Autumn Nations Series

South Africa's proudest rivalry to play out under the URC banner

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Friday evening will see arguably the greatest South African rivalries play out in the heat of the Cape Town summer; the old North vs South derby or, in more modern terms, Stormers vs Bulls.   The...

Refereeing appointments confirmed for 2023 Six Nations

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2023 Guinness Six Nations have released the refereeing appointments for next year's clashes.   Karl Dickson will be the man in the middle for the opening match while New Zealander James...

Flanagan: Gonzalo on comeback trial

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dragons Head Coach Dai Flanagan has revealed Argentine scrum half Gonzalo Bertranou is closing in on a playing return – but could be set to miss the festive fixtures.   Bertranou, 28,...

Stormers brace for impact against well-rested Bulls

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Stormers will be up against it in their own backyard on Friday evening as they will face a strong, well-rested Bulls side coming down from the north.   The Stormers were last in action on Saturday...

Rugby World Cup 2023: Seven matches you should get excited about

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

In less than 10 months’ time, the wait for Rugby World Cup 2023 will come to an end as France take on New Zealand in an opening match that has all the ingredients to be a classic. While...

London Irish boss speaks ahead of Stormers challenge

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

After coming away from Montpellier empty-handed, the Exiles find themselves in a hot and summery Cape Town where they will do battle with the reigning URC champions, the Stormers.   After an electric...

On this day in 2020: Rugby World Cup draw - Hosts France to face New Zealand, South Africa in with Ireland and Scotland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup 2023 hosts France will face New Zealand in the pool phase, while reigning champions South Africa have been paired with Ireland and Scotland.    France and three-time winners...

Bulls name 29-man squad for their Pool A fixture against Exeter Chiefs

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bulls Director of Rugby, Jake White has named his travelling squad for their Pool A fixture against Exeter Chiefs in round 2 of the 2022/23 Champions Cup.   The South vs North battle is pencilled...

Former England centre Tindall questions Jones dismissal ahead of World Cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Eddie Jones should have been given until the conclusion of next year's Rugby World Cup to turn England's results around, according to former centre Mike Tindall.  The Australian was dismissed on...

Andre Esterhuizen returns to the Shark Tank

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Harlequins’ Coaches have named the first-ever team to face South African opposition in the Heineken Champions Cup, playing the Cell C Sharks at Hollywoodbets Kings Park this Saturday – 13:00...