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Dave Wessels steps down as head coach of Melbourne Rebels

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Melbourne Rebels head coach Dave Wessels has decided to stand down as head coach of the franchise after a run of poor results.    Wessels joined the Rebels four years ago after a stint with...

Record Breaking Audiences For Super Rugby Australia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021 Super Rugby AU season has proven a hit with fans across Australia with record-breaking numbers tuning in on television, at games and at Rugby fields around the country.   Last weekend's...

Super Rugby: Wrap Up and Team of the Week

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Super Rugby playoffs have been decided with the Chiefs tackling the Crusaders in Super Rugby Aotearoa while the Brumbies and Western Force will go head to head to see who will face the Reds in the...

Super Rugby Trans-Tasman draw finalised

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and Rugby Australia (RA) have confirmed the final schedule for Super Rugby Trans-Tasman with additional home matches for the Blues, Hurricanes and Highlanders and trips to Wollongong...

Super Rugby: Wrap Up and Team of the Week

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A thrilling round of Super Rugby Aotearoa saw both games head into extra time with the Chiefs edging out the Highlanders in the competition's first-ever golden point extra time before the Crusaders won...

Rebels 15-16 Western Force: Anstee the hero as wasteful hosts are stunned

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rebels failed to turn dominance into points and were shocked as a late try secured victory for the Western Force on Friday.     The Western Force snatched a dramatic 16-15 victory over...

Wallabies lock set for Rebels return in 2022

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies and Pau lock Matt Philip has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Melbourne Rebels and Rugby Australia.   The second-rower, who was a mainstay in the Wallabies starting XV in 2020 will...

Kyle Godwin returns for the Force, Olowofela starts

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Western Force travel to Melbourne this week as they take on the Melbourne Rebels in the Round 8 Super Rugby AU clash at AAMI Park on Friday.   Head coach Tim Sampson has named an extended replacements...

Nic White captains the Brumbies, James Slipper returns

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

James Slipper is set to return to the Brumbies starting team at tighthead prop, with Nic White named to lead the side against the Western Force this Friday night at GIO Stadium. White has skippered the...