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Blues sign Hurricanes halfback

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tasman and Hurricanes halfback Finlay Christie will move back home to play for the Blues starting from the 2020 Super Rugby season. . The 23-year-old, who is the back-up to TJ Perenara at the Hurricanes...

Black Ferns named to play Canada in San Diego Super Series

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Four new caps and two returning players from the 2017 World Cup winning side have been named in the Black Ferns to play Canada as part of the Women’s Rugby Super Series 2019.   North Harbour...

Black Ferns touring squad for San Diego named

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

North Harbour prop Olivia Ward-Duin has been called in as injury cover for the Black Ferns squad for the 2019 Women’s Rugby Super Series, named today.   Head Coach Glenn Moore has selected...

Sam Cane set to make his first start for the Chiefs since returning from injury

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black openside flanker Sam Cane is set to make his first start for the Chiefs since his return from injury and will feature in an unfamiliar position as he packs down at blindside flank.   Cane...

Gregory and Koroi return for London Sevens

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scott Gregory and Vilimoni Koroi return from injury to bolster the travelling squad, while Sam Dickson, Trael Joass and Niko Jones are currently sidelined.   A six week break since the last tournament...

New Zealand Under 20s named first squad of 2019

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The New Zealand Under 20 team will face Australia in their first game of the year later this month. Coach Craig Philpott has named the squad to travel to the Oceania Rugby U20 Championship.   Philpott...

New Zealand Conference: Ins and Outs

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 edition of Super Rugby gets underway this weekend and with the first fixtures being played on Friday, we continue our series by bringing you a comprehensive list of transfers which have happened...

Tigers Sign Crusaders Loose Forward

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders back-rower Jordan Taufua, who earned his first call-up with the All Blacks in 2018, is set to join Leicester Tigers next season.   A former Under-20s cap with both Samoa and New...

2018 New Zealand Rugby Award Winners

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

• Kendra Cocksedge dominates awards taking Player of the Year, Women’s Player of the Year and Fiao’o Faamausili Medal• Black Ferns Sevens win first ever adidas New Zealand Team of...

The Chiefs snap up Rebels and NZ 7s star for 2019

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 Chiefs squad announced today won’t need to look far for inspiration when pulling on the jersey next season.   Star prop Angus Ta’avao was called into the 2018 squad as an injury...