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A history of penalty shootouts in rugby

12 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday's Top 14 Access Match produced a rare occurrence in rugby as the game had to be decided on a shootout.    While knock out games in football will often go to penalty shootouts, the...

Springbok coach Deon Davids highlights the areas where the du Preezs have improved

14 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok assistant coach Deon Davids has says that Dan and Jean-Luc du Preez have made notable improvements on their games since making the move to Sale Sharks.    Speaking to the media on...

Watch: Steffon Armitage slots the match winning kick for Biarritz in a penalty shootout

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Not since the 2009 Champions Cup semi-final between Leicester Tigers and Cardiff has a top-flight European match or any top-flight match gone to a penalty shootout.   However, on Saturday that all...

Cronje to lead extended Junior Boks

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Junior Springboks coach, Bafana Nhleko, on Saturday named George Cronje to lead the team in the forthcoming Under-20 International Series, while also calling in two more players into his squad.   Nhleko...

Larkham raises concerns over Snyman & de Allende

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munster assistant coach Stephen Larkham has raised doubts over Damian de Allende and RG Snyman.   The former Wallaby said ‘It’s too early to say' whether the Springbok pair would be ready...

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber explains Morne Steyn's test recall

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Morné Steyn is in line to experience the rare honour of facing the British & Irish Lions for a second time after claiming a recall to the Springbok squad featuring several Rugby World...

The 7 unluckiest players to miss out on the Springbok squad

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby`

Unsurprisingly, the entire 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning squad, except for the retired trio of Tendai Mtawarira, Francois Louw and Schalk Brits, and the injured Warrick Gelant, were named in Springbok head...

The Eight uncapped players in the Springboks squad for the Lions Series

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Frans Steyn and Morné Steyn are in line to experience the rare honour of facing the British & Irish Lions for a second time after being named in a dynamic Springbok squad featuring several Rugby...

Eight uncapped players named in the Springboks squad for Lions Series

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Frans Steyn and Morné Steyn are in line to experience the rare honour of facing the British & Irish Lions for a second time after being named in a dynamic Springbok squad featuring several Rugby...

SA Rugby confirms Currie Cup back to normal

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Currie Cup will be back to normal this year, with South Africa’s 14 provincial unions contesting the Premier and First Divisions, while SA Rugby also confirmed new competitions for the provincial...