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Wales to return to Japan in 2020

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales will return to Japan in 2020 to kick off their Summer Tour.   Wayne Pivac’s side will return to Japan to face the Brave Blossoms at the end of June before heading further south to New...

The Highlanders lose another youngster to injury

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Otago and Highlanders’ hooker Ricky Jackson has been forced out of the 2020 Super Rugby season with an ankle injury sustained during training pre-Christmas.   After extensive investigations...

Barrett's Blues debut to come in April

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black and now Blues' playmaker Beauden Barrett is set to only make his debut with his new side in April next year, with Blues fans made to wait to see their new signing in action.   The star...

'Should of been Scott Robertson' - Fans and media react to Ian Foster's appointment as the new All Blacks head coach

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster's appointment as the new All Blacks head coach hasn't been a popular pick in New Zealand with a number of fans reacting negatively to the announcement on Wednesday.     54-year-old...

New Zealand Rugby Awards Nominees

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

On Thursday New Zealand Rugby will have their awards.   New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said:  “Congratulations to all those nominated for awards.  Every year, the ASB...

Jacob Umaga signs new Wasps deal

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wasps have announced that Academy graduate Jacob Umaga has signed a new first-team deal.     Umaga was one of eight Senior Academy players to graduate into the first-team set-up last...

Best and Brits set for final farewells at the Principality

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Barbarians squad as has joined up in Cardiff to prepare for the final match of their November tour.   Three legends of the game will be preparing to say different farewells in Wales this week.   Ireland’s...

Wallabies to host All Blacks in Melbourne in Bledisloe opener

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Wallabies and Wallaroos will play a double-header at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne on Saturday 8 August in 2020, bringing the Bledisloe Cup to Melbourne for the first time since 2010.    Australia’s...

Sevens coaches blown away by son of New Zealand's fastest man

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Edward Osei-Nketia, the son of New Zealand’s fastest man, has made a big impression on rugby union coaches after turning up to a training camp for potential sevens players in Auckland, local media...

Blues Super Rugby 2020 squad confirmed

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blues Coach Leon MacDonald has confirmed his 40-strong Super Rugby squad, with 26 of the players from the 2019 season returning with another 4 signings who have come through the Blues development system...