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Moerat earns Springbok call-up for UK tour

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former SA Schools and Junior Springbok captain Salmaan Moerat has earned his first Springbok call-up in a squad of 32 players named by Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber on Tuesday for the Castle Lager Outgoing...

France name 42-man squad for Autumn Nations Series

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

France head coach Fabien Galthié and General manager Raphaël Ibanez have announced a French squad of 42 players for the Autumn Nations Series.     France will face:    -...

A new semi-professional league added as France restructure the men's amateur game

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2022/23 season will mark a complete reform of French Rugby with a new second semi-professional men's league set to be added.   The new semi-professional, Nationale 2, will be the fourth-highest...

Uruguay and Chile move up World Rugby Men’s Rankings

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Uruguay’s convincing 34-15 victory over USA in Montevideo on Saturday saw them clinch the Americas 1 qualification place at Rugby World Cup 2023 and also lifted them above the Eagles in the World...

Uruguay put USA away to qualify for RWC 2023

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Uruguay will appear in Pool A of the 2023 World Cup in France after defeating the USA  34-15 at Estadio Charrúa on Saturday afternoon.    The home side drew first...

Second Test added to Springbok Women’s itinerary

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springbok Women will face Wales in Cardiff as part of their European tour in November, adding to the two fixtures already confirmed for their trip to the Northern Hemisphere.   The Springbok...

Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup fixture dates and TV coverage announced

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Toulousain, who completed a magnificent double of Champions Cup and TOP 14 triumphs last season, will kick off the defence of their elite European title on Saturday, 11 December with a Round 1 clash...

EPCR working on Club World Cup for rugby

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Outgoing EPCR chairperson Simon Halliday has confirmed that the organisers of the Champions Cup are working towards the organisation of a rugby Club World Cup.     "We are now working...

Captain Cane returns, uncapped lock Josh Lord called up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Taranaki and Chiefs lock Josh Lord has been called into the All Blacks squad for the Northern Tour to the USA and Europe.   20-year-old Lord, together with All Blacks Sam Cane, Samuel Whitelock,...

McMahon returns, Holmes becomes oldest Wallaby in the pro era

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Evergreen prop Greg Holmes has been selected to make his return to the International arena for the first time since 2016.   Holmes returns via the pine, alongside reserve loose forward Sean...