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What does Cheslin Kolbe's replacement Sbu Nkosi bring to the Springbok side?

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks will be without their star winger Cheslin Kolbe for their semi-final clash with Wales at Yokohama Stadium on Sunday.     Kolbe has been sensational since linking up with the...

Springboks without star man Kolbe for semi-final clash

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Powerful winger Sbu Nkosi has been drafted into the Springbok starting line-up for Sunday’s gripping Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales at the Yokohama International Stadium     Nkosi...

Japan make history as fearsome All Blacks march on – the pool stage in numbers

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is headed for the knockout rounds after a dramatic pool stage in which Scotland were the biggest casualties.     Eight teams remain from 20, with hosts Japan – who...

RWC Review: Ireland 47-5 Samoa

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Johnny Sexton claimed an 18-point haul as Ireland sealed their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with a 47-5 thrashing of Samoa despite Bundee Aki's red card.   Ireland knew maximum points...

Simplicity key for quarter-final bound Springboks - Erasmus

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus was pleased to see South Africa keep things simple in tricky conditions as they booked a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.     A much-changed Springboks...

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa 66-7 Canada

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa delivered a statement of intent as they thrashed Canada 66-7 to book their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals in style.     Rassie Erasmus insisted there would...

RWC Preview: South Africa v Canada

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa boss Rassie Erasmus expects no drop in quality from his much-changed side when they take on Canada in the Rugby World Cup.     Erasmus has made 13 changes for Tuesday's Pool...

Springboks make changes for Canada clash

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa have made 13 changes to their starting side to face Canada at the Rugby World Cup on Tuesday.   After losing to the All Blacks in their opener, the Springboks have claimed comfortable...

RWC Preview: New Zealand v Namibia

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen says Jordie Barrett has the "swagger" to "boss the game" at fly-half when New Zealand face Namibia in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.   Barrett will don the famous All Blacks number...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan 38-19 Samoa

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kotaru Matsushima scored a late and potentially crucial bonus-point clinching try as Japan remained on track for a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals by winning 38-19 against Samoa.     Hosts...