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Super Rugby Women: Blues Women & Waitomo Wahine Chiefs confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The first-ever Super Rugby Women’s match will be played on Saturday 1st of May, 4:35pm at Eden Park between the Blues Women and Waitomo Wahine Chiefs.   "We are up first representing our franchises...

Chiefs launch sensational fightback to end win drought

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs trailed 26-7 at half-time but scored four second-half tries to get past the Hurricanes 35-29.   The Chiefs produced a sensational come-from-behind performance to claim a first Super...

Holland and Gibbes extend contracts with the Hurricanes and New Zealand Rugby

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jason Holland and Chris Gibbes have extended their contracts with the Hurricanes and New Zealand Rugby (NZR) through to the end of 2023.   Head coach Holland guided the Hurricanes to five Super...

All Black props start for Blues

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues are looking forward to stepping on to their hallowed home turf of Eden Park for the first time this season in front of a bumper crowd when they take on the Highlanders.   Blues coach Leon...

New Zealand Rugby 2021 National Referee Squad Announced

2 months 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...

Hurricanes 16-31 Blues: Visitors charge away for impressive win

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues started their Super Rugby Aotearoa season with a 31-16 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. Last year's runners-up, the Blues scored three second-half tries at Sky Stadium in Wellington to record...

Seven All Blacks start for the Blues

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three debutants and nine All Blacks are included in the Blues line-up to travel to Wellington for Saturday’s first round of the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa against the Hurricanes.   Both starting...

Ardie Savea captains the Hurricanes in his 100th game as brother Julian returns

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ardie Savea’s first game as captain of the Hurricanes will also be his 100th cap for the side when they take on the Blues at Sky Stadium this Saturday. Ardie’s older sibling Julian will...

Dan Carter's fly-half brilliance made Farrell-style nitpicking impossible | Andy Bull

2 months ago by The Guardian

The just-retired former All Black mastered every aspect of fly-half play so never faced the criticism others have enduredNews of Dan Carter’s retirement sends me back to that match, the second Test against...

"I am very grateful that I can do it on my terms" - Dan Carter calls time on his career

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Carter, twice a World Cup winner and rugby union's record international points scorer, has announced his retirement.     New Zealand great Dan Carter has announced his retirement from...