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Blues unveil 2021 squad including Pat Lam's nephew AJ

13 hours 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...

Chiefs confirm 11 new signings including two former Hurricanes and two highly rated halfbacks

15 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have confirmed their squad for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season and Trans-Tasman competitions.   With Warren Gatland working with the British and Irish Lions, Clayton McMillan will...

Remembering the amazing Jonah Lomu, 5 Years On

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Through the years, as the menacing cries of the Haka fill the electric air before every test the All Blacks play, the names and faces of the past legends who donned the renowned jersey are called to mind....

Mitre 10 Cup RD 10 Highlights: Counties Manukau v Southland

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Counties Manukau put an end to Southland's hopes of a semi-final spot with a 25-17 home win in the final round of the regular season in an all championship clash. It took until the 31st minute for Counties...

All the action from Round 10 of the Mitre 10 Cup as semi-finals loom

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The semi-finalists who will contest the Mitre 10 Cup have been named after an action-packed Round 10. In today’s (Sunday) fixtures, all three losing teams, remarkably, posted 33 points and surrendered...

Tana Umaga to coach Moana Pasifika against the Maori All Blacks

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Māori All Blacks and Moana Pasifika will face off in a match that will bring culture, connection and entertainment to Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton on Saturday, 5 December,...

Mitre 10 Cup RD 8 Highlights: Taranaki v Counties Manukau

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A great game from both teams providing an interesting spectacle. Taranaki were the first to draw blood, but it didn't last for long with Counties hitting back soon afterwards. This trend continued throughout...

All the action from the Mitre 10 Cup Round 8: Round-up & highlights

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The play-offs of the mitre 10 Cup creep ever closer with Round 8 concluding today largely as expected although three teams threw themselves above and beyond to post some significant upset results.   Canterbury...

Mitre 10 Cup RD 7 Highlights: Counties Manukau v Wellington

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Counties Manukau have a dismal second half as they allowed Wellington to punish them and wrap up a big win. Counties looked in control after they scored just after halftime, to take a nice point lead....