George Kruis rugby player
George Kruis rugby player

George Kruis

22nd Feb 1990 1.98m/123kg No 5 Lock

Class of 2022: Retiring Players XV

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021/22 season is drawing to a close which means several players will be bringing their careers to an end.   We take a look at these players in the form of XV.   1. Rhys...

Former All Black Ben Smith set to make his comeback from retirement

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black fullback Ben Smith will make his comeback from retirement this weekend for Japanese club Kobelco Kobe Steelers.     Smith brought his career to an end after the 2021 Top League...

England forward George Kruis announces retirement

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England lock George Kruis has today announced that after a successful 13-year career, he will be retiring from professional rugby.           View this post on Instagram       A...

A World XV of players who COULD transfer to another test team this year

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a groundbreaking move, the World Rugby Council approved an amendment to the sport’s national team representation laws late last year.   This amendment will now permit an international player...

Dream XV: The International stars of the new Japanese League

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new Japanese club competition kicks off this weekend under the new name, the Japan Rugby League One.   We take a look at the international stars that will light up the tournament in the top...

A World XV of players who COULD transfer to another test team in 2022

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a groundbreaking move, the World Rugby Council approved an amendment to the sport’s national team representation laws.   This amendment will now permit an international player to transfer...

Beauden Barrett and three World Cup winning Springboks named in Top League XV of 2021

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League concluded this weekend with Panasonic Wild Knights beating Suntory Sungoliath 26-31 in the Final on Sunday.     The competition organisers have since named the...

Top Semi-Finals: Hooper clashes with former Wallabies, Barrett faces Marx

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The semi-finals of the Japanese Top League kick off this weekend with Toyota Verblitz taking on the Panasonic Wild Knights on Saturday and Suntory Sungoliath facing Kubota Spears on Sunday.    Director...

2021 British and Irish Lions Tour: Predicting the 36-man squad

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland selected 41 players to tour New Zealand four years ago but his preparation for the tour to South Africa will be vastly different. The British and Irish Lions have a shorter tour to...

Wild Knights and Suntory top the conferences after Round 3

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

A full round of games today saw the completion of the third round in the 2021 Japanese Top League. Yamaha, Toshiba, Suntory, Kobe and Panasonic all recorded big wins.    Suntory, Kubota &...