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Gearing up for Round 8 of the Bunnings NPC

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 8 of the Bunnings NPC kicks off on Friday and will be played under a sombre cloud after the tragic death of Sean Wainui.   To get proceedings underway, Otago will host Canterbury at the Forsyth...

Rugby mourns the passing of Sean Wainui

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) is in mourning today following the tragic death of Sean Wainui in an early morning car accident.   CEO Mark Robinson has extended all of rugby’s condolences to Wainui’s...

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Waikato v Taranaki

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Taranaki maintain unbeaten start to NPC with victory over Waikato in Tauranga. Taranaki have now also become the first ever Championship team to win all four of their crossover matches against Premiership...

Bunnings NPC: Round 6 Wrap-Up

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 6 of the Bunnings NPC kicked off with a win for the Wellington Lions over Canterbury at Sky Stadium. The high-scoring encounter saw Wellington emerge 35-30 victors. The game was barely a minute old...

Captain Cane returns, uncapped lock Josh Lord called up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Taranaki and Chiefs lock Josh Lord has been called into the All Blacks squad for the Northern Tour to the USA and Europe.   20-year-old Lord, together with All Blacks Sam Cane, Samuel Whitelock,...

Bunnings NPC round-up: Round 4

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tasman vs Waikato:    Waikato did not waste any time getting the business done against Tasman, whom the former brushed aside 39-22.        Manuwatu vs Northland:    Both Manuwatu and...

NPC round-up: Round 3

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Canterbury snuck past Waikato on Friday night to get Round 3 of the NPC underway. Just one point separated the teams at the final whistle as Canterbury were declared winners by 20-19.       Wellington’s...

Looking ahead to Round 2: NPC

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 2 of the Bunnings NPC kicks off on Saturday with Counties Manukau hosting North Harbour at Navigation Homes Stadium. Counties will be looking to rectify their start to the competition after they...