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Report: Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby agree on new Super Rugby format

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby have agreed on a new Super Rugby format according to reports in Australia and New Zealand.     According to the reports by the New Zealand Herald and...

FULL GAME: Blues v Highlanders (Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final)

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Settle in for a full match replay of the Blues v Highlanders 2021 Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final.   Line-ups: Blues: 1. Alex Hodgman 2. Kurt Eklund 3. Nepo Laulala 4. Gerard Cowley-Tuioti 5. Patrick...

Tana Umaga steps away from the Blues to pursue his family business

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blues Defence Coach Tana Umaga will take a break from professional rugby coaching to focus on his new family business.     Umaga, who has played an integral role in the Blues coaching staff...

Tuipulotu signs with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues until 2025

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks lock and Super Rugby Trans Tasman-winning Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu has inked a long-term deal with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues, which will see him leave for a playing sabbatical...

Pari Pari Parkinson returns for Maori All Blacks

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Maori All Blacks team has been named to play Manu Samoa at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on Saturday 3 July.   Head Coach Clayton McMillan (Ngāi Te Rangi/Ngāi Tamawhariua/Te Rangihouhiri) has...

Blues end 18-year wait for Super Rugby glory

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues were crowned Super Rugby Trans Tasman Champions after a 23-15 home win over the Highlanders in the Final.   The Highlanders opened the scoring with a penalty five minutes in, but the Blues...

Ash Dixon sees yellow after a nasty tackle

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders co-captain Ash Dixon is sent for ten after a dangerous tackle on Blues flyhalf Otere Black in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Final        

Watch: Ash Dixon escapes red for high shot on Otere Black

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders hooker and co-captain Ash Dixon escaped a red card in the Super Rugby Trans Tasman final as he was shown a yellow card for this tackle on Blues flyhalf Otere Black.   The officiating...