Autumn Nations Series

France’s Damian Penaud voted Player of the Series

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 26-year-old has played a central role in France’s unbeaten 2022 and receives the award ahead of New Zealand’s Ardie Savea and Italy sensation Ange Capuozzo. The shortlist was compiled...

URC the perfect breeding ground for NextGen Springboks

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the significant features to come out of the Springboks’ Autumn Nations Series this month – and the November international series in general – was how it underlined the role played...

Rugby World Cup 2023: Seven matches you should get excited about

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

In less than 10 months’ time, the wait for Rugby World Cup 2023 will come to an end as France take on New Zealand in an opening match that has all the ingredients to be a classic. While...

Centurion Taulupe Faletau’s test career in numbers

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales number eight Taulupe Faletau added his name to the list of test centurions during the recently completed Autumn Nations Series. Faletau has now represented his country 95 times while his involvement...

Cheetahs touring squad for Rounds 1&2 of EPCR Challenge Cup

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Cheetahs will make their EPCR Challenge Cup debut this season and announced their squad for the Rounds 1 & 2 matches played in December 2022.    The squad is travelling from Bloemfontein...

Boks want to change fortunes against England

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks are determined to change history as they go in search of their first victory over England at Twickenham in eight years in their final Outgoing Tour match on Saturday, and both captain Siya...

Another cracker set for Twickenham as England take on the Boks

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

In the 116th year of the rivalry’s history, the Boks will take on England at Twickenham on Saturday in what promises to be yet another bruising contest.   The English will be well battle-hardened...

Jack Willis joins Toulouse

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

As an additional player, England international Jack Willis joins Stade Toulousain until the end of this 2022-2023 season.   The 25-year old has played more than 80 games for his former club Wasps.   "We...

Smit laments Erasmus' behaviour for making South Africa 'easy to dislike'

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa great John Smit believes Rassie Erasmus' approach has made the Springboks "easy to dislike" after the latter was banned for criticising match officials.   Springboks director of...