Johan Ackermann rugby player
Johan Ackermann rugby player

Johan Ackermann

3rd Jun 1970 1.96m/115kg Head Coach

Supercharged Sithole fueling Lions scrum

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Loosehead prop Sti Sithole has taken the long road from Durban to Johannesburg in order to find his place as a superstar scrummager at the Lions.     At their best, the Emirates...

Lethal Lombard Brimming With Pride

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gianni Lombard, just by being on the field, is already a winner in this season’s United Rugby Championship. The schoolboy sensation of six years ago has twice fought back from serious knee injuries...

The Bismarck To Set Sail Again

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bismarck du Plessis will steam into the 2022-23 BKT United Rugby Championship as a grizzled sea dog determined to cut through the biggest swells one last time.   The league, into its second season,...

De Allende relishing 'much louder' Ellis Park

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hard-running Springbok centre Damian de Allende is looking forward to the contest this weekend against the All Blacks, saying that Ellis Park will be a much louder affair than Mbombela Stadium last...

Former All Blacks take centre stage in round two of the Top League

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath and Panasonic Wild Knights led the two conferences in the Top League after two rounds of action.   Sungoliath claimed a comfortable 14-31 victory over Honda in round two while...

Test Stars Light Up The Opening Round Of The Top League

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath and Panasonic Wild Knights lead the way in their respective conferences after the opening round of the Top League.   Panasonic claimed a comprehensive 55-14 victory over Ricoh...

Exciting youngsters vying for Gloucester fly-half role

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The sudden exit of England international Danny Cipriani from the Gloucester camp has opened the door for two young fly-halves in Lloyd Evans and George Barton to prove their worth before new signing Adam...

RANKED | The Top 10 Players Heading To Japan Next Year

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The momentum of rugby's growth in Japan may have slowed since after the Rugby World Cup with Super Rugby and the Top League but when the Top League does return in January next year, it will do...

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...

Quintet sign for the Lions

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Lions have confirmed four new additions to their squad this week, two of the arrivals coming from local rivals the Bulls.   Hooker Jaco Visagie has joined former Bulls' skipper Burger...