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14 All Blacks released to play NPC this weekend

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The following players have been released by the All Blacks to play in the Bunnings Warehouse NPC this weekend:   Counties Manukau: Nepo Laulala, Dalton Papalii, Hoskins SotutuTaranaki: Stephen...

NPC kicks off new era

2 weeks 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...

2022 Bay of Plenty Steamers squad

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bay of Plenty have confirmed their 2022 squad.   The squad underwent their first pre-season hit-out last weekend at Te Awamutu, where they played Counties Manukau and Taranaki in the annual Chiefs...

James Marshall Joins Crusaders Coaching Staff

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Current Tasman Mako assistant coach James Marshall has joined the Crusaders coaching staff ahead of the 2023 season.   Marshall, a former Hurricanes, Tasman, and Taranaki player, was approached...

All Blacks Name Rugby Championship Squad: Foster and Cane retained

3 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...

All Blacks pair sign new deals with the Blues

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Stephen Perofeta will remain at the Blues for at least another two years.   The 25-year-old newly-minted All Black has extended his contract with the Blues until at least 2024.   Perofeta...

New Zealand Under 20 squad named

2 months 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...

Introducing The Six Uncapped Players In The All Blacks Squad

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has named a 36-man squad to face Ireland in a three-test series.   Here are the six uncapped players that have been included in the squad.    Pita...