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Former England scrumhalf Willi Heinz makes his NPC return

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England scrumhalf Willi Heinz makes his return to provincial rugby this weekend after being named on the Canterbury bench to face Manawatu in their NPC season opener.   Heinz left the Crusaders...

NPC kicks off new era

3 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new era of the Bunnings Warehouse NPC rugby kicks off in Palmerston North this Friday where Manawatū hosts Canterbury, in the first match of a 2022 season that will see one team crowned as the national...

Black Ferns named for O’Reilly Cup Test series

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

As the Black Ferns continue to build to the Rugby World Cup 2021, played in 2022, Director of Rugby Wayne Smith as named a 33-player squad for the upcoming two-Test series against Australia.       The...

Sef Fa’agase re-commits to Queensland Rugby

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Versatile prop Sef Fa’agase has signed with the Queensland Reds through 2024.    The two-year deal sees the 31-year-old’s career come full circle, with Fa’agase rising through...

Future of community clubs the focus of new rugby initiative

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and the 26 Provincial Unions have today launched a new two-year initiative to strengthen community rugby clubs around the country. The Future of Rugby Clubs project will identify...

Tu’ungafasi withdrawn from All Blacks squad

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has announced prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi has temporarily withdrawn from the Lipovitan-D Rugby Championship squad.   A neck injury, sustained during the third Test of...

All Blacks Name Rugby Championship Squad: Foster and Cane retained

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks coach Ian Foster has named the following squad for the 2022 edition of the Rugby Championship. The bulk of the Steinlager series squad has been retained as the All Blacks set their sights on...

Ed Slater diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Gloucester Rugby has announced that Ed Slater has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).   Following six months of testing, Ed’s diagnosis was confirmed last week and as a result,...

Canterbury’s NPC squad announced for 2022 season

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Under 20 representatives George Bell, Seb Calder and Joel Lam are the three newcomers to Canterbury’s Bunnings Warehouse NPC squad.      Lam (Burnside) will...