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Team News: Nehe Milner-Skudder misses out for the Highlanders as Nareki returns

17 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The penultimate weekend of Super Rugby Aotearoa brings another classic local derby with the Highlanders travelling to Christchurch to take on the Crusaders.   The battle of the Mainland and it’s...

Eleven Twin Brothers In Rugby

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Professional rugby is somewhat of a family business with there being numerous examples of fathers and sons representing clubs and countries with the same being said of brothers.   While...

Super Rugby Aotearoa - Top stats performers from Round 8

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

At the conclusion of Round 8, the Crusaders hold their position at the top of the table after their defeat of the Chiefs while the Blues, lying in second place, still have a shot at the title should their...

How Three Teams Could Still Take The Super Rugby Aotearoa Title

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the hugely successful Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament nears conclusion, Round 8’s results have maintained the possibility of an exciting finish and the Blues’ victory over the Highlanders...

Super Rugby Aotearoa Team Of The Week Round Eight

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Super Rugby Aotearoa heads into the closing stages of the competition with just two rounds remaining with the Crusaders leading the pack with 24 league points with the Blues hot on their heels with...

New Zealand Rugby Voices Concern Over ‘Player Burnout’ in Aotearoa

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

According to a report in businesslive.co.za, the New Zealand Rugby players’ union head has expressed concern about the physical and emotional effect that the high-intensity nature of Super Rugby...

Julian Savea Returns To The Hurricanes

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Julian Savea's return to the Hurricanes as been confirmed with the former All Blacks winger returning to his former Super Rugby side for the final two matches of Super Rugby Aotearoa.     The...

How things stand after Round 7 of Super Rugby Aotearoa

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The talk of Round 7 was undoubtedly the Hurricanes 34-32 surprise win over the Crusaders in Christchurch while the Blues managed to stem the tide of a late onslaught by the Chiefs to emerge as 21-17 victors.   The...

'See you soon' - Ardie Savea adds fuel to Julian's return to the Hurricanes

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bordeaux Begles bound Ben Lam featured in his 50th and final appearance for the Hurricanes on Saturday with his side giving him a perfect send off with a 34-32 victory over the Crusaders.    Lam’s...

Blues defence denies the Chiefs a late winner

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another Super Rugby Aotearoa game, another thrilling encounter that was decided in the final moments of the game as Warren Gatland's Chiefs lose their seventh straight game.   The Blues get back...