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Explainer: The 50:22, Goal line drop-out & the other new law variations and how they work

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby Championship officially kicks off this weekend right off the back of the British and Irish Lions series and with it comes the introduction of the new law variation for test rugby this year.   The...

Morne Steyn returns to Springboks side as De Allende reaches 50

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Damian de Allende will become the third Springbok in the Castle Lager Lions Series to reach the career milestone of 50 Test caps in Saturday’s decider in Cape Town, where Morné Steyn could...

Looking ahead to the first Test: SA vs B&I Lions

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

While it may be devoid of the of the passionate chants of the red-clad Lions supporters in the stands, while the bruising Springbok tackles won’t be met with hear the roars of their fans rising into...

AWJ tells us what it means to him to be back

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Lions skipper Alun Wyn Jones has taken some value out of the incident which nearly rendered him unavailable for the 2021 series in South Africa.    Jones dislocated his shoulder just 7 minutes...

Boks 'Bomb Squad' altered, not defused

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A hallmark of the Springboks run to the Rugby World Cup title in 2019 was the now famed 'Bomb Squad' with Rassie Erasmus taking full advantage of South Africa's riches in the pack with a 6-2 spilt...

Winners & Losers: British & Irish Lions First Test Squad

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland has named his side for the first Test against the Springboks and with it, the Lions boss has made some tough selection calls.   In fact, Gatland claims that this test 23 'was by...

Alun Wyn Jones leads the B&I Lions in first Test against Springboks

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

British & Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland has named his side for the first Test against the Springboks at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday 24 July (kick off 5pm BST).   Tour captain Alun...

Springbok milestone for Pollard in opener against Lions

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Handré Pollard will earn his 50th cap in the momentous opening Test between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday – the first of three internationals...

"I've done what I could have done" - Luke Cowan-Dickie hopes for Lions Test role

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

British and Irish Lions hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie believes he has done everything within his power to claim a spot in the match 23 for the tests against South Africa.   Cowan-Dickie shone brightest...