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Mark Jones joins Crusaders and Canterbury coaching teams

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Wales international Mark Jones has been confirmed to join both the Crusaders and Canterbury Mitre 10 Cup campaigns for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.    Jones is the fifth coach confirmed...

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...

Scott Robertson backed for European role by former player

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Crusaders flanker Jordan Taufua believes his former head coach Scott Robertson could benefit from a stint overseas to aid a future application for the All Blacks role after Robertson missed...

Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen becomes 'Sir Steve'

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has welcomed its newest Knight, Sir Steve Hansen, and latest Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) Steve Tew, after both were named in the New Zealand Royal Honours list...

London Irish give Samoan wing Belgium Tuatagaloa a life line after he wasn't offered a new contract in France

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoan winger Belgium Tuatagaloa has been given an opportunity to continue his professional career after he was not offered a new contract Valence Romans, who played in the PROD2 in France.   The...

Cory Jane lands Super Rugby role as Jason Holland is promoted

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jason Holland has been promoted to Hurricanes head coach after John Plumtree’s elevation to the All Blacks coaching team.   Holland, who has been a successful and widely respected assistant...

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...

Crusaders keep name but reveal a new logo design ahead of 2020 Super Rugby season

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders will keep its name going forward, but will be attempting to “evolve their identity” with a new logo.    The Crusaders and New Zealand Rugby (NZR) have...

Semi Radradra responds to league return rumours

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bordeaux and Fiji utility back Semi Radradra has ruled out a potential return to rugby league, stating that the NRL is behind him.   The 27-year-old Fijian star has been the subject of much speculation...

Crusaders announce new-look 2020 Super Rugby squad

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders squad for 2020 has been named, with a number of debutants in the side, and some familiar faces who will be named in the 38-man squad for the first time.    Of the 12 new Crusaders,...