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Bayonne stun Racing 92 on opening day, Toulouse beaten

3 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

There were shock wins for Bayonne and Bordeaux-Begles as the Top 14 returned for the 2019-20 season on Saturday.       Newly promoted Bayonne celebrated an opening-day upset as the...

Perpignan score a sensational 90 metre try in season opener

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Perpignan kicked off life back in PRO D2, France's second division, with a 23-13 victory over Beziers on Thursday.   The win was Perpignan's first in-season victory since they stunned Montpellier...

Springboks name final training squad

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springbok training squad of 36 players assembled in Bloemfontein on Sunday for a four-day Rugby World Cup camp in Bloemfontein as part of the Boks’ preparations for the global tournament which...

Siya Kolisi returns in a new look Springbok side to face Argentina

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby director of rugby, unleashed a new-look team to take on the Pumas on Wednesday, packed with players looking to secure a place in South Africa’s Rugby World Cup squad.     Eighteen...

Sonny Bill Williams named to start for for Counties Manukau along with former Connacht prop

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All eyes will be on Sonny Bill Williams in Counties Manakau's Mitre 10 Cup clash on Saturday as the All Blacks centre starts against Taranaki.   It will be another important step for the 52-test...

London Irish Sign Tongan International

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

London Irish have secured the services of Tonga international Steve Mafi who will join the club early in the 2019/20 season.     The Australian born second-row forward, who represented Australia...

Duane Vermeulen to lead the Springboks against New Zealand

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Experienced No 8 Duane Vermeulen will lead the Springboks against the All Blacks on Saturday, when the two traditional rivals clash in Wellington in the second round of the shortened 2019 Castle Lager...

Hendré Stassen facing four-year ban

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Français lock Hendre Stassen is facing a ban between two to four years after testing positive for a banned substance during a random screening.     According to Stade...

Springboks name squad to travel to New Zealand

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks have confirmed a touring squad of 36 players for their Rugby Championship matches against New Zealand and Argentina in the next three weeks.   SA Rugby Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus,...

The Bulls recruit another former player for the 2020 Super Rugby season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Bulls have continued their recruitment for next season with another former player returning to the franchise from France.   Former Springbok and Super Rugby winning lock Juandre Kruger...