Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up

Highlanders sign Wallabies prop

Wallabies prop heading to Highlanders | Planet Rugby

The Highlanders confirmed the signing of Wallabies tighthead prop Jermaine Ainsley who has inked a two-year deal with the side that will see the New Zealand born player turn out for the Highlanders in 2021. Read more

Super Rugby Aotearoa Round One - Round Up

Like Father, Like Son - Eroni and Caleb Clarke | Ultimate Rugby ...

A thrilling final passage capped off the first spectacle of Super Rugby Aotearoa as the Highlanders snuck in with a 28-27 victory over the Chiefs in Otago on Saturday.

The following day saw Blues take on Hurricanes in what was a wonderfully competitive first half with a single point separating the teams at halftime (14-13) after tries by Dan Coles and Ben Lam for the Canes and Caleb Clarke and TJ Faiane for the home side.

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Super Rugby Aotearoa: Top Ten Players Of The Weekend


We have picked our top 10 players from the weekend, in no particular order, with five players featuring from each game. 

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Lyon Confirm Six New Signings With Two Players Returning To The Club

Lyon have confirmed the signing of six players ahead of the 2020/21 season with two of the six players returning to the club.

The two returning players include former France International, Mathieu Bastareaud who returns to the TOP14 club after a stint in America with Rugby United New York. Full story

Tuilagi brothers join London Scottish

The Tuilagi brothers, Fred and Brian, have put pen to paper and will be pulling on a London Scottish jersey for the 2020/21 season.

Carrying one of the most well-known surnames in rugby, Fred and Brian’s father is former Leicester Tigers and Samoan legend, Freddie Tuilagi, not to mention their multiple uncles whom have all had blessed professional and international careers including none other than England superstar Manu Tuilagi. Full story

Chris Robshaw off to MLR as he signs for SD Legion

Former England captain Chris Robshaw headed to Major League Rugby ...

The second most capped England captain and Harlequins legend has signed with the San Diego Legion. He will join the Major League Rugby tournament for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Full story

Most Capped Test XV of 2000s

The best of the best of 2000s, we take a look at the most capped Test Team of the 2000s. Read more

Akira Ioane returns to the Blues starting XV

All Black loose forwards Dalton Papalii and Akira Ioane return to the Blues starting line-up for Saturday’s second round of the Super Rugby Aotearoa against the Chiefs in Hamilton.


They are the only changes from the team that accounted for the Hurricanes 30-20 in the first-round clash at Eden Park. Read more



PRO14 Targeting August Return




The PRO14 Board selected August 22 as a target date for the season to restart across all five competing territories.

The league's resumption will see teams finishing in the top two places in Conference A and B contest the semi-finals, with the final being scheduled to take place on Saturday, 12 September at a yet to be confirmed venue. Full story

Montpellier could face punishment having reportedly disguised the salaries of Johan Goosen and other star players

Montpellier could face punishment having reportedly disguised the ...

Last week French newspaper Midi Olympique reported that the LNR's salary cap manager Samuel Gauthier had found evidence that Montpellier have failed to adhere to the cap which is set in the region of 11.3 million euros. Full story


Ardie Savea starts for the Hurricanes against the Crusaders

Two changes for the Hurricanes as they bolster their pack with Lock Vaea Fifita getting the nod ahead of Scott Scrafton and Ardie Savea starting at 8 after making an appearance off the bench last week.

Five Reasons Why Round Two Of Super Rugby Aotearoa Will Be Even Better Than Round One

Following a blockbuster opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa, New Zealand prepares for round two of the competition with the second round of action promising to better the spills and thrills of the first.

Here are 5 reasons why Round Two of Super Rugby Aotearoa will be even better than Round One Full story

WRU calls off Judgement Day VIII

WRU calls off Judgement Day VIII due to coronavirus - BBC Sport

The Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed that Judgement Day VIII that was scheduled to take place on the 18th April has been cancelled.

The Judgement Day VIII was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with organisers hoping it would be possible to re-schedule at a later date, but the recent announcement from PRO14 effectively rules out the idea of a near-capacity double-header occasion in Cardiff. Full story


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