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All Black wings' season cut short

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black winger George Bridge is set for a six-month spell on the sidelines after suffering a serious pectoral injury while weight-training in the gym this week, the All Blacks have confirmed.   Bridge...

All Black scrumhalf TJ Perenara poised for Japan move

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks and Hurricanes scrumhalf TJ Perenara is on the verge of signing a deal to join a Japanese side for the 2021 Top League season as part of a lucrative rugby sabbatical.   A report...

Ngani Laumape gets All Blacks call up

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks have confirmed that Hurricanes centre Ngani Laumape has joined their Rugby Championship squad as an injury replacement for Braydon Ennor, who ruptured his anterior cruciate...

Former All Black lock Isaac Ross joins Tasman

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks lock Isaac Ross has been brought into the Tasman Mako rugby squad for the remainder of their Mitre 10 Cup campaign.     Having been with Japanese side NTT Communications...

Mitre 10 Cup Stats Leaders: Most tackles, turnovers, metres gained & more

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 4 of the Mitre 10 Cup delivered the goods once again with some cracking encounters. The Ranfurly Shield changed hands once more as Hawke’s Bay defeated Otago at the Forsyth Barr Stadium. Apart...

Barrett or Mo'unga? Predicting how the All Blacks could line up in Ian Foster's first game

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster kicks off his term as the new All Blacks head coach on Sunday 11 October at Sky Stadium in Wellington.   The former assistant coach has a tough task ahead of him following the successful...

Cauldron awaits Wallabies as fans return to Eden Park

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crowds will return to Eden Park for Test match rugby next weekend with confirmation of the second Bledisloe Cup match to go ahead on Sunday 18 October.   New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has welcomed the...

Report: Three Teams To Be Added To Super Rugby Aotearoa In 2022

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

    Super Rugby Aotearoa is set to return in 2021, with a minimum of three teams to be added to the tournament in 2022.   According to a report by Liam Napier at the New Zealand...

Watch: David Havili puts the All Blacks on notice with a hattrick for Tasman

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Arguably the form fullback during the 2020 Super Rugby season, Crusaders' back David Havili's Super Rugby Aotearoa season was interrupted with injuries but the 25-year-old returned to action...

Michael Cheika lands Pumas coaching gig

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Argentina has taken on Cheika as an external advisor during the Rugby Championship.   Cheika and Pumas coach Mario Ledesma have worked together before, Ledesma having been an assistant coach for...