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Jono Gibbes takes Clermont job, O'Gara promoted at La Rochelle

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Clermont have announced that Jono Gibbes will replace Franck Azema as the new head coach.   Gibbes returns to Clermont having worked with the club as the forward's coach when they won the TOP14...

Super Rugby Aotearoa: The Two Big Round 8 Clashes

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Last weekend saw two 3-point games playing out in Round 7 of Super Rugby Aotearoa and fans have another action-packed weekend to look forward to with the Highlanders taking on the Blues in Dunedin and...

Mitchell Brown to start in 50th Chiefs game

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs return refreshed from their bye week to venture south this Saturday to take on the inform Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.   Loosehead prop Aidan Ross, hooker Samisoni...

Aaron Smith uses the first big Captain's Referral perfectly

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders marched to their first victory of the Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021 season as they punished the Chiefs in the second half claiming a 23-39 victory.   Jona Nareki was the star of...

New Zealand Rugby 2021 National Referee Squad Announced

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby has announced the 2021 High Performance Referee Squad which will oversee all national competitions.   High Performance Referee Manager Bryce Lawrence said:   "We're really...

Chiefs to host Blues, Crusaders in "game of 3 halves"

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs will host both the Crusaders and Blues in a “game of three halves” on Saturday as the New Zealand franchises gear up for the second edition of Super Rugby Aotearoa.   The...

Watch James Small in his prime, scoring twice against Waikato for the Springboks in 1994

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Watch James Small in his prime, scoring twice against Waikato for the Springboks in 1994 during the tour of New Zealand. Small combined first with Andre Joubert and then with Chester Williams to score...

New Zealand Rugby Awards 2020

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks Captain Sam Cane has received the top honour at the 2020 ASB Rugby Awards tonight, claiming the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award for overall Player of the Year, after also picking up the All...

Aaron Smith nominated for three New Zealand Rugby Awards

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand’s top rugby performers of 2020 will be recognised in a special ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with the nominees announced by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) today.   New Zealand Rugby Chief...

Details revealed for Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Super Rugby Trans-Tasman 2021 draw has been finalised with the five-week competition kicking off in Dunedin where the Highlanders will host the Queensland Reds at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday, 14...