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Like Father, Like Son - Waisake and Hoskins Sotutu

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the most exciting elements to gain recognition from the first two rounds of Super Rugby Aotearoa has been the prodigious form and presence of Blues number 8 Hoskins Sotutu. By all accounts, Sotutu’s...

The Deal That Set Super Rugby and Tri-Nations in Motion

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On this day in 1995, on the eve of the iconic World Cup final between South Africa and New Zealand in Johannesburg, details pertaining to two brand new competitions; the Super 12 and the Tri-Nations.   The...

Like Father, Like Son - Eroni and Caleb Clarke

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Those Super Rugby fans of appropriate age who cast their minds back will recall the golden days of the Auckland Blues in the late 90s; a team littered with individual brilliance that produced the goods...

Dan Carter set for shock return to Super Rugby with the Blues - report

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Reports in New Zealand suggest that former All Black flyhalf Dan Carter has signed with the Blues for Super Rugby Aotearoa.     Carter recently finished his stint in Japan with Kobe Kobelco Steelers...

Super Rugby's Team of the 90s - Auckland Blues

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

When the final whistle blew on Saturday the 25th of May 1996, the sight of the scoreboard reading Auckland Blues 45 – 21 Natal Sharks confirmed Zinzan Brooke’s charges as the first champions...

New Zealand Rugby confident cash reserves can ease crisis

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Super Rugby suspended and teams facing losses of revenue, New Zealand Rugby's chief executive is confident it can manage the crisis.  New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson is confident...

League convert set for Waratahs Super Rugby debut

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The NSW Waratahs are headed to McDonald Jones Stadium – their second visit to the Hunter in as many seasons – taking on the Auckland Blues.   It's a largely unchanged...

Tuipulotu to lead the Blues in Super Rugby 2020

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black lock Patrick Tuipulotu was today confirmed as the captain of the Blues for the 2020 Super Rugby competition.     Tuipulotu was the co-captain in 2019 and assumes sole captaincy of...

Best and Brits set for final farewells at the Principality

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Barbarians squad as has joined up in Cardiff to prepare for the final match of their November tour.   Three legends of the game will be preparing to say different farewells in Wales this week.   Ireland’s...

Blues rookie sees Super Rugby dream shattered

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bay of Plenty lock Baden Wardlaw has announced his immediate retirement from rugby because of an historic medical condition.   The 29-year-old had realised his lifelong dream when he was named in...