Vermeulen hits 50 as the Springboks name team to face the All Blacks

1 hour ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has named an unchanged matchday 23 for their first World Cup match against the All Blacks in Yokohama on Saturday.       The Springboks will field an unchanged...

"They've really come to the fore in a massive way over the last month and a half" - Bryan Habana

13 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The optimism around South Africa going into the Rugby World Cup is "absolutely incredible", according to Bryan Habana.     Rassie Erasmus' tremendous development of the South Africa squad...

All Blacks not invincible, but worthy favourites

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand may have chinks in the armour, but write them off at your peril as they attempt to make history in Japan.       Talk of two-time defending champions New Zealand being vulnerable...

How the Springboks could line up against New Zealand

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup officially kicks off on Friday with hosts Japan facing off against Russia as Jamie Joseph looks to get a win in their opening game, a feat England managed in 2015 against Fiji.     However, the...

Highlanders add three more to 2019 Super Rugby squad

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ranfurly Shield holders Otago will supply two more players to the Highlanders for 2020 and a third will commit for three years from 2021.       Otago players Michael Collins and Sione...

Mitre 10 Cup Round 6 Preview

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mitre 10 Cup is at its halfway point with round six bringing plenty of must-win match-ups as the battle for playoff spots in both the Premiership and Championship heats up.     Waikato v Hawke’s...

Sam Warburton reveals that he almost left the 2017 Lions tour ahead of the second test

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former British & Irish Lions and Wales captain Sam Warburton has revealed that a phone call to his mom stopped him from quitting the team during their the 2017 tour to New Zealand.     The...

ROUND 5 HIGHLIGHTS: Bay of Plenty v Wellington – 2019

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Epic battle in Rotorura. Wellington under pressure for most of the match, survive and sneak the win by one point. Bay of Plenty pressed and pressed but they just could not get over the line. Hollinshead is a reletively simple conversion late on which ultimately cost them

Mitre 10 Cup Round 4 Preview

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

If the Wellington vs Counties Manukau game is anything to go by, Mitre 1 Cup Round four brings plenty of mouth-watering battles, with unbeaten Tasman and Taranaki facing off and winless Southland...

Highlanders add four players to 2020 Super Rugby squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have recruited Mitchell Hunt, Jona Nareki, Ngane Punivai and Connor Garden-Bachop for the 2020 season. Hunt an experienced player with 42 Super games to his name can play fullback or first-five...