Franco Marais rugby player
Franco Marais rugby player

Franco Marais

23rd Sep 1992 1.85m/108kg Hooker

Marais re-joins Gloucester on a short-term deal

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester have confirmed that hooker Franco Marais will remain at the club until the end of the season.   The 27-year-old hooker has previously made 35 appearances for the Cherry & Whites and...

Premiership Rugby Ins and Outs

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

When the Premiership returns on the 14th of August, it will be 159 days after the last match was staged with Bristol Bears defeating Harlequins to mark their fifth Premiership win in a row, their...

Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A busy week on the player market this week saw the likes of Gloucester, Leinster and Harlequins all release squad updates while there were a number of confirmed signings across Europe.   We...

Weekly Round Up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Goneva heads to France:     The 36-year-old Fijian has spent most of his career having joined Leicester Tigers from French club Tarbes in 2012. He spent four years...

Gloucester confirm two re-signings and eight departures

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester have today confirmed the eight players that will leave the club with two players committing their future to the club.   Gloucester has confirmed that three players...

Johan Ackermann's Top League side confirms eight new signings including a World Cup winning Springbok

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Gloucester head coach Johan Ackerman has started his recruitment for his new side NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes.   The South African has recruited three former Gloucester players including Franco...

Picking a form South African XV from the Premiership

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Premiership is home to 40 South African born players with 10 of those 40 on Sale Sharks' payroll.   The South Africans are some of the best players in the league, we take a look at form...

Analysis: The depth of South Africa's Pack

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks went through a major transformation under Rassie Erasmus in 2018 with the former Springbok introducing a new a number of new faces and changing the fortunes of the struggling...

Player Ratings: Saracens v Gloucester

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saracens booked their place in the final at Twickenham with a stellar team performance to smash Gloucester 44-19 at Allianz Park.   Here is our player ratings from the semi-final   Saracens   1....

Atkinson hat-trick helps Gloucester tighten play-off grip

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints lost an 11-try thriller to Gloucester, who saw Mark Atkinson flourish with a hat-trick at Franklin's Gardens.       Mark Atkinson scored a first-half hat-trick as...