Kieran Read rugby player
Kieran Read rugby player

Kieran Read

26th Oct 1985 1.93m/110kg No. 8

McCaw backs Whitelock as All Blacks' interim captain

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two-Time Rugby World Cup-winning All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is backing his former All Blacks and Crusaders teammate Sam Whitelock to fill the skipper duties for the opening Tests of the 2021 season.   Sam...

Steve Hansen pays tribute to Kieran Read

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black head coach Steve Hansen has paid tribute to Kieran Read in the wake of the latter’s announcement of retirement.    Hansen coached the All Blacks from 2011-2019 and...

Kieran Read Retires

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Followig Toyota Verblitz missing out on the Top League Final after a loss to Panasonic Wild Knights, Kieran Read announced his retirement from the game.   A look back at the best facts and stats...

Top Semi-Finals: Hooper clashes with former Wallabies, Barrett faces Marx

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The semi-finals of the Japanese Top League kick off this weekend with Toyota Verblitz taking on the Panasonic Wild Knights on Saturday and Suntory Sungoliath facing Kubota Spears on Sunday.    Director...

Test Stars Light Up The Opening Round Of The Top League

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath and Panasonic Wild Knights lead the way in their respective conferences after the opening round of the Top League.   Panasonic claimed a comprehensive 55-14 victory over Ricoh...

Big Wins for Suntory and Panasonic as big names star in Japan

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 1 of the Top League closed off on Sunday with Beauden Barrett and Tevita Li shining for Suntory Sungoliath as they ran over Mitsubishi winning 7-75.  Other big results saw NTT Comms, Panasonic,...

International stars shine in the opening day of the Japanese Top League

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicked off Saturday with five entertaining matches in the opening day of action.    The opening game of the new season, saw the Shining Arcs breeze past Honda Heat claiming...

Stars of the Japanese Top League

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

Ultimate Rugby's Users' Southern Hemisphere Test XV

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Using the data on the Ultimate Rugby App since the App was released, we reveal the Southern Hemisphere XV of player's favourited on the App.   Although the squad is heavily skewed in favour...

Richie McCaw named World Rugby player of the decade as All Blacks dominate best XV

6 months ago by The Guardian

Seven All Blacks named in best XV of last 10 yearsDavid Pocock is Australia’s sole representative in teamNew Zealand’s two-time Rugby World Cup-winning captain Richie McCaw has been named men’s player...