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Connacht undaunted by haunted Highveld

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having conquered Hollywoodbets Kings Park last week to earn their fifth win in South Africa, Connacht have now set their sights on becoming the first European challenger to corral the Vodacom Bulls at...

Cheetahs secure four talented players

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Free State Cheetahs are delighted to confirm the signing of centre Ali Mgijima with the Toyota Cheetahs.   He will play with Rewan Kruger, Andisa Ntsila and Laurence Victor, who also recently...

Piardi Becomes First Italian to Referee URC Grand Final

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Andrea Piardi will become the first Italian match official to referee a BKT United Rugby Championship Grand Final after his appointment to this weekend’s decider between DHL Stormers and Munster...

Stafford McDowall commits future to Glasgow Warriors

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the breakout players of the 2022/23 campaign has extended his contract with Glasgow Warriors, after Stafford McDowall put pen-to-paper on a new deal with the Scotstoun side.   The 25-year-old...

Super Rugby Countdown Day 4: Most Super Rugby wins by country

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

There are four days until the 2023 Super Rugby season begins.   The tournament will follow a similar schedule to the 2022 season, with 91 matches played in a round-robin, followed by finals in a...

Super Rugby Countdown Day 10: Top 10 most losses in a regular season

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Between 2010 and 2019, there was a curse looming in Super Rugby that saw teams lose as much as 14 matches out of 16.   We take a look at the top 10 most losses in a regular season.   Sunwolves...

Another round of “SA v Wales” in the Vodacom URC

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The weekend’s exciting Vodacom United Rugby Championship ninth round action once more will see all four South African sides hosting Welsh opposition, starting with Friday evening’s clash in...

URC the perfect breeding ground for NextGen Springboks

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the significant features to come out of the Springboks’ Autumn Nations Series this month – and the November international series in general – was how it underlined the role played...

Jacques du Toit Back Facing South African Opposition Sooner Than He Thought

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

When Jacques du Toit left the Cheetahs to join Bath last year, little could he have known he would be back facing South African opposition so soon. But that’s the way it’s worked out following...

Supercharged Sithole fueling Lions scrum

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Loosehead prop Sti Sithole has taken the long road from Durban to Johannesburg in order to find his place as a superstar scrummager at the Lions.     At their best, the Emirates...