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Next three weeks of Bunnings Warehouse NPC draw confirmed

14 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Bunnings Warehouse NPC will continue for the next three weeks without Auckland-based teams as New Zealand Rugby (NZR) considers options for re-integrating Auckland, North Harbour and Counties-Manukau...

Domestic and community rugby to resume outside of Auckland

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has confirmed the Bunnings Warehouse NPC, Farah Palmer Cup (FPC) and Heartland Championship, outside of Auckland, will recommence from Friday 17 September.   Confirmation...

Looking ahead to Round 2: NPC

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 2 of the Bunnings NPC kicks off on Saturday with Counties Manukau hosting North Harbour at Navigation Homes Stadium. Counties will be looking to rectify their start to the competition after they...

Explainer: The 50:22, Goal line drop-out & the other new law variations and how they work

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby Championship officially kicks off this weekend right off the back of the British and Irish Lions series and with it comes the introduction of the new law variation for test rugby this year.   The...

Bunnings NPC RD 1 HIGHLIGHTS | Manawatu v Counties Manukau

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Manawatu matched their win total from the 2020 season after a 39-21 home victory over Counties Manukau in the opening round of the NPC. Both sides kicked three successful first half penalties, with the...

All Blacks name squad for 2021 Rugby Championship

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks selectors, Head Coach Ian Foster, Assistant Head Coach John Plumtree and former All Black Grant Fox, have named their squad for the 2021 edition of the Rugby Championship.         🎥...

Caleb Clarke included as a travelling reserve for New Zealand 7s

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black winger Caleb Clarke has missed the initial squad for the New Zealand Men’s Rugby Sevens Olympic team but has been included as a travelling reserve.   Clarke opted to put his...

Kepu confirms homecoming with return to PIC Steelers

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Counties Manukau junior and Wallabies centurion Sekope Kepu has signed with the PIC Steelers for the upcoming National Provincial Championship in a massive boost for the Union.     Kepu,...

Introducing: The 5 Uncapped Players In the 2021 All Blacks Squad

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks selectors, Head Coach Ian Foster, Assistant Head Coach John Plumtree and former All Black Grant Fox, have named the squad for the 2021 Steinlager Series Tests against Fiji and Tonga.   Here...