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Springbok and Bulls wing Ismaiel forced into early retirement

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

After sustaining a shoulder injury in November 2020, Springbok and Bulls wing Travis Ismaiel has announced his retirement from rugby.           View this post on Instagram       A...

Moana Pasifika granted unconditional licence for 2022 season

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Moana Pasifika has been granted an unconditional licence to join a planned new professional rugby competition next year, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) announced today.       The NZR Board’s...

Lionel Mapoe returns to Bulls

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following their announcement of Ruan Combrinck's signing, the Bulls have further boosted their squad with the confirmation that Springbok centre, Lionel Mapoe, will make a return to Loftus Versfeld,...

Wallabies and Rebels flyer off to Japan

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies flyer Marika Koroibete is leaving the Melbourne Rebels to extend his playing career in Japan.   The Rebels have confirmed that the speedster will depart the club after 69...

24 Years ago today, King Carlos made his test debut

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

24 years ago today, Carlos Spencer made his test debut for the All Blacks scoring 33 points against Argentina.   On this day in 1997, King Carlos made his test debut for the All Blacks scoring...

Blues end 18-year wait for Super Rugby glory

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues were crowned Super Rugby Trans Tasman Champions after a 23-15 home win over the Highlanders in the Final.   The Highlanders opened the scoring with a penalty five minutes in, but the Blues...

Ash Dixon sees yellow after a nasty tackle

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders co-captain Ash Dixon is sent for ten after a dangerous tackle on Blues flyhalf Otere Black in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final        

Watch: Ash Dixon escapes red for high shot on Otere Black

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders hooker and co-captain Ash Dixon escaped a red card in the Super Rugby Trans Tasman final as he was shown a yellow card for this tackle on Blues flyhalf Otere Black.   The officiating...