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Introducing The Six Uncapped Players In The All Blacks Squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has named a 36-man squad to face Ireland in a three-test series.   Here are the six uncapped players that have been included in the squad.    Pita...

All Blacks Name Squad To Face Ireland

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

“This will be the biggest home series since the 2017 British & Irish Lions tour for the All Blacks. There are massive expectations all round and it will be immensely competitive.” Ian Foster...

Bunnings Warehouse NPC, FPC and Heartland Championship 2022 draws announced

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Domestic rugby season preparations are in full swing with the 2022 season draws announced for the Bunnings Warehouse NPC, Farah Palmer Cup (FPC) presented by Bunnings Warehouse and the Bunnings Warehouse...

31-strong Black Ferns squad named for home June Test series

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Months out from Rugby World Cup 2021 playing in 2022, New Zealand rugby fans get their first taste of Black Ferns action with the Pacific Four Series squad named today.Black Ferns coaches Wayne Smith,...

Quartet of Saints to depart Northampton this summer

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northampton Saints have confirmed that Ahsee Tuala, Api Ratuniyarawa, Piers Francis and Taqele Naiyaravoro will depart the Club this summer.   The experienced quartet have 23 seasons and over 400...

New Zealand Rugby mourns the loss of iconic winger Joeli Vidiri

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It is with great sadness that New Zealand Rugby acknowledges the death of former All Black #973 Joeli Vidiri, who passed away yesterday aged 48. NZR Chief Executive Mark Robinson acknowledged the heartache...

New Zealand Rugby announces 29 contracted players for Black Ferns players

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Black Ferns programme has received a welcome boost in 2022 with 29 contracted players leaving behind their day jobs to focus their attention on rugby.   Building on the professional performance...

New era for Black Ferns Sevens

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new era for the Black Ferns Sevens kicked off on Wednesday with new players and coaching group setting their sights on the next three years.Nominated for Halberg Coach of the Year, Cory Sweeney...

Sarah Hirini and Anna Richards take major prizes as women's rugby shines at the ASB New Zealand Rugby Awards

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Black Ferns Sevens captain Sarah Hirini has collected three major prizes at the 2021 ASB New Zealand Rugby Awards, including the supreme Kelvin R. Tremain Memorial Player of the Year. Due to COVID-19...

Nominees announced for 2021 ASB Rugby Awards

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby’s (NZR) top performers of 2021 will be recognised in an ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with nominees announced today. This year’s awards, due to COVID-19 restrictions on public...