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"I think he can become a lot better. I would say he probably has five golden years still ahead of him."

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

England forward's coach Matt Proudfoot says Maro Itoje could be at the start of "five golden years" as he enters the prime of his career.   Itoje is expected to go on the 2021 British and Irish...

The Springbok descended from a Lion

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The rugby blood runs strong in the veins of Jesse Kriel. Today the Springbok centre tweeted about his great grandfather, John Hodgson, a British & Irish Lion.   Hodgson, a loose-forward who...

Toulouse put feelers out for Lions centre

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

A report in City Press Newspaper indicates that French Top 14 side Toulouse have sought permission from the Lions franchise to hold talks with young up-&-coming centre Wandisile Simelane.   However,...

A second Super Rugby Unlocked match postponed

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Super Rugby Unlocked match between the Lions and Pumas scheduled for Emirates Airline Park on Saturday has been postponed in line with COVID-19 protocols.   The decision was taken as part of...

Savea at centre for Wellington

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wellington Lions head coach, Leo Crowley, has made a handful of changes to his side ahead of their clash against Manawatu at Sky Stadium. Saturday marks the last of the round-robin fixtures, before the...

Iain Henderson on Alun Wyn: "Absolute pest"

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ulster and Ireland second-row Iain Henderson recently opened up regarding opponent and friend Alun Wyn Jones, calling the latter an “absolute pest” on the field.   Henderson and Jones...

British and Irish Lions Tour still in doubt with D-Day set - report

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa is still not guaranteed to take place due to Coivd-19 with its scheduled dates and the tour entirely still under threat.   According to...

Everything you need to know about round five of Super Rugby Unlocked

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Cheetahs return to action for the first time in three weeks on Friday evening when they play the Sharks in a round five Super Rugby Unlocked match in Durban. Kick-off is set for 19h00 (SA Time) and...

Boks target three or four tests pre Lions Tour

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

SA Rugby president Mark Alexander has confirmed that they are in discussion with World Rugby to organise at least three Tests before the British and Irish Lions Tour next year.   As it stands, the...

The Seven Players Set To Make Their Debuts In Bledisloe IV

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Test Rugby undergoes a change with the start of every Rugby World Cup cycle and 2020 has been no different for the Wallabies and All Blacks.   Both sides have welcomed new head coaches in Dave Rennie...