Force re-signs All Blacks duo

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Western Force has announced former All Blacks Richard Kahui and Jeremy Thrush have signed new contracts with the club.       With a combined 29 All Blacks caps to their...

Highlanders Sign Japan's Rugby World Cup Star

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have added some Japanese grunt to their pack for the 2021 season with Brave Blossoms star Kazuki Himeno signing with the club from Toyota Verblitz.   Himeno was one of...

Former All Black lock Isaac Ross joins Tasman

2 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...

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

2 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...

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...

Eleven Flyhalves Bath Could Target Instead Of Handre Pollard

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stuart Hooper's search for a playmaker to run the show has drawn plenty of attention over the past few months with the club regularly linked to Springbok World Cup winning flyhalf Handre Pollard.   The...

Jason Rutledge set to topple 112-year provincial record

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

42-year-old front-rower Jason Rutledge is set to become the oldest player to play for Southland after being named in the side's bench to face Hawke's Bay in the Round 1 of the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup.         The...

Tony Brown for Highlanders top job?

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Highlanders on the hunt for a new head coach, they may not look any further than current assistant coach Tony Brown, according to stuff.co.nz.   The former Highlanders and All Black fly-half...

HIGHLIGHTS: North v South (2020)

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Catch up on all the best moments from an epic clash between the North and the South from Sky Stadium in Wellington.

North edge the South in a thriller

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Will Jordan turned it on in the 84th minute to steal a 38-35 win for his South Island side in the interisland clash in Wellington on Saturday.   North v South: North Player Ratings   North...