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Franco Smith appointed as Italy interim coach

4 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy have announced that former Cheetahs coach Franco Smith will coach the side for the 2020 Six Nations while they search for Conor O'Shea's permanent replacement.   O'Shea left his role with...

Frans Steyn confirms that he will return to Bloemfontein

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two-time World Cup-winning Springbok back Frans Steyn has confirmed he will return to South Africa in January 2020.   The 32-year-old Steyn has been plying his trade abroad since 2014, currently...

Stormers set to lose lock Cobus Wiese to Saracens

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Young utility forward Cobus Wiese is in advanced negotiations with Premiership giants Saracens to sign a five-year deal with the European champions, reports claim.     According to rugby365,...

PRO14 Round 6: Cardiff Blues v Cheetahs

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Cardiff Blues notched up their second victory in the Pro14 with a 30-17 home win over the Cheetahs in round 6. The Blues started strongly, with an early penalty and try seeing them build an 8-0 lead. The...

Monday Morning Round Up

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Marchant signs new Quins deal which includes a spell in New Zealand     Harlequins centre Joe Marchant has signed a three-year contract extension with the London Club, until 2023. Additionally,...

Southern Kings make history in PRO14

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

There was unbridled joy for the Southern Kings in the PRO14 on Saturday as they made history by registering their first away win in the competition and their first win of the season against Ospreys in...

PRO14 Round 5: Scarlets v Cheetahs Highlights

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Scarlets made it four wins from five matches as they edged the Cheetahs 17-13 in the Pro14. The Cheetahs struck first with the games opening try, but the Scarlets hit back with two scores to take a...

Defence Guru Jacques Nienaber set to replace Erasmus - report

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the Springboks World Cup-winning campaign, Rassie Erasmus is set to step down as the head coach of the national side and continue in his role as director of rugby.     Ahead of the...

Scarlets bounce back with victory over Cheetahs

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets bounced back from their thrashing at the hands of Edinburgh to beat Cheetahs 17-13 in the Pro14 on Saturday.   Tries from Steff Evans and Kieran Hardy, allied to seven points from...

Pro 14 Round 5 Preview

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It has been a great start to this year’s Pro 14 and while it has been slightly hindered by the Rugby World Cup happening in Japan, many of the big sides have now welcomed back their star players.     Round...