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Milestone for Kitshoff as Springboks make changes for Second Test

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok prop Steven Kitshoff will earn his 50th Test cap at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday in the second Test of the Castle Lager Lions Series, with Jasper Wiese named at No 8 in this crucial...

Looking ahead to the first Test: SA vs B&I Lions

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

While it may be devoid of the of the passionate chants of the red-clad Lions supporters in the stands, while the bruising Springbok tackles won’t be met with hear the roars of their fans rising into...

Elstadt aiming to make impact off the bench after World Cup disappointment

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok utility forward Rynhardt Elstadt is happy to be back in the test fold after missing out on the Rugby World Cup squad.    The Toulouse forward could win just his third test cap...

Boks 'Bomb Squad' altered, not defused

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A hallmark of the Springboks run to the Rugby World Cup title in 2019 was the now famed 'Bomb Squad' with Rassie Erasmus taking full advantage of South Africa's riches in the pack with a 6-2 spilt...

Springbok milestone for Pollard in opener against Lions

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Handré Pollard will earn his 50th cap in the momentous opening Test between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday – the first of three internationals...

The Springbok back row in Siya Kolisi's absence

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks could be without influential captain Siya Kolisi in the open test match against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.   Kolisi is one of several players who have been stuck...

Kolbe and de Klerk excited for Lions challenge

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two of the Springboks’ overseas contingent spoke to the press yesterday and are itching to pull on their country’s colours once more.    Cheslin Kolbe and Faf de Klerk –...

Top 14 & Pro D2 fixtures for 2021-22 season

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Top 14 has released the calendar for the 2021-22 season. And it is set to open with a cracker as La Rochelle take on Toulouse in a replication of the 2020-21 final.    The tournament kicks...

Inexperienced France Team Named To Face The Wallabies

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

France head coach Fabien Galthié has named an inexperienced side to face Australia in their opening test match on Wednesday 7 June at Suncorp Stadium (kick-off at 11am BST).   Toulouse-bound...

How the Springboks could line up against Georgia

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jacques Nienaber takes control of his first test match as the Springboks head coach on Friday when the World Champions take on Georgia.    Having taken over from Rassie Erasmus after the...