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SBW given until Thursday to prove his fitness

11 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks' assistant coach Ian Foster says that veteran midfielder Sonny Bill Williams is unlikely to feature for the All Blacks against Los Pumas this weekend.   Williams is unlikely to recover...

Could the Hurricanes turn to a former Cane to replace Beauden Barrett?

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black flyhalf and two-time World Rugby Player of the Year, Beauden Barrett's move to the Blues could cause somewhat of domino-effect on flyhalf movement in New Zealand.   New Zealand Rugby announced...

Beauden Barrett pens a new four-year deal which will see him join the Blues

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two-time World Rugby Player of the Year, All Blacks first five-eighth Beauden Barrett, has announced a new deal with New Zealand Rugby (NZR), which will see him stay in New Zealand through to the 2023...

Nasi Manu named in Tonga's 31-man Pacific Nations Cup squad

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Returning cancer survivor and Benetton Treviso forward Nasi Manu headlines Tonga’s 31-man squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup.   The 31-year-old loose forward missed Benetton Treviso’s...

Getting to know All Blacks' uncapped quartet

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following the announcement of their 39-man squad for the upcoming Rugby Championship, we slightly shift our attention to the 4 new uncapped players in the squad, namely: Braydon Ennor, Josh Ioane,...

David Pocock to miss Wallabies Rugby Championship opener

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wallabies flanker David Pocock is set to miss Wallabies' Rugby Championship game against the Springboks to give his calf problem more time to fully recover.     Pocock hasn’t played...

Blues sign Hurricanes halfback

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tasman and Hurricanes halfback Finlay Christie will move back home to play for the Blues starting from the 2020 Super Rugby season. . The 23-year-old, who is the back-up to TJ Perenara at the Hurricanes...

Gatland named Chiefs coach! Good news for McKenzie, bad news for South Africa?

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Super Rugby franchise the Chiefs, snapped up the signature of arguably the most in-demand head coach with Warren Gatland signing a four-year deal with the side.   Gatland will have a...

Jordan Taufua set to become the first Pacific Islander to notch up 100 games for the Crusaders

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The Crusaders have named their side to face the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby Semi Final on Saturday with Head Coach Scott Robertson naming an unchanged side from the team that took the field in...

Jacob Umaga & Sam Wolstenholme join Wasps first-team

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wasps have announced that Senior Academy fly-half Jacob Umaga has been promoted to the first-team – becoming the eighth player to make the step up ahead of the 2019/20 season.     Meanwhile,...