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Stars of the Japanese Top League

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

The Curious Case Of Keith Murdoch - The All Black Who Never Returned

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

In the early hours of 3 December 1972, sounds of a scuffle broke out in the bowels of the Angel Hotel in Cardiff as 6ft 4in security guard, Peter Grant, was knocked to the floor.   Hours earlier,...

2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa squads confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Experience and continuity run through the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa squads announced today with just 26 rookies across New Zealand’s five clubs and just nine player transfers.     The...

Squire expected to return to Highlanders

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Highlanders and All Black loose forward Liam Squire looks set to make a comeback to Highlanders for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season.       The 29-year-old left the franchise...

All the Action from the Mitre 10 Cup Semis

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The semi-finals of the Mitre 10 Cup are done and dusted and have yielded the names of the finalists to compete in the Premiership and Championship divisions.   Otago vs Northland:   In a...

Mitre 10 Cup RD 10 Highlights: Otago v Tasman

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A well fought game from both sides as Tasman Mako take the win, but not as easily as they would've liked to. Tasman Mako were the first on the board but Otago fought back soon afterwards with a try....

All the action from Round 10 of the Mitre 10 Cup as semi-finals loom

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The semi-finalists who will contest the Mitre 10 Cup have been named after an action-packed Round 10. In today’s (Sunday) fixtures, all three losing teams, remarkably, posted 33 points and surrendered...

Mitre 10 Cup heats up before play-offs

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Excitement in the land of the long white cloud is breeding as the last round of the Mitre 10 Cup is imminent before the play-offs commence.   Hawke’s Bay, who have been in fine form this competition...

RD 9 HIGHLIGHTS | Southland v Otago

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

What a match from the hosts! It was an intense game to begin with, the rivalry making itself quite apparent throughout the match. Southland were the first to draw blood as they got a try in the fourth...