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New Zealand Rugby Awards Nominee's

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby’s (NZR) top performers of 2022 will be recognised at the ASB Rugby Awards, with nominees announced today.   This year’s awards will be presented live on Sky Sport 1...

Talent aplenty for 2023 Sky Super Rugby Aupiki squads

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the success of the Rugby World Cup, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has contracted 105 players across the Blues, Chiefs Manawa, Hurricanes Poua, and Matatū for the 2023 Sky Super Rugby Aupiki season. Among...

Les Elder announces retirement

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Bay of Plenty, Chiefs Manawa and Black Ferns captain Les Elder has today announced her retirement from rugby.   Elder first debuted for the Black Ferns in 2015 and was part of the 2017 Rugby...

Fainga’anuku to wing for All Blacks XV against the Barbarians

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks XV Head Coach Leon MacDonald has named strong team to challenge the Barbarians in their closing match at Tottenham Spur Stadium this Sunday.     Following a win against Ireland...

Patrick Tuipulotu to captain All Blacks XV team to face Ireland A in Dublin

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks XV team has been named to play Ireland A at RDS Arena in Dublin on Friday 4 November, kick-off at 7:45PM GMT (8:45AM Saturday 5 November NZDT).      The matchday 23 is...

Samuel and Ferrie in line for Glasgow Warriors debuts

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scotland U20 standouts Alex Samuel and Euan Ferrie are both in line for their Glasgow Warriors debuts this weekend, after both were named in the matchday 23 for tomorrow night’s BKT United...

All Blacks XV bolster squad ahead of Northern Tour

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks XV have called in an additional six players to join the squad, ahead of their inaugural Northern Tour against Ireland A (4 November) and Barbarians (13 November).   Cortez Ratima,...

Hurricanes Announce 2023 Squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have today named their 38-man squad for the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season.  While the core of the squad is maintained from 2022, five new signs have been named, with four players...

Highlanders Announce 2023 Squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

2023 brings the arrival of a new Super Rugby Pacific season and a new captain for the Highlanders. Experienced loose forward, Billy Harmon, will take the reins of the team for 2023, fresh from skippering...

Blues name squad for 2023

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A fresh face with a familiar name is the Blues’ newest recruit for the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific season.     Northland blind-side flanker Rob Rush, son of former All Black and Sevens...