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The Highlanders lose another youngster to injury

4 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

6 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

6 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...

Blues Super Rugby 2020 squad confirmed

6 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...

Hurricanes 2020 squad announced

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highly rated prop Tyrel Lomax and lock Scott Scrafton are two big additions to the Hurricanes squad for the 2020 Super Rugby season.   One test All Black Lomax has moved to the club on a four-year...

HIGHLIGHTS: Bay of Plenty v Manawatu (Championship Semifinal)

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Steamers marched into the Mitre 10 Cup Final with an emphatic display from start to finish as they tore the Manawatu Turbo's to shreds. Emoni Narawa scored a hat trick and helped his side to their...

Mitre 10 Cup Round 7 Round Up

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waikato gave Mitre 10 Premiership leaders Tasman plenty to think about before the southerners came home strongly to take the win in Hamilton on Saturday.     It was an impressive...