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All Blacks travel squad for Argentina test

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks selectors Ian Foster, Jason Ryan and Joe Schmidt have announced that two injury replacements will travel to Argentina for next weekend’s Test in Mendoza.Outside back Shaun Stevenson and...

A looks at Scott Robertson’s Crusader legacy

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The greatest coaching tenure in Super Rugby history ended as it started on Saturday night, the Crusaders winning another DHL Super Rugby Pacific final. Robertson is the most successful individual in...

World Rugby U20 Championship 2023: Pool A preview

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

FRANCE Seeding for 2023: 1Tournaments played: 12 (2008-19)Best finish: Champions (2018, 2019)Worst finish: Ninth (2016)U20 Championship match record: Played 60 / Won 40 / Drawn 1 / Lost 19U20 Championship...

Five new caps named in All Black Rugby Championship squad

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

  All Blacks selectors Ian Foster, Jason Ryan and Joe Schmidt have announced a squad of 36 players for the Lipovitan-D Rugby Championship.The 36-strong squad is as follows: (age, Super Rugby...

All Backs XV Squad named for Japan tour

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 30-strong All Blacks XV squad was selected by the All Blacks coaching team of Ian Foster, Joe Schmidt and Jason Ryan for the 2023 Lipovitan-D Challenge Cup against Japan XV and Brave Blossoms. The...

Preview: Super Rugby Semi-Final

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We are down to the penultimate week of the Super Rugby Pacific season with just four teams left standing. The first semifinal kicks off on Friday night when the Crusaders host the Blues in a blockbuster...

Preview: Crusaders vs Fijian Drua

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fijian Drua will look to test the Canterbury Crusaders' physical limits when they take on the injury-hit champions in their Super Rugby Pacific quarter-final on Saturday, coach Mick Byrne said. The Crusaders...

2023 Super Rugby Pacific Quarter-Finals

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Super Rugby Pacific tournament has confirmed the eight teams that have qualified for the quarter-finals and the matches that will be played next weekend: Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10.The...

Preview: Hurricanes vs Crusaders

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s the last dance, the face off, the final swansong of the round robin for 2023 and what better way to close it out than a good ol’ fashioned Christchurch v Wellington showdown.   Some...