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Super Rugby by the Numbers

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Now that the dust has settled on yet another stellar Super Rugby season that saw the Crusaders claim back to back titles we take a look at who dominated the numbers during the 2018 season.   Surprisingly...

Super Rugby Final Preview

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2018 Super Rugby Final is a historic one, it will be the first time that the same teams are playing against each other in successive finals.   Last year, the Crusaders did what was deemed...

Mario Ledesma named new Argentina coach

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina have today named their new coach, with former Pumas hooker Mario Ledesma succeeding Daniel Hourcade, who resigned last month after a string of losses.   Ledesma...

Combined Crusaders & Lions XV

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The Lions and Crusaders face off in the Super Rugby final for the second consecutive year this weekend. The Crusaders earned the right to host this year's edition of the tournament after narrowly...

Dyantyi & Brink fit for Super Rugby Final

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Aphiwe Dyantyi and Cyle Brink have been included in the Lions’ 25-man squad that will travel to Christchurch for the Super Rugby final against the Crusaders.   Cyle Brink has been...

One Change To Lions XV to face Waratahs

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Lions will be without form flanker Cyle Brink when they face the Waratahs at Ellis Park in the Super Rugby semi-final this weekend.    He is replaced by Lourens Erasmus in the starting...

Super Rugby Playoff Team of the Week

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We pick our team of the Week after the Hurricanes, Crusaders, Waratahs and Lions booked their places in the Super Rugby semi-finals.   1. Toby Smith An improved scrummaging performance compared...

HIGHLIGHTS: Super Rugby Quarter-Finals: Waratahs v Highlanders

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

An incredible second half fight back by the Waratahs saw them edge the Highlanders 30-23 in the quarter-finals of Super Rugby. Two early penalties to one gave the Waratahs a 6-3 lead. It was all Highlanders...

Malcolm Marx dominates as Lions progress to semis

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Lions progressed to the Super Rugby semi-finals for the third year in the row after they defeated the Jaguares in Johannesburg.    Malcolm Marx It's easy to see why Marx has been labeled...

HIGHLIGHTS: Super Rugby Quarter-Finals: Lions v Jaguares

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Lions booked their spot in the Super Rugby semi-finals with a 40-23 home win over the Jaguares. Two early penalties gave Jaguares a 6-0 lead. The Lions stormed back with three tries and a...