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Milestone for Kitshoff as Springboks make changes for Second Test

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok prop Steven Kitshoff will earn his 50th Test cap at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday in the second Test of the Castle Lager Lions Series, with Jasper Wiese named at No 8 in this crucial...

Looking ahead to the first Test: SA vs B&I Lions

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

While it may be devoid of the of the passionate chants of the red-clad Lions supporters in the stands, while the bruising Springbok tackles won’t be met with hear the roars of their fans rising into...

Boks 'Bomb Squad' altered, not defused

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A hallmark of the Springboks run to the Rugby World Cup title in 2019 was the now famed 'Bomb Squad' with Rassie Erasmus taking full advantage of South Africa's riches in the pack with a 6-2 spilt...

Winners & Losers: British & Irish Lions First Test Squad

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland has named his side for the first Test against the Springboks and with it, the Lions boss has made some tough selection calls.   In fact, Gatland claims that this test 23 'was by...

10 Players Released from Springboks Squad

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following their announcement for the team to face the British and Irish Lions on Saturday, Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has confirmed 10 players who have been released from the squad.     In...

Nienaber discusses poor SA A result as first test looms

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Yesterday’s result in the SA A vs Bulls game has left Springbok Head Coach Jacques Nienaber with more complications than answers as the first test against the British & Irish Lions looms.    Jake...

Watch: Cobus Reinach sets up Aphelele Fassi for the first try against the Bulls

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cobus Reinach snipes and is able to get the ball away to Aphelele Fassi to score the first South Africa A try against the Bulls.   💨 @c_reinach ➡️ @onke_fassi pic.twitter.com/hbbZfyUOFH —...

Gatland rallies Lions as Sharks take second bite at tourists

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British and Irish Lions and Sharks teams that clash in Pretoria on Saturday will bear little resemblance to those from the midweek game.   Warren Gatland has told his British and Irish Lions...