Franco Marais rugby player
Franco Marais rugby player

Franco Marais

23rd Sep 1992 1.85m/108kg Hooker

Dream XV: The International stars of the new Japanese League

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The new Japanese club competition kicks off this weekend under the new name, the Japan Rugby League One.   We take a look at the international stars that will light up the tournament in the top...

TJ Perenara scores 80-metre match winning try in the Top League

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black scrumhalf TJ Perenara has been in excellent form for his Top League side Red Hurricanes so far this season scoring 4 tries in the opening three games.   His most recent try secured a hattrick...

Wild Knights and Suntory top the conferences after Round 3

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

A full round of games today saw the completion of the third round in the 2021 Japanese Top League. Yamaha, Toshiba, Suntory, Kobe and Panasonic all recorded big wins.    Suntory, Kubota &...

Stars of the Japanese Top League

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

Premiership | Gloucester v Bristol Bears: Line Ups, Preview & Stats

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester will be marching on the path of revenge as they square up to Bristol Bears on Friday evening. The latter enjoyed a convincing win the last time the two sides met, the final whistle sounding...

Marais re-joins Gloucester on a short-term deal

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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...