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Wes Goosen set to earn his 50th cap as Wellington name a strong starting line up including both Savea brothers

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wes Goosen will return from injury to play his 50th game for the Lions in this Sunday’s clash with Auckland at Eden Park.   The 24-year-old has been a fixture of the squad since making his...

SA Rugby announce a ‘school yard pick’ Springbok Showdown along with a 4-month long domestic season

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

SA Rugby has today announced plans for a four-month-long local season. Rugby will return to South Africa on 26 September with a double-header at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, when the Bulls take...

Victor Matfield offers thoughts on 2021 Lions Tour

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

During an interview with SA Rugby Podcast, 2007 World Cup winner Victor Matfield pointed out some noteworthy similarities, regarding the Springboks, between the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa and the...

Julian and Ardie Savea start in star studded Wellington line up

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three All Blacks have been named in the Wellington Lions squad set to face Waikato at FMG Stadium on Saturday afternoon.   Asafo Aumua, TJ Perenara and Ardie Savea are all included in the starting...

McGeechan backs Lancaster for Lions

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lions legend, Sir Ian McGeechan, has been quoted as saying he would be “very surprised” if current Leinster head coach Stuart Lancaster will not be part of Warren Gatland’s coaching staff...

Crusaders confident of retaining Scott Robertson

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scott Robertson will still be the Crusaders' head coach even if he takes up a role with the British and Irish Lions next year according to the franchise's chief executive Colin Mansbridge.   Robertson,...

Lions Watch: Six Players Who Stood Out This Weekend

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The second week of European Rugby saw some fantastic rugby being played with the PRO14 and Premiership producing some stellar entertainment.    In a new Ultimate Rugby weekly feature, we take...

Leinster v Munster - The Winners and Losers:

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cracking game to end the Pro 14 action for Saturday as Leinster scrape a 2 point win over Munster and continue their unbeaten run. Munster did well to come back in to the game when it looked as though...

Five Players Who Stood Out In Saturday's Welsh Derby

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby returned in Wales with an entertaining game at Parc y Scarlets with the home side claiming an impressive 32-12 victory over the Cardiff Blues.   The Scarlets were brutal and effect with Ed...

Scott Robertson to coach with B&I Lions?

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has confirmed that he reached out to Warren Gatland to express interest in joining the British & Irish Lions coaching group for the tour of South Africa next...