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All Black Bird to return home

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have confirmed that All Black lock Dominic Bird will be lending his services to the franchise ahead of the 2022 season.    Bird began his professional career with the Crusaders...

Dominic Bird heading to the capital

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks lock Dominic Bird is returning to New Zealand from a successful stint in France to link up with the Hurricanes for next year’s Super Rugby competition.     The 30-year-old...

Super Rugby: Wrap Up and Team of the Week

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Super Rugby playoffs have been decided with the Chiefs tackling the Crusaders in Super Rugby Aotearoa while the Brumbies and Western Force will go head to head to see who will face the Reds in the...

McKenzie leaves it late in Super Rugby Aotearoa thriller

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes appeared set to clinch just their second win of the season, only to be beaten by a last-gasp penalty on Friday.   Damian McKenzie landed a penalty after the final siren sounded...

Watch: Damian McKenzie's CLUTCH kick seals Chiefs victory

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It's happened again! Damian McKenzie has produced another clutch moment to secure victory for the Chiefs with the fullback nailing a long range penalty to seal a 26-24 victory over the Hurricanes.   Mr...

Super Rugby Trans-Tasman draw finalised

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and Rugby Australia (RA) have confirmed the final schedule for Super Rugby Trans-Tasman with additional home matches for the Blues, Hurricanes and Highlanders and trips to Wollongong...

Super Rugby Aotearoa teams embrace Anzac spirit

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand’s Super Rugby Aotearoa teams will embrace the Anzac spirit during this weekend’s round of matches as they acknowledge all servicemen and women across the country, and have reached...

Super Rugby Aotearoa: The Two Big Round 8 Clashes

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Last weekend saw two 3-point games playing out in Round 7 of Super Rugby Aotearoa and fans have another action-packed weekend to look forward to with the Highlanders taking on the Blues in Dunedin and...

Mitch Drummond to notch up 100 games against the Chiefs

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders will celebrate another big milestone this week, with halfback Mitch Drummond set to become the 20th Crusader to play 100 games for the club. The 27-year-old will lead the team out on to the...

Blues Team For Key Clash Against The Highlanders

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues, Chiefs and Highlanders are tightly grouped in the middle of the table chasing the likely one spot for a place in the final of the competition with three rounds remaining.   Friday night’s...