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Former England scrumhalf Willi Heinz makes his NPC return

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England scrumhalf Willi Heinz makes his return to provincial rugby this weekend after being named on the Canterbury bench to face Manawatu in their NPC season opener.   Heinz left the Crusaders...

NPC kicks off new era

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new era of the Bunnings Warehouse NPC rugby kicks off in Palmerston North this Friday where Manawatū hosts Canterbury, in the first match of a 2022 season that will see one team crowned as the national...

Black Ferns named for O’Reilly Cup Test series

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the Black Ferns continue to build to the Rugby World Cup 2021, played in 2022, Director of Rugby Wayne Smith as named a 33-player squad for the upcoming two-Test series against Australia.       The...

Every United Rugby Championship Clubs New Signing Ahead Of The 2022/23 Season

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The United Rugby Championship sides have kicked off the pre-season ahead of the second season of the competition with some new faces in the squads.   We run you through every signing...

Ngani Laumape edges closer to a return to New Zealand

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stade Francais centre Ngani Laumape could be on his way back to New Zealand.   15 test cap All Blacks centre Ngani Laumape joined Top 14 club Stade Francais after the 2021 Super Rugby season signing...

All Blacks Name Rugby Championship Squad: Foster and Cane retained

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named the following squad for the 2022 edition of the Rugby Championship. The bulk of the Steinlager series squad has been retained as the All Blacks set their sights on...

10 debutants named in Maori All Blacks team to face Ireland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Māori All Blacks Head Coach Clayton McMillan has named a blend of experience and rising young talent with the selection of 10 debuting Māori All Blacks.       The Māori...

New Zealand Under 20 squad named

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The next generation of rugby stars will have the opportunity to don the black jersey next month with a New Zealand Under 20 squad named today for their first international fixtures in three years.     While...

Introducing The Six Uncapped Players In The All Blacks Squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has named a 36-man squad to face Ireland in a three-test series.   Here are the six uncapped players that have been included in the squad.    Pita...