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Blitzboks ready and able for Olympic charge

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springbok Sevens team are ready to take on all comers in the Tokyo Stadium in the next three days, as the South Africans face Ireland, Kenya and USA in Pool C of the Rugby Sevens tournament at the...

Looking ahead to the first Test: SA vs B&I Lions

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

While it may be devoid of the of the passionate chants of the red-clad Lions supporters in the stands, while the bruising Springbok tackles won’t be met with hear the roars of their fans rising into...

NSW Waratahs confirm Ned Hanigan return

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ned Hanigan, currently contracted to Kurita Water Gush in the Japanese Top League, will return to the NSW Waratahs in 2022 after he finishes his commitments in Japan.       The 26-year-old...

Koroibete signs for Japan's Wild Knights

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Marika Koroibete is officially leaving Australian rugby and the Melbourne Rebels, with the star winger confirming his move to Japan on Friday.       The 2019 John Eales Medallist as...

Harry Mallinder to pursue playing opportunity in Japan

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints can today confirm that Harry Mallinder will be leaving the Club ahead of the 2021/22 season to pursue a playing opportunity in Japan.     The 25-year-old has scored 233...

Waratahs welcome back old stalwart

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dynamic back-rower Jed Holloway will once again play in the colours of the Waratahs after signing a new two-year deal with the club.    Holloway already has 58 Tahs caps to his name and has...

AWJ tells us what it means to him to be back

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lions skipper Alun Wyn Jones has taken some value out of the incident which nearly rendered him unavailable for the 2021 series in South Africa.    Jones dislocated his shoulder just 7 minutes...

Winners & Losers: British & Irish Lions First Test Squad

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland has named his side for the first Test against the Springboks and with it, the Lions boss has made some tough selection calls.   In fact, Gatland claims that this test 23 'was by...

Alun Wyn Jones leads the B&I Lions in first Test against Springboks

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

British & Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland has named his side for the first Test against the Springboks at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday 24 July (kick off 5pm BST).   Tour captain Alun...

Tuipulotu signs with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues until 2025

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks lock and Super Rugby Trans Tasman-winning Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu has inked a long-term deal with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues, which will see him leave for a playing sabbatical...