Ruan Pienaar rugby player
Ruan Pienaar rugby player

Ruan Pienaar

10th Mar 1984 1.88m/83kg Scrum Half

PRO14’s Ultimate XV

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Over the past few weeks, the Pro14 has been compiling a list of their Ultimate XV from the last 13 seasons as voted for by the fans, with two players going head-to-head and a winner being announced each...

11 Years on from Jaque Fourie and Morne Steyn's heroics

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

11 Years to the day, the Springboks claimed a series victory over the British and Irish Lions with a 28-25 win in a classic Test match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.   With tempers flaring...

Ultimate Rugby's All Time European Imported XV

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Since rugby went professional in 1995, European clubs have searched the market to sign top players to help propel them to glory both domestically and in Europe.   We have picked a XV of...

Five Young Gun Springboks The Lions Could Face In 2021

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A few youngsters have made their mark against the famed touring side over the years.   In 2013, a young Israel Folau made his test debut against Warren Gatland's side while in 2017 Rieko Ioane...

Relive: The Third British and Irish Lions Test 2009 - Full Test

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With South Africa having already secured the Series 2-0, The British and Irish Lions came out with a point to prove in the third and final test of the tour.   The Lions finished on...

Relive: The First British and Irish Lions Test 2009 - Full Test

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa won the first British and Irish Lions tour test in 2009 as they ran out 26-21 victors.   We relive the first test in full:   The Springboks raced out to a 19–7 half-time...

Home games to determine Cheetahs’ PRO14 playoff fate

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

While the  Southern Kings will be playing for pride in their eight remaining PRO14 pool matches, the heat will be on for the Cheetahs, whose playoff fate will be decided by a series of home matches...

Southern Kings 30-31 Cheetahs: Rhyno Smith inspires remarkable comeback

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

An incredible finish to Saturday's Pro14 game saw Rhyno Smith's late double lift Cheetahs to a stunning 31-30 win at rivals Southern Kings.     The two South African sides clashed at Nelson...

Watch: Rhyno Smith's incredible catch to seal victory for the Cheetahs

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rhyno Smith scored twice in the closing stages against Southern Kings to again secure the bragging rights for the Cheetahs.     An incredible finish to Saturday's Pro14 game saw Rhyno Smith's...

Pieter-Steph du Toit claims top SA Rugby award

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off phenomenal 2019 season when he added the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year award to his World Rugby Player of the Year accolade.   Rassie Erasmus and the Springboks...