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Quintet sign for the Lions

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Lions have confirmed four new additions to their squad this week, two of the arrivals coming from local rivals the Bulls.   Hooker Jaco Visagie has joined former Bulls' skipper Burger...

PRO14 expansion could see the Cheetahs and Kings axed - report

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The latest developments in the PRO14 could see the competition further expanded into South Africa with the four Super Rugby franchises entering the competition but it would at the expense of...

Top Stories of the Week

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Beauden Barrett joins an illustrious group of players to join Suntory Sungoliath     Beauden Barrett's move to Japanese side Suntory Sungoliath sees the All Black playmaker join an...

2021 Lions tour looks to go ahead as scheduled

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

After some months of speculation ignited by the detrimental effect of Covid-19 on current and future rugby prospects, it appears that a crisis regarding the Lions 2021 tour to South Africa has been averted...

The Deal That Set Super Rugby and Tri-Nations in Motion

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On this day in 1995, on the eve of the iconic World Cup final between South Africa and New Zealand in Johannesburg, details pertaining to two brand new competitions; the Super 12 and the Tri-Nations.   The...

Most Capped Test XV between 2000 and 2009

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The best of the best of 2000s, we take a look at the most capped Test Team of the 2000s.   1. Andrea Lo Cicero Vaina - Italy, 78   A long time front-row partner of Martín Castrogiovanni,...

Where are they now? The 2016 Super Rugby winning Hurricanes Team

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the Rugby World Cup in England in 2015, The Hurricanes won their first championship after repeating their efforts of 2015 by finishing first in the regular season and hosting the...

London Could Host An Eight Nation 'Festival of Rugby' featuring Japan and South Africa - reports

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa and Japan could take part in a unique 'Festival of Rugby' along with the Six Nations according to a report in the Daily Mail.   Continued border and travel restrictions has caused...

Tony Brown pins the Sunwolves Super Rugby demise on South Africa

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Sunwolves and Japan assistant coach Tony Brown has taken another swipe at South African rugby for what he says was a vindictive move to shut down the Japanese Super Rugby team.   The Sunwolves...

Australia could host Rugby Championship hub

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With travel restrictions in place around the world, Australia could be a hub for the Rugby Championship.   The Rugby Championship could be played in a hub in Australia due to the coronavirus pandemic,...