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Stars of the Japanese Top League

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

Siya Kolisi set to leave Stormers for fellow South African franchise - report

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has been tipped for a move away from the Stormers and Western Province with his current contract expiring in July 2021.   The flanker...

2021 B&I Lions Tour will be discussed in crunch talks this month

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British & Irish Lions have provided an update on the 2021 Tour to South Africa following reports that the tour to South Africa this year is in serious danger of not going ahead this year due...

British & Irish Lions Tour threatened by coronavirus developments

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa this year is in serious danger of not going ahead this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Daily Mail.   New strains of the...

Lions Legends - Willie John McBride

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

“There was nothing that Willie John would ask of any man that he wasn’t prepared to do himself.” – Gareth Edwards.   “The biggest natural leader of British & Irish...

The Journey of Errol Tobias - South Africa's First Black Springbok - Part 2 "Climbing the Ladder"

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tobias' individuality on the field and command of the basics soon earned him a spot in the 1972 Proteas (consisting of the country’s top non-white players) tour to England. The tour was mildly successful...

Ireland confirm 3-test tour of NZ

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has revealed that his side will embark on a three-test tour of New Zealand in 2022.   It will be the first time the Irish tour the ‘land of the long white cloud’...

Andy Farrell shares thoughts on World Cup pool

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell is upbeat about the prospect of his team facing the World Champion Springboks in the pool stages of the 2023 World Cup.   "It's fantastic. You're always going to...

The Springboks' jersey for the 2021 Lions tour has been released

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

ASICS unveiled the unique Springbok jersey for next year’s tour to South Africa of the British & Irish Lions on Friday, featuring a vintage colourway and special commemorative 3D...

England to play Australia & South Africa in 2021 Autumn Internationals

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

England will play three Test matches at Twickenham Stadium in autumn 2021.     Eddie Jones and the squad will begin their campaign on 6...