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Wallabies change four for Bledisloe II

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has made four changes to the side for Sunday’s Bledisloe Cup Test.   Hooker Brandon Paenga-Amosa and blindside flanker Ned Hanigan come straight into the starting...

All Black wings' season cut short

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black winger George Bridge is set for a six-month spell on the sidelines after suffering a serious pectoral injury while weight-training in the gym this week, the All Blacks have confirmed.   Bridge...

Mitre 10 Cup RD 5 HIGHLIGHTS | Wellington v Otago

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

What a spectacle! Wellington come into the game as favourites and also look to be favourites with the early performances of the match. Wellington get the early try and lose the lead in the thirteenth minute...

Umaga-Jensen called up to AB training squad

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Young Hurricanes dynamo centre Peter Umaga-Jensen is one step closer to following in uncle Tana’s tracks after his call-up to the squad as cover for teammate Ngani Laumape who is still nursing a...

Ngani Laumape gets All Blacks call up

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks have confirmed that Hurricanes centre Ngani Laumape has joined their Rugby Championship squad as an injury replacement for Braydon Ennor, who ruptured his anterior cruciate...

Experience v Youth: Dave Rennie's Wallaby selection headaches

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Australia and New Zealand kick-off new eras on Sunday with Ian Foster and Dave Rennie opening their accounts as test head coaches.    The first Bledisloe Cup test of the year will be the start...

Mitre 10 Cup Stats Leaders: Most tackles, turnovers, metres gained & more

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 4 of the Mitre 10 Cup delivered the goods once again with some cracking encounters. The Ranfurly Shield changed hands once more as Hawke’s Bay defeated Otago at the Forsyth Barr Stadium. Apart...

Barrett or Mo'unga? Predicting how the All Blacks could line up in Ian Foster's first game

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster kicks off his term as the new All Blacks head coach on Sunday 11 October at Sky Stadium in Wellington.   The former assistant coach has a tough task ahead of him following the successful...

Mitre 10 Cup Highlights: Canterbury v Wellington

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

An entertaining match from start to finish as two really evenly matched teams took each other on! Wellington looked to have the upper hand for most of the game and had some brilliant pieces of play. Canterbury...

Cauldron awaits Wallabies as fans return to Eden Park

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crowds will return to Eden Park for Test match rugby next weekend with confirmation of the second Bledisloe Cup match to go ahead on Sunday 18 October.   New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has welcomed the...