NPC

Hawke's Bay, the Ranfurly Shield holders, will play Taranaki in New Plymouth for the NPC Title

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Taranaki, the second-placed qualifier, was too strong for third-placed Canterbury, while fourth-placed Hawke's Bay took their chances with a final scoreline that flattered the defending champions. Taranaki's...

Focused on finishing as Canterbury get set to repay Auckland in quarter final.

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Drawing on the energy of a passionate home crowd will be key for Canterbury as they look to repel old foes Auckland in Friday night’s NPC Quarter Final.With their season on the line, Head Coach Marty...

Sam Whitelock on the Cusp of All Blacks History

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

When the great Richie McCaw hung up his boots for the last time with 148 Test caps for his country, most people thought no man could ever come close to breaking his record.   Eight years later,...

Counties Manukau shock Canterbury with last-ditch try in Pukekohe

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

At Navigation Homes Stadium, Pukekohe: Counties Manukau 31 (James Thompson, Ioane Moananu, Adam Brash, Blake Makiri tries; AJ Alatimu con, pen, Tevita Ofa 3 con) Canterbury 29 (Ben Funnell, Daniel Lienert-Brown,...