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Crusaders Mid Season Injury Update & review

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three long-term injured Crusaders have returned to full training and are on track to be selectable for the Round 8 versus the Waratahs. They’ve been working diligently through their rehabilitation...

All Black great Samuel Whitelock announces retirement from professional rugby

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samuel Whitelock has announced he will retire from all professional rugby at the end of the current club season in France where he is playing for Pau.The 35-year-old has called time on an illustrious professional...

Highlanders welcome back de Groot for Final Pre-Season game

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have included All Black, Ethan de Groot, for this week’s pre-season clash set to take place in Methven. This Friday’s match will see the Highlanders take on the Crusaders, who...

Top referees selected in new-look development programme

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new-look development referee programme has been introduced in 2024 and features more than 70 of the country's leading referees.The programme sees the traditional High Performance squad disbanded in favour...

Ben Funnell eager to add final chapter to career

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Crusaders hooker Ben Funnell has been handed the chance to add a final chapter to his Super Rugby career after signing with the Western Force. Funnell played 89 Super games for the Crusaders between...

Ardie Savea wins top prize at ASB Rugby Awards

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A month after claiming World Rugby’s biggest prize, Ardie Savea has claimed the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year at this evening’s ASB Rugby Awards. It is the second time Savea...

Canterbury Rugby announce NPC coaching group for 2024 and beyond

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Canterbury Rugby is pleased to confirm the extension of NPC head coach Marty Bourke through to 2025 along with Assistant Coaches Alex Robertson, Craig Dunlea and Matt Todd. Canterbury Rugby would also...

Japan Rugby League One | Round 1 Preview

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One - Semi-Finals Revisited Defending champions, Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay, will need to hit the ground running as they open their Japan Rugby League One campaign against Tokyo Suntory...

Hurricanes Poua 2024 Sky Super Rugby Aupiki Squad named

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have announced their 2024 Hurricanes Poua squad for the upcoming Sky Super Rugby Aupiki competition. Hurricanes Poua Head Coach Ngatai Walker has named an exciting squad with 13 new...

Mo'unga ready to forget All Blacks after Japan switch

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand playmaker Richie Mo'unga said Tuesday that he can imagine playing in Japan "until I retire" and is not thinking about a future return to the All Blacks. Mo'unga has moved to Toshiba Brave...