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Marco van Staden invited to Springbok training group in Pretoria

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok loose forward Marco van Staden was on Monday added to the Springbok training group and will join the rest of the squad immediately at their preparation camp in Pretoria.     Van...

Rassie Erasmus adds 13 players to his squad and provides an update on Jan Serfontein

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Duane Vermeulen, Handre Pollard (both Bulls), Lukhanyo Am, Sibusiso Nkosi (both Sharks) and Francois Louw (Bath) are amongst a group of 13 players who have been added to the Springbok training group in...

Rassie Erasmus rewards European form in his latest alignment camp squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus has rewarded for in his latest alignment camp ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan with uncapped Toulouse flanker Rynhardt Elstadt included in the squad along with...

Ten years on, where are the 2009 Emerging Springboks now?

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

On the 23rd of June 2009, the Emerging Springboks piled the pressure on the British and Irish Lions, after the tourist lost the opening test to the Springboks, as they picked up 13 all draw.     We...

The Blues could benefit from All Black flyhalf joining Dan Carter in Japan

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Super Rugby franchise the Blues could benefit from Japanese Top League club Kobe Kobelco Steelers recruiting former Chiefs and All Black flyhalf Aaron Cruden.   Cruden is set to leave Montpellier...

Bastareaud left out of France's World Cup squad with three uncapped players included

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France head coach Jacques Brunel has unveiled the list of the 37 players that will prepare for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.   31 players have been listed as "starters" for Japan...

Former Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar in talks with two teams - reports

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar has been linked with a return to the Republic with either the Cheetahs or Sharks according to Afrikaans publication The Rapport.   Pienaar played for...

One last hurrah for Sofiane Guitoune to prove his worth

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Toulouse and Clermont face off in the final of the TOP 14 final at the Stade France on Saturday after the two sides finished the regular season in first and second during the regular season.   The...

Springbok centre extends Montepellier stay

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok centre Jan Serfontein has extended his stay at TOP14 side Montpellier having arrived at the club in October 2017 from Pretoria-based Super Rugby side the Bulls.   The former World Rugby...

The Kings sign flyhalf Catrakilis

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins fly-half Demetri Catrakilis will leave the Club to return to South Africa to join Pro 14 side the Southern Kings.   Nicknamed “The Greek God”, Demetri Catrakilis, returns...