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Weekly Round Up

22 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blues star Sotutu ends speculation with a new deal:     Blues' star looseforward Hoskins Sotutu will remain at the Blues until at least 2022. The 21-year-old has added a further two...

The Crusaders v Blues Fixture: One of New Zealand Rugby's Proudest Traditions

2 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday will see what has become known to be one the great clashes in global provincial rugby when the Crusaders take on the Blues in Christchurch.   It is a rivalry steeped in over one hundred...

Sevens star and former Sydney Rooster sign for Connacht

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Connacht Rugby have announced the signings of Australian 7s player Ben O’Donnell and Bay of Plenty Number 8 Abraham Papali’i. The pair will link up with the squad before the start of the...

Blues star Sotutu ends speculation with a new deal

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blues' star looseforward Hoskins Sotutu will remain at the Blues until at least 2022. The 21-year-old has added a further two years to his initial contract after joining the Blues in 2019, having...

How things stand after Round 4 of Super Rugby Aotearoa

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 4 saw what many fans had predicted; that the Crusaders would finally overtake the Blues to reach the summit of the table.   The Crusaders now enjoy top spot, albeit by a single point, after...

Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another busy week in the player market this week with the major announcement of Beauden Barrett's move to Japan next year.   We recap some of the biggest moves of the week as well as some of...

Eddie Jones plans to lure Blues sensation Hoskins Sotutu to England - report

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

England boss Eddie Jones is reportedly keen to lure Blues' sensation Hoskin Sotutu to England after the highly rated and inform Auckland no.8 revealed that he qualifies for England via his mother.     The...

The Hurricanes sign former Blues' pivot Simon Hickey

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes backline is set to be bolstered with the signing of first-five Simon Hickey. Originally from Auckland, the 26-year-old made a name for himself as the Captain of the Kings College 1st...

Highlanders unable to snatch win as Blues hold firm

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues made it three wins from as many games in Super Rugby Aotearoa by defeating the Highlanders.     The Highlanders were unable to snatch another late win in Super Rugby Aotearoa as...

Super Rugby Aotearora: Top Five Players Of The Day

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a nail-biting encounter, the Blues brushed aside the Highlanders 27-24 at packed Eden Park on Saturday.   The Auckland side were made to work hard for the victory which now sees them head into...