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Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

19 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

We recap some of the top stories, rumours and confirmed transfers of the week.       Jamie George commits long-term future to Saracens Saracens have confirmed that England and...

Weekly Round Up

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blues star Sotutu ends speculation with a new deal:     Blues' star looseforward Hoskins Sotutu will remain at the Blues until at least 2022. The 21-year-old has added a further two...

Sevens star and former Sydney Rooster sign for Connacht

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby have announced the signings of Australian 7s player Ben O’Donnell and Bay of Plenty Number 8 Abraham Papali’i. The pair will link up with the squad before the start of the...

Team News: Chiefs lose Anton Lienert-Brown to concussion

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Damian McKenzie will start in his 80th Chiefs cap against the Hurricanes on Sunday but will do so without fellow All Black Anton Lienert-Brown who has been side-lined with a concussion.   The...

Potential North v South Island Teams

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster confirmed on Friday that a North Island versus South Island rugby match will go ahead with the clash doubling as an All Blacks trial.   The inter-island match was...

Promising Hurricanes' duo pen new deals

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have bolstered the depth of their forward pack, signing Devan Flanders and Tevita Mafileo until 2022.   For 22-year-old prop, Mafileo, this will be his first fulltime contract with...

Team News: Crusaders and Chiefs Line Ups For Round 3 Of Super Rugby Aotearoa

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders return to Orangetheory Stadium this weekend for their first home game since March, and Head Coach Scott Robertson has named an unchanged line up to take on the Chiefs.   Codie...

Revised draw for Mitre 10 Cup

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

A revised Mitre 10 Cup draw has been released today by New Zealand Rugby with the competition due to kick off on Friday 11 September.More afternoon rugby is on the cards for Provincial Unions with the...

Everything you need to know ahead of the Super Rugby Aotearoa clash between the Chiefs v Blues

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The opening game of round two of Super Rugby Aotearoa will see an in-form Blues side make the trip to Waikato to face Warren Gatland's Chiefs with tickets selling fast with an anticipated...

Aaron Cruden returns to the Chiefs starting XV for Blues showdown

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs will return home to FMG Stadium Waikato to take on the Blues in their first home game of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season on Saturday with Chiefs Head Coach Warren Gatland opting to reinstate...