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Rugby Championship Round One Team Of The Week

9 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the dust settles on a stellar opening weekend of the Rugby Championship, we pick our team of the week.   The Springboks claimed an impressive victory over the All Blacks, their first...

South Africa 26-10 New Zealand: Pollard and Marx masterclass guides Springboks to victory

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Faf de Klerk injured in the opening exchanges, Handre Pollard held a steady hand to guide South Africa to victory over New Zealand.   Handre Pollard stepped up to the plate in the...

The Rugby Championship: The Breakdown – Springboks preparing to pounce on struggling All Blacks

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand are in a crisis by their standards, and things do not get any easier as they start the Rugby Championship in South Africa.     South Africa are favourites to inflict a third consecutive...

South Africa v New Zealand: Stats, Facts, Line Ups

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa and New Zealand face off for the 102nd time on Saturday with the rivalry taken to a new destination, Nelspruit.   Saturday's test will be just the fourth time South Africa...

All Blacks must step up for under-fire Foster in the heat of Springboks battle

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand have been smarting from a historic defeat to Ireland, and Ian Foster needs a response in South Africa as he fights for his job.     Ian Foster will know there is more...

Crunch time for Foster's All Blacks as eager Boks lie in wait

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s all about to kick off at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit as, for the first time in four years, the All Blacks will do battle on South African soil against the Boks.    The hype...

Caleb Clarke returns to the All Blacks starting XV to face South Africa

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has unveiled the match-day 23 for the opening Rugby Championship Test against South Africa at Mbombela Stadium.     Samisoni Taukei’aho has been named...

New Bok speedster comments on being likened to Cheslin Kolbe

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kurt-Lee Arendse will earn his second test cap on Saturday against the All Blacks as he comes into the starting XV in place of the injured Cheslin Kolbe.   Kolbe broke his jaw in the...

"They will be dangerous now." - Frans Malherbe

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok tighthead Frans Malherbe is quietly counting down the hours to what he expects will be a titanic clash in Nelspruit as the Boks lock horns with the All Blacks for the first Test.    The...

Four Year Wait Adds Hype to South Africa Clash - Rieko Ioane

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks centre Rieko Ioane said South Africa would be a completely different challenge to Ireland when the sides meet in the Lipovitan-D first Rugby Championship Test in Nelspruit on Sunday (NZT). So...