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Irish lock Jack Regan signs for the Ospreys

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Ospreys have announced the signing of second-row Jack Regan on a three-year deal.   Regan, 24, will leave the Highlanders franchise in the Super Rugby Aotearoa in New Zealand to join the regional...

Ospreys sign Highlanders utility back

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Ospreys have confirmed the signing of utility back Michael Collins on a two-year deal.   Collins, 27, played Super Rugby for the New Zealand franchises - the Blues and the Highlanders –...

Highlanders halfback suffers season-ending injury

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have confirmed that halfback Folau Fakatava has been ruled out for the remained of the year after sustaining a knee injury on Friday against the Crusaders.   Following imaging...

Japan Star Kazuki Himeno Set For Highlanders Debut

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders, fresh from the bye, welcome several players for their first start of the competition against the Hurricanes. Giant lock Pari Pari Parkinson returns from a long-term injury to partner the...

Fakatava extends stay at Highlanders

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders under-study scrumhalf Folau Fakatava will remain in Otago until 2023, having recently signed an extension with the Franchise.   Highlander’s CEO, Roger Clark, said:   “Folau...

New Zealand Rugby 2021 National Referee Squad Announced

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby has announced the 2021 High Performance Referee Squad which will oversee all national competitions.   High Performance Referee Manager Bryce Lawrence said:   "We're really...

Irishman Jack Regan set for Super Rugby debut

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The opening round of Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa will feature the two Southern clubs first battle of the season.   The Highlanders will host the Crusaders in what promises to be an epic encounter....

Stars of the Japanese Top League

4 months 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

4 months 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

5 months 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...