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South Africa v New Zealand: Stats, Facts, Line Ups

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa and New Zealand face off for the 103rd time on Saturday as the old foes clash at the iconic Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.   We take a look at all the team, match, referee, and...

New Zealand can ease world ranking misery at Ellis Park

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand have the opportunity to leapfrog South Africa in the world rankings this weekend when they tackle the Springboks at Ellis Park.   The stadium that hosted the iconic Rugby...

"We are desperate to improve" - Sam Cane

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand captain Sam Cane says he and his players have been "brutally honest" with each other amid the All Blacks' woeful run of form.   The All Blacks have lost their last three...

Official: All Blacks drop to a new all-time low in World Rankings

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand's 26-10 loss to South Africa in the opening round of the Rugby Championship has cost them a place in the World Rugby Men’s rankings and they now find themselves at an all-time low...

"We’ve just got to get into Ellis Park and keep growing our game and still believe" - Ian Foster

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A 26-10 loss in Mbombela is the All Blacks' fifth in their last six games, but their embattled coach is soldiering on for now.   New Zealand coach Ian Foster says there is no point in his side...

All Blacks slip to a new world rankings low

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand's 26-10 defeat at the hands of the Springboks has seen them slip to a new low of fifth in World Rugby rankings.   The All Blacks were demoted to an all-time low of fourth place after...

South Africa 26-10 New Zealand: Pollard and Marx masterclass guides Springboks to victory

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Faf de Klerk injured in the opening exchanges, Handre Pollard held a steady hand to guide South Africa to victory over New Zealand.   Handre Pollard stepped up to the plate in the...

The Rugby Championship: The Breakdown – Springboks preparing to pounce on struggling All Blacks

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand are in a crisis by their standards, and things do not get any easier as they start the Rugby Championship in South Africa.     South Africa are favourites to inflict a third consecutive...

South Africa v New Zealand: Stats, Facts, Line Ups

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa and New Zealand face off for the 102nd time on Saturday with the rivalry taken to a new destination, Nelspruit.   Saturday's test will be just the fourth time South Africa...

Ian Foster told by NZ Rugby to resign if All Blacks don't improve

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster has reportedly been told to resign if the All Blacks fail to show any “definitive improvements” in their two test matches against the Springboks in South Africa.   According...