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Super Rugby Aotearoa Big Match-Ups - Ioane v Cruden

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The first round of Super Rugby Aotearoa is set to get underway on 13 June with the first game offering a mouth-watering personal clash between fly-halves Josh Ioane and Aaron Cruden, of the Highlanders...

Rugby's Biggest Bruisers - Part Seven

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Part 7 of Rugby's Biggest Bruisers showcases two Six Nations stalwarts along with a dah of All Black flavour.   Brad Thorn: Thorn was born in Otago in 1975 and emigrated with his family to Australia...

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,...

Six Bizarre Signings In Rugby

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With rugby becoming more and more of professional each year, the more players will move around.   There have been plenty of fantastic signings over the years for many of clubs but we have a look...

Centre Role For One Test All Black Josh Ioane In Season Opener

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders Head Coach, Aaron Mauger, has selected six Highlander debutants in his team to play the Sharks in the season opener at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday.     One-test All Black Josh...

Adam Thomson joins Chiefs

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black Adam Thomson has signed a deal with the Chiefs two years after recovering from a spine injury.   The 37-year-old is one of eight replacement players training with...

The Highlanders lose another youngster to injury

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Otago and Highlanders’ hooker Ricky Jackson has been forced out of the 2020 Super Rugby season with an ankle injury sustained during training pre-Christmas.   After extensive investigations...

New Zealand Rugby Awards Nominees

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Thursday New Zealand Rugby will have their awards.   New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said:  “Congratulations to all those nominated for awards.  Every year, the ASB...

Crusaders announce new-look 2020 Super Rugby squad

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders squad for 2020 has been named, with a number of debutants in the side, and some familiar faces who will be named in the 38-man squad for the first time.    Of the 12 new Crusaders,...

HIGHLIGHTS: Hawkes Bay v Otago (Championship Semifinal)

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Incredible game that was a thrill a minute and took us into Extra Time as the Magpies managed to wrap the game up after it was anyone's game at one stage. Brilliant display from both sides as Hawkes Bay...