Franco Marais rugby player
Franco Marais rugby player

Franco Marais

23rd Sep 1992 1.85m/108kg Hooker

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...

Bristol end 11-year wait for Premiership win over ill-disciplined Gloucester

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester let Friday's Premiership match slip through their fingers late on at Bristol Bears.       Bristol Bears preyed on a shoddy final 20 minutes from Gloucester to earn a first...

South African Conference: Ins and Outs

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 edition of Super Rugby gets underway this weekend and with the first fixtures being played on Friday, and we end off our in’s and out series by bringing you a comprehensive list of transfers...

Thursday Morning Round Up

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Koroibete re-signs with Rugby Australia and the Rebels The Wallabies have confirmed that Marika Koroibete has signed a new deal through to the end of 2019. Full Story Ma'a Nonu signs...

2018 Super Rugby Departees XV

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

As we head into the final round of the Super Rugby regular season we take a look at the players who could be playing their final match this weekend in the Southern Hemisphere competition before heading...

Gloucester complete the signing of South African lock Gerbrandt Grobler

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

After just one season with Munster Rugby, Gerbrandt Grobler will join fellow South African Johann Ackermann's Gloucester next season in the Premiership. The 26-year old made 11 appearances for Munster...

Gloucester sign Sharks Hooker

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester Rugby have confirmed their latest recruit to put pen to paper in joining the Cherry and Whites for next season, with Franco Marais arriving this summer from Super Rugby's Sharks.   Gloucester...

Sharks named 2018 Super Rugby squad

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Sharks Head Coach, Robert du Preez has announced the names of 45 players that form part of his Super Rugby squad for 2018.   The squad consists of 25 forwards and 20 backs, with 12 of the players...

SA ‘A’ squad for series opener against French Barbarians

3 years ago by South African Rugby

South African ‘A’ coach, Johan Ackermann, has named seven Springboks in his 23-man squad to face the French Barbarians at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Friday, 16 June 2017.   Ackermann...

Cloete back in SA ‘A’ squad for French Barbarians

3 years ago by South African Rugby

Southern Kings flank Chris Cloete has been drafted back into the SA ‘A’ team following Jean-Luc du Preez’s elevation to the Springbok squad.   Du Preez, who was invited to train...