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McKenzie returns as Gatland looks for a strong finish to his first game in charge of the Chiefs

8 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chiefs Head Coach Warren Gatland has named his side first side of the 2020 season which will face the Blues at Eden Park.   The selected twenty-three will see three debutants in Waikato centre Quinn...

Joe Marchant handed starting Super Rugby debut as Ioane hits 50

9 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

Six players will make their debuts in an exciting Blues side that includes All Black Rieko Ioane who will play his 50th game for the club for the Super Rugby opener against the Chiefs at Eden Park...

Cotter Appointed Fiji Head Coach

1 day ago by Ultimate Rugby

Fiji Rugby Union have announced the appointment of New Zealander Vern Cotter as the incoming Fiji Head Coach.     The two-time Super Rugby and Top 14 Championship winner will take the reins...

Glen Jackson hangs up his whistle

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former golden boot turned New Zealand professional referee, Glen Jackson has today announced he is hanging up the whistle, and retiring from professional refereeing after an on-field career that has spanned...

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...

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...

Monday Morning Round Up

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ardie Savea voted All Blacks player of the year by peers     Ardie Savea has been voted the best All Black of 2019 in this year's New Zealand Rugby Players Association (NZRPA) awards.   The...

Liam Polwart forced into premature retirement

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

24-year-old Chiefs hooker and former All Blacks Under 20s starter Liam Polwart has announced he is retiring from rugby following ongoing issues with concussion.     Polwart was missing...

Blues rookie sees Super Rugby dream shattered

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bay of Plenty lock Baden Wardlaw has announced his immediate retirement from rugby because of an historic medical condition.   The 29-year-old had realised his lifelong dream when he was named in...

Highlanders Reveal Refreshed Squad for 2020

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders will have a fresh new look in 2020 with 15 players in their first season with the southern-most Super Rugby club.   There is plenty of experience in the forwards with Liam Coltman, Ash...