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Player to watch in Super Rugby Aotearoa - Shannon Frizell

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders snatching victory from the gaping jaws of defeat against Chiefs will go down as the highlight of Round 6. Through sheer bloody-mindedness and the courage to express their attacking skills,...

10 Great Sledges in Rugby

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fans and players love a good verbal joust on the pitch from time to time. While more common in the sphere of, say, cricket, a bit of sledging is no foreign concept on the rugby field. We take a look at...

World Rugby announces the qualification process for Rugby World Cup 2023

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has announced details of the qualification process for Rugby World Cup 2023 in France.   Following the most competitive and widely-acclaimed Rugby World Cup to date in Japan, the qualification...

Picking a Tier 2 World XV

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There is a raft of talented players outside the first tier of test playing nations, some of which could claim to be the best in the position in world rugby.   We take a look at what a potential...

Video shows just how brilliant Pieter-Steph du Toit was in the Rugby World Cup Final

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the Springboks' Rugby World Cup success, Pieter-Steph du Toit was named as the World Player of the Year.    Judging by his performance in the Rugby World Cup Final, it's easy to see...

Jonah Lomu: New Zealand legend's finest moments

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The late, great Jonah Lomu would have celebrated his 45th birthday on May 12th.       News of the New Zealand legend's death at the age of only 40 rocked the sporting world in November...

Picking A Southern Hemisphere Lions XV

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

What if the Southern Hemisphere powerhouse nations combined to create an invitational side?   We take a look at just that with Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa teamed...

Five South African stars linked with European moves

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There has been a sudden increase in interest from overseas clubs in South African players due to a 21-day window that was agreed upon by the SA Rugby Industry, MyPlayers and the South African Rugby...

From a small town in Reporoa to a World Champion to a potential career ending injury to All Black captain | The Sam Cane Story

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Tuesday, Ian Foster made his first move as All Blacks' head coach by naming looseforward and Chiefs Captain Sam Cane as the new Captain of the All Blacks.   A natural leader, 28-year-old...

Kieran Read's successor as All Blacks captain has been confirmed

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks loose forward and Chiefs Captain Sam Cane has been named as the new Captain of the All Blacks.   The news was announced on SKY Sport's The Breakdown show tonight, with Cane succeeding...