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Potential North v South Island Teams

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster confirmed on Friday that a North Island versus South Island rugby match will go ahead with the clash doubling as an All Blacks trial.   The inter-island match was...

The Deal That Set Super Rugby and Tri-Nations in Motion

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On this day in 1995, on the eve of the iconic World Cup final between South Africa and New Zealand in Johannesburg, details pertaining to two brand new competitions; the Super 12 and the Tri-Nations.   The...

Weekly Round Up

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders sign Wallabies prop       The Highlanders confirmed the signing of Wallabies tighthead prop Jermaine Ainsley who has inked a two-year deal with the side that...

Highlanders sign Wallabies prop

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have 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...

Super Rugby Stats Leaders Round 1: Most metres, tackles, carries and more

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round One of Super Rugby Aotearoa kicked off, much to the delight of rugby fans around the world, in stunning style with some top class displays of rugby from the New Zealanders. The Highlanders managed...

Super Rugby Aotearoa Round One - Round Up

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

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

Ultimate Rugby's All-Time Greatest Super Rugby XV

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

25 years of Super Rugby has produced some truly magnificent and memorable moments, match-ups and players. We undertook one of the more challenging tasks enjoyed amongst rugby fans and had a stab at selecting...

Super Rugby Aotearoa Big Match-Ups - Ioane v Cruden

4 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

4 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

5 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,...