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Stars of the Japanese Top League

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this coming weekend with eight fixtures in the opening round of action.   Kubota Spears and Mitsubishi Dynaboars kick off the opening game at the same time that...

Mark Jones heads to Worcester Warriors

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Welsh winger Mark Jones has put pen to paper with Worcester Warriors after his contract with the New Zealand-based Crusaders came to an end this week.   Jones was unable to travel back to...

Scott Robertson's All Black Debut

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

When Wallaby fullback Matt Burke launched the ball high in the air at Lancaster Park, heralding the commencement of the 1998 Bledisloe Cup, the young face of Scott Robertson looked on from the sidelines,...

Andy Marinos ditches SANZAAR role for top Australian job

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rugby Australia (RA) has today announced the appointment of Andy Marinos as its new Chief Executive Officer following unanimous endorsement from the RA Board.     Marinos joins Rugby Australia...

New Zealand Rugby Awards 2020

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks Captain Sam Cane has received the top honour at the 2020 ASB Rugby Awards tonight, claiming the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award for overall Player of the Year, after also picking up the All...

Aaron Smith nominated for three New Zealand Rugby Awards

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand’s top rugby performers of 2020 will be recognised in a special ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with the nominees announced by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) today.   New Zealand Rugby Chief...

Former Munster and Crusaders flyhalf joins the Hurricanes backroom staff

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have bolstered their coaching line-up with former Crusader playmaker and Munster star, Tyler Bleyendaal.   The 30-year-old has plenty of experience behind him, playing 21 games for...

2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa squads confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Experience and continuity run through the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa squads announced today with just 26 rookies across New Zealand’s five clubs and just nine player transfers.     The...

Four Players Promoted From The Crusaders Academy For 2021

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson has unveiled his 38-man squad for the 2021 Super Rugby season and the club’s development pathway is highlighted, with all four new recruits having progressed...

Blues unveil 2021 squad including Pat Lam's nephew AJ

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The Blues are determined to ensure their progress in 2020 was no aberration after naming their squad for the Super Rugby Aotearoa and Trans-Tasman competitions.   The squad includes 12 current...