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Scottish Rugby formally reprimanded and fined for Typhoon Hagibis comments

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

An Independent Disputes Committee has found that comments made by Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) representatives in relation to the potential impact of Typhoon Hagibis on Scotland’s Rugby World Cup 2019...

Clinical Springboks, happy hosts, Irish de ja vu – the top Opta facts

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa were crowned champions at the end of an enthralling Rugby World Cup on Saturday.   The tournament in Japan proved a huge success, with packed-out venues and fervent support from a nation...

Class act Kolisi set to bring home township to Springbok standstill

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Thursday lunchtime was quiet at the Ekupholeni Cocktail Lounge. The clearing up after Wednesday's Ladies' Night was out of the way. Another busy weekend lay ahead.   The Sunday Soul Session...

World Rugby Reveals the Nominees for World Player of the Year

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced the shortlists for the prestigious Men’s and Women’s 15s Player of the Year awards for 2019, which will be presented at the World Rugby Awards at The Prince Park Tower...

World Rugby Reveals The Nominees For The Team and Coach of the Year

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the world looks ahead to what promises to be an exciting finale to Rugby World Cup 2019, the nominees for the World Rugby Team and Coach of the Year 2019 accolades have been revealed.   All four...

Rassie Erasmus on criticism that Springboks are playing a boring style of rugby

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Rassie Erasmus has commented on the criticism the Springboks are playing a boring style of rugby.     Speaking at a press conference at the team hotel in Tokyo Bay on Tuesday,...

Semi-finalists England and South Africa climb in world rankings

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

After big wins over Australia and Japan respectively in the Rugby World Cup, England and South Africa moved up in the world rankings.     The Rugby World Cup semi-finals will feature the...

Springboks push right buttons and eject hosts Japan

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus was thankful South Africa "knew which buttons to push" to fend off the threat of another Rugby World Cup defeat to Japan.   After their stunning loss to the Brave Blossoms four years...

Sayonara, Japan! New era awaits Brave Blossoms

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Abandoned, crumbling stadiums and empty, cracked swimming pools. Plummeting participation and dwindling interest. Platitudes and empty gestures.   The reality of sporting legacy is it rarely...

Springboks power through Japan to book a place in the semis

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Makazole Mapimpi touched down twice as South Africa ended Japan's incredible Rugby World Cup campaign in the quarter-finals.       South Africa gained vengeance for their shock loss...