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Mitre 10 Cup Round 6 Preview

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mitre 10 Cup is at its halfway point with round six bringing plenty of must-win match-ups as the battle for playoff spots in both the Premiership and Championship heats up.     Waikato v Hawke’s...

ROUND 5 HIGHLIGHTS: Bay of Plenty v Wellington – 2019

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Epic battle in Rotorura. Wellington under pressure for most of the match, survive and sneak the win by one point. Bay of Plenty pressed and pressed but they just could not get over the line. Hollinshead is a reletively simple conversion late on which ultimately cost them

ROUND 4 HIGHLIGHTS: North Harbour v Bay of Plenty - 2019

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Steamers come away winners after both sides came out the blocks sprinting in the first half. The second half was slower as Bay of Plenty built their win and kept Harbour under pressure

Tonga name Rugby World Cup squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga Head Coach Toutai Kefu has confirmed his 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup.     Players from clubs in England, France, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, USA and Tongan based...

Mitre 10 Cup Round 4 Preview

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

If the Wellington vs Counties Manukau game is anything to go by, Mitre 1 Cup Round four brings plenty of mouth-watering battles, with unbeaten Tasman and Taranaki facing off and winless Southland...

Mitre 10 Cup Round Up: Week 3

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waikato is third on 10 with North Harbour and Counties Manukau sharing nine points.   Taranaki, on 14 points, sit one ahead of Hawke's Bay in the Mitre 10 Championship while Bay of Plenty are third,...

Mitre 10 Cup Round Three Highlights: Auckland v Bay of Plenty

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Auckland earn what became a hard fought win over Bay of Plenty at Eden Park. Auckland lead at halftime, but they would go scoreless in the 2nd half...

Watch: Rieko Ioane scores an intercept try for Auckland

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

A 50-metre interception try highlighted All Black winger Rieko Ioane's return to provincial rugby as Auckland beat Bay of Plenty 19-13 on Saturday.   The under-pressure winger had a somewhat solid...

9 All Blacks released for Mitre 10 Cup duty

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks have confirmed that 9 players from their squad will be released to attend to Mitre 10 Cup duty.     Brad Weber (Hawke's Bay) and Liam Coltman and Josh Ioane (Otago) for their...

Mitre 10 Cup Round 2 Highlights: Northland v Auckland

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Auckland get their first win after their draw last week. They put in a commanding performance to leave Northland wondering what happened. Northland struggled to keep the ball for most of the game and when...