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Ah Kuoi to celebrate 50th Gallagher Chiefs match

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gallagher Chiefs forward Naitoa Ah Kuoi will start his 2024 DHL Super Rugby Pacific at home with a 50th milestone celebration.The Bay of Plenty lock and loose forward debuted for the Gallagher Chiefs in...

Harmon to lead the Highlanders in 2024

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders Head Coach, Clarke Dermody, has today announced Billy Harmon as the 2024 Highlanders team Captain.   Dermody was complimentary of Billy’s composure and skillset, “Billy leads...

Munster close in on signing of tighthead prop Jager from New Zealand

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

MUNSTER ARE UNDERSTOOD to be closing in on the signing of tighthead prop Oli Jager, who has been playing with the Crusaders in New Zealand since 2017. The former Ireland U18 international grew up in Kildare...

Ireland confirm injury replacement for star hooker ahead of Rugby World Cup warm-up with Samoa

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ireland have added hooker Diarmuid Barron to their squad as cover for the injured Dan Sheehan ahead of their Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Samoa in Bayonne on Saturday. Sheehan was forced off...

Japan slip in Rugby World Cup pool rivals latest ranking

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan dropped to 14th in World Rugby's latest men's rankings dated Monday, falling behind 2023 World Cup Pool D rivals Samoa who took the Brave Blossoms' previous position of 12th. Japan have endured...

Wellington Lions Name Team for Opening Round Clash with Manawat?

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wellington Lions Head Coach Tamati Ellison has named his 23 for Saturday’s opening round of the Bunnings Warehouse NPC, against the Manawatū Turbos in Palmerston North. The match marks prop,...

Maori All Blacks to play two matches in Japan in 2024

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Māori All Blacks will play two matches against the Japan XV as part of the Lipovitan D Challenge Cup 2024.The two matches will be played on Saturday, 29 June and Saturday, 6 July next year and...

TJ Perenara Recommits to Hurricanes and New Zealand Rugby

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

TJ Perenara, the first player to reach 150 games for the Hurricanes has recommitted to the club and New Zealand Rugby for a further two years, through until the end of 2025.  Since a memorable hat-trick...

Munster Rugby’s New Signings For 2023/24

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Five players will join the Munster Rugby senior squad next season as the province look to defend their URC title and compete in a Champions Cup Pool that includes Toulon, Exeter Chiefs, Northampton Saints...