Dylan Hartley re-signs new Saints deal and re-appointed as captain

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints has today announced that Dylan Hartley has both signed a new contract and been appointed as the club’s captain for the second time.   “Dylan has rightly received recognition...

Southern Kings and Cheetahs set to join PRO12

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Recently, the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs received an axe from Super Rugby following a SANZAAR decision to reduce the competition’s participants from 18 to 15 teams from next season.   The...

Vermeulen out for three months after undergoing surgery

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springboks No 8 Duane Vermeulen is set to miss the Rugby Championship after undergoing groin surgery.   "Vermeulen will be out for three months," a Toulon spokesperson said, adding that the Top...

Lions announce junior contracts

1 week ago by Lions Rugby

Four Junior Springboks, Wandisile Simelane, Jeanluc Cilliers, Reinhardt Nothnagel and Len Massyn have been contracted by the Lions Rugby.   “We aim to develop players and keep key junior players...

Pollard, Cronjé invited to Bok assessment camp

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks have invited 14 players to a medical and conditioning assessment camp next week, with experienced flyhalves Handré Pollard and Lionel Cronjé amongst the 14 players.   Thirteen...

Wednesday Morning Round Up

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Amanaki Mafi named Rebels' best for 2017 Backrower Amanaki Mafi has been named the 2017 Melbourne Rebels Players’ Player at the club’s end of season function on Wednesday.Full story &...

Wallabies name extended squad for next month’s Bledisloe Cup opener

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named an extended national train-on squad for intensive camps in the lead-up to the Bledisloe Cup in Sydney on August 19.   The squad is without Quade Cooper...

Amanaki Mafi named Rebels' best for 2017

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Backrower Amanaki Mafi has been named the 2017 Melbourne Rebels Players’ Player at the club’s end of season function on Wednesday.   The 27-year-old led the league for runs (184) and...