Paul Willemse rugby player
Paul Willemse rugby player

Paul Willemse

13th Nov 1992 2.01m/125kg No 4 Lock

Why Nico Janse van Rensburg is one of the best selection calls from the Springboks

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jacques Nienebar and Rassie Erasmus sprang a few surprises when naming the first Springbok since the Rugby World Cup in Japan.   The Springbok management team picked the entire Rugby World Cup-winning...

Challenge Cup Final: Teams and Preview

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers and Montpellier clash in the Challenge Cup Final on Friday at Twickenham.    Leicester saw off Connacht Rugby, Newcastle Falcons and Ulster Rugby en route to a first final...

Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals: Wrap Up and Team of the Week

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The Challenge Cup round of 16 saw the likes of Bath, Leicester Tigers, Montpellier and Ulster all claim victories to move them ever closer to the title.   We take a look back at the weekend's...

2021 Six Nations Team Of The Competition

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales are Six Nations Champions! An incredible tournament has come to an end with Wayne Pivac's men ending on top of the table with France coming agonisingly close to the title. Ireland finish third while...

Romain Ntamack starts as Fabien Galthie rings the changes for Six Nations Finale

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France head coach Fabien Galthie has named Romain Ntamack at flyhalf for France's final Six Nations match against Scotland on Friday at the Stade de France.   France need to beat Scotland by 21...

France lock Paul Willemse suspended after red card for 'eye area contact'

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France will be without lock Paul Willemse as they face Scotland in the Six Nations decider on Friday.   The second-rower has been banned for just two games after appearing before a disciplinary...

Galthie accuses Wales players over Willemse red as Fickou targets Scots

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France were hindered by Paul Willemse's red against Wales, an incident Fabien Galthie discussed at length after a dramatic Six Nations win.     France coach Fabien Galthie accused Wales'...

Ibanez hails France belief after last-gasp win over Wales

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

France scored two late tries to deny Wales the Grand Slam and keep their hopes of winning the Six Nations alive in Paris.     Raphael Ibanez paid tribute to France's unbreakable belief after...

Wales pay the penalty as France dash Grand Slam hopes at the death

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It seemed Wales were certain to win a Six Nations Grand Slam, but France – and Brice Dulin in particular – had other ideas.     So near and yet so far for Wales, who...

Ken Ownes responds to Fabien Galthie's comments

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Welsh hooker Ken Owens has issued a response to certain comments made by French head coach Fabien Galthie in the wake of Les Bleus’ victory over the men in red over the weekend.   Galthie...