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Springbok assistant steps down ahead of the Rugby World Cup

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok attack consultant Swys de Bruin advised Springbok management on Tuesday that he wished to be released from his role with the team ahead of the Rugby World Cup due to personal and medical reasons.   De...

Rugby Championship Team of the Tournament

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks bagged their maiden Rugby Championship title and are in the process of a remarkable turnaround from the performances they have produced over the last few years. The Wallabies shocked the...

Warren Whiteley’s World Cup dream is just about over

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Springbok captain Warren Whiteley looks set to miss the Rugby World Cup in Japan following another torrid time with injuries.   The Lions no.8 captained the Springboks under Allister Coetzee...

Jantjies snubs overseas interest to remain in South Africa

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok and Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies has snubbed overseas clubs to pen a new deal with the Lions and SA Rugby.   The 29-year-old helped the Lions to three consecutive Super Rugby Finals between...

Confirmed: Josh Strauss to return to South Africa

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Sale Sharks have confirmed that Scotland International Josh Strauss will leave the club with immediate effect.   Strauss has been released from the final year of his contract in Manchester,...

Super Rugby Team of the Season

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders claimed their third consecutive title beating the Jaguares in the final of the 2019 edition of Super Rugby.   There were a number of standout players featured for the Jaguares and...

'Gats is phenomenal with what he's done' - Fitzpatrick has applauded NZ Rugby's decision to grant Gatland special dispensation

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland is set to take over the Chiefs on a four-year deal that will allow him to coach the British and Irish Lions in 2021.     Sean Fitzpatrick has applauded the decision of New...

Stats & Facts: Crusaders Vs Hurricanes

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The second Super Rugby semi-final sees the Crusaders on the hunt for their third Super Rugby title as they take on the Wellington-based Hurricanes in the do or die clash on Saturday at Orangetheory...

Ivan van Rooyen to retain head coach role at Golden Lions

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Lions have announced that Ivan van Rooyen will retain the role of head coach of the club after they just missed out on a spot in the final last year.                              Van...

Gatland named Chiefs coach! Good news for McKenzie, bad news for South Africa?

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Super Rugby franchise the Chiefs, snapped up the signature of arguably the most in-demand head coach with Warren Gatland signing a four-year deal with the side.   Gatland will have a...