RUGBYSOUTHLAND

NPC kicks off new era

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new era of the Bunnings Warehouse NPC rugby kicks off in Palmerston North this Friday where Manawatū hosts Canterbury, in the first match of a 2022 season that will see one team crowned as the national...

Next Generation of Highlanders Confirmed

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have signalled a strong focus on the future with the signing of five of their young stars on three-year Super Rugby contracts beginning in 2024. All players are recent graduates of or currently...

Mallett predicts scrum time to be All Black downfall against Boks

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Springbok boss and current rugby pundit Nick Mallett has aired the view that the wounded All Blacks do not possess the necessary balance to topple the world champion Springboks.    Coming...

All Blacks Name Rugby Championship Squad: Foster and Cane retained

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named the following squad for the 2022 edition of the Rugby Championship. The bulk of the Steinlager series squad has been retained as the All Blacks set their sights on...

Clarke Dermody named Highlanders head coach

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have announced Southlander Clarke Dermody as the new Head Coach of the Highlanders for a three-year term.   Dermody takes over from Tony Brown who finishes his two-year tenure to...

New Zealand Under 20 squad named

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The next generation of rugby stars will have the opportunity to don the black jersey next month with a New Zealand Under 20 squad named today for their first international fixtures in three years.     While...

Bunnings Warehouse NPC, FPC and Heartland Championship 2022 draws announced

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Domestic rugby season preparations are in full swing with the 2022 season draws announced for the Bunnings Warehouse NPC, Farah Palmer Cup (FPC) presented by Bunnings Warehouse and the Bunnings Warehouse...

Blues vs Highlanders: A Brief History of the Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Friday evening sees the observation of a relatively new but celebrated tradition in the land of the long white cloud as the Blues and Highlanders clash for the Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy.    Gordon...

Ins, outs and the latest rugby rumours

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We recap some of the top stories, rumours and recently confirmed.     Leone Nakarawa attracting interest in England Leone Nakawara has been linked with a move to the Premiership.    Midi...