Try of the Year 2019 have been revealed, with the winner to be announced at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on 3 November.     Three...

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

1 year 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...