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Men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series favourites suffer shock defeats on opening day in Toulouse as women’s champions Australia continue fine form

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The three contenders for the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series title faced setbacks on a thrilling opening day at the HSBC France Sevens as South Africa, Argentina and Australia suffered...

Wallaroos announce squad for Pacific Four

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Wallaroos have confirmed their 32-player squad for next month's Pacific Four series in New Zealand.     Wallaroos coach Jay Tregonning has kept a settled squad from the Road to New Zealand...

31-strong Black Ferns squad named for home June Test series

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Months out from Rugby World Cup 2021 playing in 2022, New Zealand rugby fans get their first taste of Black Ferns action with the Pacific Four Series squad named today.Black Ferns coaches Wayne Smith,...

New Zealand Maori Rugby Board AGM celebrates development pathways

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Māori Rugby Board (NZMRB) Chair Dr Farah Palmer took the opportunity at their Annual General Meeting in Wellington to celebrate the growing number of Māori playing at representative level...

Allan Bunting bolsters Black Ferns management in culture and leadership role

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby has today announced that former Black Ferns Sevens Coach Allan Bunting will join the Black Ferns in a newly created role, Manager of Culture and Leadership.The new role has been introduced...

New Zealand set to host Pacific Four Series 2022 ahead of Rugby World Cup

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand to host Pacific Four Series 2022 on 6, 12 and 18 June with tickets going on pre-sale from 3 May and general sale from 10 May Two Rugby World Cup 2021 venues to be used as preparations continue...

Black Ferns Coaching Structure Confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has today announced the new coaching structure for the Black Ferns, taking the team through to Rugby World Cup 2021, played in 2022.     Former All Blacks Coach Wayne...

Jersey Tales: Fiao'o Faamausili

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Black Ferns skipper Fiao'o Faamausili shares some of her favourite rugby jerseys and explains why they are so special to her.    

Wayne Smith returns to international rugby bolstering Black Ferns ahead of RWC

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of New Zealand Rugby's most successful coaches, Wayne Smith, has signed on as Technical Coach with the Black Ferns through to Rugby World Cup 2021, played in 2022.     Smith is no...

Super Rugby Aupiki: Looking ahead to Blues vs Chiefs

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sunday sees an intriguing encounter in Super Rugby Aupiki as the Blues tackle the Chiefs in what will be the final play of this year’s edition of the tournament.     In terms of...