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Mario Ledesma defends Springboks ahead of Rugby Championship opener

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Los Pumas head coach Mario Ledesma has dismissed suggestions that South Africa are 'boring'.   The Springboks' style of play has been criticised during the British and Irish Lions Series with...

Finn Russell opens up on experience of Lions tour

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021 British & Irish Lions tour ended in tragedy for the men in red as they fell 19-16 to the Springboks in the third and final Test in Cape Town.    Scottish flyhalf Finn Russell was...

Gatland believes emotional come-down may undo Boks

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

British & Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland believes the biggest challenge facing the Springboks this weekend lies in their heads.    Gatland said this week that it will be difficult for...

SA vs British & Irish Lions: what the experts said

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks levelled the series in Cape Town on Saturday evening with a 27-9 defeat of the British & Irish Lions.     It was a game with plenty of niggle after a stormy build-up...

Crunch Time - SA vs British & Irish Lions, Second Test

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lions 1, Springboks 0. Such is the situation after last weekend as we dive headfirst into the second Test, which has the makings of a beautiful and beastly affair.    The Lions stuck one on...

Erasmus criticises Gatland's comments on Faf de Klerk and Marius Jonker

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa's director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has taken aim again at the officials ahead of the second Test, stating that the Springboks should have an "equal chance" in the remainder of...

Murray, Harris & Vunipola start second Test

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

British & Irish Lions Head Coach, Warren Gatland, has made three changes to the starting XV which beat the Springboks last Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the Castle Lager Lions Series. Conor Murray...

Kolisi: We know the people of South Africa will be behind us

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Captain Siya Kolisi hopes the Springboks can "put a smile on someone's face" as they get ready to take on the Lions.     Siya Kolisi hopes South Africa's rugby team can lift the spirits...

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

11 months 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...

Elstadt aiming to make impact off the bench after World Cup disappointment

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok utility forward Rynhardt Elstadt is happy to be back in the test fold after missing out on the Rugby World Cup squad.    The Toulouse forward could win just his third test cap...