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Etzebeth named SA Rugby Player of the Year for 2022

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok centurion Eben Etzebeth has been voted SA Rugby’s Player of the Year for 2022 following a string of excellent performances by the experienced lock last year, while Canan Moodie won the...

Double delight for New Zealand at HSBC Sydney Sevens

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand romped to victory in both the women’s and men’s finals of the HSBC Sydney Sevens to increase their leads at the top of the HSBC World Rugby Seven Series 2023 standings. It is the...

South Africa to host next two World Rugby U20 Championships

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa will host the next two editions of the World Rugby U20 Championship, in 2023 and 2024, the global governing body and SA Rugby confirmed on Thursday, while Kenya was awarded the World Rugby...

England men's U20 to play in returning World Rugby U20 Championship

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men’s U20 will compete in the World Rugby U20 Championship, which returns for the first time since 2019 following COVID-forced cancellations. The tournament features the world’s...

Baxter backs Nowell to bounce back

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, is confident Jack Nowell has what it takes to force his way back into the selection plans of New England head coach Steve Borthwick.   Cornishman Nowell,...

URC Round 6 Rescheduled Fixtures to take place next month

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The United Rugby Championship can confirm that the Round 6 fixtures that were postponed in October will now take place at the end of next month.   Those games, the Sharks v Ulster and Lions...

Hacjivah Dayimani’s phenomenal journey to Champions Cup stardom

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hacjivah Dayimani will be looking to continue a cracking start to his Heineken Champions Cup career when DHL Stormers visit London Irish in Round 3 on Sunday.   The No.8 was on the losing...

The Rugby Life of Franco Smith, A Man Made for the URC

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

There are few people better equipped to operate amid the multi-faceted diversity of the BKT United Rugby Championship than Franco Smith. Here’s a man who played and coached in his homeland of South...

Shaun Edwards believes the Boks are the team to beat

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Popular France defence coach Shaun Edwards has outlined why, he believes, the Springboks are the strongest unit in world rugby at the moment.   Although South Africa currently rank fourth in the...

Munster Side To Face Ulster

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Munster team to face Ulster has been named ahead of our first game of 2023 at the Kingspan Stadium on New Year’s Day (5.15pm, live on TG4). Jack O’Donoghue captains Munster with six personnel...