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New payer welfare model confirms Currie Cup kick off

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Carling Currie Cup will kick off as scheduled, as one of the results of a ground-breaking alignment between employers and players to maximise player welfare, while facilitating a 12-month-long South...

Thaakir Abrahams To Join Munster On Two-Year Deal

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Munster Rugby and the IRFU are pleased to confirm the signing of 25-year-old back three player Thaakir Abrahams on a two-year deal. An extremely fast and elusive winger/full-back with deceptive strength,...

Du Plessis extends with DHL Stormers

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Midfielder Dan du Plessis has signed a contract extension that will keep him in DHL Stormers colours until at least 2026. The 29-year-old has 64 DHL Stormers caps and has never played for another team,...

URC Round 12 Preview

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ospreys v Munster Rugby, Friday 7.35pm Opposing coaches Toby Booth and Graham Rowntree have been singing each other’s praises ahead of this crucial Swansea showdown between two play-off contenders. Their...

Four uncapped players named in Springbok Women team against Spain

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok Women’s coach Louis Koen has included four uncapped players – two in the starting pack and two on the bench – when they play Spain in a one-off Test at Pepe Rojo Stadium in...

SA Rugby appoints GM into new high-performance role

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dave Wessels, the former coach of Super Rugby teams, the Western Force and Melbourne Rebels, has been appointed to a new role of General Manager for High Performance Rugby at SA Rugby. Wessels,...

Werner Kok to sign with Ulster

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The powerful South African Sharks winger and former World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year will join the province on a two-year deal in the summer. A destructive and dynamic winger, who is...

Scarlets sign Stormers back-rower Jarrod Taylor

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets are delighted to announce the signing of DHL Stormers flanker Jarrod Taylor, who has linked up with the squad with immediate effect. The 22-year-old met up with his new team-mates at Parc y Scarlets...

Stormers prop relishing scrum challenge vs Stade Francais

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stormers loosehead prop Ali Vermaak is looking forward to the challenge at scrum-time in Paris this weekend. The Stormers face a powerful Stade Francais side in their Round Four Champions Cup encounter...

Centurions Mark Milestones in Winning Style

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s been a winning week to remember for two stalwarts who became centurions in the latest round of BKT URC matches. DHL Stormers hooker Scarra Ntubeni and Dragons RFC No 8 Aaron Wainwright...