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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

2 months 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...

Mitre 10 Cup Round 1 Highlights: Bay of Plenty v Otago

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bay of Plenty scored 50 points against Otago for the first time in their history to get the perfect start to Mitre 10 Cup 2019. Otago had no answer for the powerful scrums and quick slick backs. Bay of...

Mitre 10 Cup Round Up

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A thumping victory by Tasman over Wellington and a draw between defending champions Auckland and North Harbour got Mitre 10 Cup rugby off to an intriguing start at the weekend.     Adding...

Henry Purdy to join Coventry Rugby in November

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Coventry Rugby has today confirmed that Henry Purdy will be joining the club from the start of November 2019.   The 25-year-old outside back is currently in New Zealand with Otago, whose Mitre...

FreeJacks confirm 10 new signings

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Major League Rugby team, the New England FreeJacks have released a preliminary roster of 33 players for the 2020 Major League Rugby season.     Among the names are ten players...

Thursday Morning Round Up

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Semi Radradra returns to the Fijian starting XV Leone Nakarawa will captain a strong Fijian side against Canada 🇫🇯 https://t.co/I7UJcQ5GAW — Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) August 1, 2019 Full...

Bay of Plenty sign former NLR player

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Roosters NRL league player Abraham Papali'i has signed to play for the Bay of Plenty Steamers for this year’s Mitre 10 Cup. Papali'i played junior league for the Glenora Bears and Pt Chevalier...

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

3 months 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...

2019 Bay of Plenty Steamers Coaching Team Named

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black Mike Delany, who played 77 games for the Bay of Plenty Steamers, can now add assistant coach to his impressive resume.      Delany, Mike Rogers and Marty Bourke have joined...