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PRO14 confirm talks to expand the competition in South Africa

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The PRO14 Rugby has confirmed they are in ‘early discussions’ with South Africa Rugby about expanding the tournament to include more South African franchises from 2021.     In...

Kings go into liquidation

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

SA Rugby yesterday announced that the Southern Kings franchise have been placed in liquidation due to R55 million debt, according to a report in supersport.com.   Andre Rademan, Kings board chairman,...

Newcastle Falcons Sign Springbok Scrumhalf

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ex-Springbok scrum-half Louis Schreuder is joining Newcastle Falcons for the upcoming Gallagher Premiership season.   The 30-year-old was a central part of the Sharks side which topped Super Rugby’s...

PRO14 Coach and Player of the season named

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edinburgh duo Duhan van der Merwe and Richard Cockerill have earned the two most prestigious awards on offer in the Guinness PRO14 having been voted in as the best player and coach by their peers for the...

Four SA Super Rugby teams on the verge of joining the PRO14 next year

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The four South African Super Rugby sides – the Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers – are set to join Europe’s Pro14 competition by early next year, according to a report by The Daily...

Southern Kings suspend playing activities for 2020

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The board of the Southern Kings has voluntarily withdrawn the team from participation in any planned domestic rugby competitions in 2020, confirms SA Rugby.     The players and staff were...

PRO14's Most Prominent Defenders: tackle, turnover & lineout-steal stats

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Pro14 returns this weekend, hopefully with a bang, much to the delight of rugby fans around the world. Before the resumption commences, a quick look at the stats may tell us who to look out for on...

Premiership Rugby Ins and Outs

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

When the Premiership returns on the 14th of August, it will be 159 days after the last match was staged with Bristol Bears defeating Harlequins to mark their fifth Premiership win in a row, their...

PRO14 Restart Fixtures & Kick-Off Times Confirmed

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The PRO14 have confirmed the fixtures and kick off times for the return of the PRO14 from 21 August. The abbreviated schedule will see the 2019/20 PRO14 regular season run to 15 rounds followed by Semi-finals...

SA Rugby public mourns the passing of as respected Xhosa commentator and former player Kaunda Ntunja dies

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Respected South African rugby commentator and broadcaster Kaunda Ntunja has died at the age of 38.   An award-winning rugby commentator, Ntunja became the first black African to captain SA...