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Scarlets and Wales hooker Ryan Elias signs new deal

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hooker Ryan Elias has become the latest Wales international to sign a new deal with the Scarlets.   Hailing from Carmarthen, the 26-year-old is one of a number of home-grown products in the Scarlets...

Blues stop the rot with win over Hurricanes, Reds hammer Rebels

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

After suffering back-to-back defeats, the Blues responded with a much-needed win over the Hurricanes in Auckland.   The Blues got their Super Rugby Aotearoa season back on track with a battling 27-17...

Super Rugby Women: Blues Women & Waitomo Wahine Chiefs confirmed

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The first-ever Super Rugby Women’s match will be played on Saturday 1st of May, 4:35pm at Eden Park between the Blues Women and Waitomo Wahine Chiefs.   "We are up first representing our franchises...

Tuungafasi escapes punishment as he prepares Super Rugby milestone

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black prop Ofa Tuungafasi is set to become the eighth Blues player to reach 100 games when the team travel down SH1 to take on neighbours, the Chiefs in their Super Rugby Aotearoa clash in Hamilton...

Blues 39-17 Highlanders: Rampant hosts underline Super Rugby credentials

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues made it two wins from two games, scoring five tries in a 39-17 victory over the Highlanders in Super Rugby Aotearoa in Auckland on Sunday. The hosts proved unstoppable at Eden Park, practically...

All Black props start for Blues

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues are looking forward to stepping on to their hallowed home turf of Eden Park for the first time this season in front of a bumper crowd when they take on the Highlanders.   Blues coach Leon...

New Zealand Rugby 2021 National Referee Squad Announced

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby has announced the 2021 High Performance Referee Squad which will oversee all national competitions.   High Performance Referee Manager Bryce Lawrence said:   "We're really...

Seven All Blacks start for the Blues

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three debutants and nine All Blacks are included in the Blues line-up to travel to Wellington for Saturday’s first round of the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa against the Hurricanes.   Both starting...

International stars shine in the opening day of the Japanese Top League

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicked off Saturday with five entertaining matches in the opening day of action.    The opening game of the new season, saw the Shining Arcs breeze past Honda Heat claiming...

All Black Legend Dan Carter Announces His Retirement

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black flyhalf Dan Carter has hung up the boots at the age of 38 after an incredible career that will see him go down as one of the greatest players of all time.   In an interview with...