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Stormers set to defend URC title in Stellenbosch and Gqeberha

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Stormers will play some home games in Stellenbosch and Gqeberha during their United Rugby Championship title defence this season.   The South African franchise confirmed the news on Wednesday...

FEATURE: Maqondwana eager to grow as Vodacom Bulls player

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Vodacom Bulls new recruit, Phumzile Maqondwana, is relishing his time at his new home, Loftus Versfeld, while undergoing a grueling pre-season in the build-up to a tough 2022/23 season.   It has...

Over 34 million fans tune into URC as debut season sets new broadcast records

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Over 34 million fans tuned into the inaugural United Rugby Championship season as the league set a number of major broadcast records in its first campaign.     With records set for the season-long...

Early Christmas present as Chris Smit signs for Vodacom Bulls

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Christmas has come early as the Vodacom Bulls unwrapped their latest addition to their playing squad with the arrival of versatile backline player, Chris Smit.   The 27-year-old, who plays at both...

1 month until URC 2022-23 kick-off

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2022-23 URC begins in exactly one month, bringing viewers the best of Celtic, Italian and South African club rugby.    The old format had a vigorous injection last season with the introduction...

Springbok touring squad announced

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber on Monday named a 34-man squad for the Australian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, with the uncapped Canan Moodie earning a call-up for his first tour in a settled...

United Rugby Championship 2022/23 Kick-Off Times Confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The URC have confirmed the kick-off times for all 18 rounds of the United Rugby Championship for the 2022/23 season.   Glasgow Warriors will bookend the start and finish of the regular...

Marcell Coetzee claims top awards at the Bulls 2021/22 Player Awards ceremony

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blue Bulls Company hosted a glamorous blue carpet Player Awards ceremony at Heartfelt Arena, Tshwane, on Wednesday evening where players, coaches, board members, staff, sponsors and other stakeholders...

New Bok speedster comments on being likened to Cheslin Kolbe

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kurt-Lee Arendse will earn his second test cap on Saturday against the All Blacks as he comes into the starting XV in place of the injured Cheslin Kolbe.   Kolbe broke his jaw in the...

Glasgow Warriors appoint Franco Smith as Head Coach on an initial two-year contract

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Glasgow Warriors have appointed Franco Smith as the club’s new Head Coach on an initial two-year contract.     Smith, 50, joins from the Italian Rugby Federation where...