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2018 New Zealand Rugby Award Winners

1 month 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

2 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...

Six new faces in Hurricanes 2019 Super Rugby squad

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have opted for continuity with the selection of the 2019 squad for the Super Rugby season.   There are just six new faces in new head coach John Plumtree’s 38-man squad, with dynamic...

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Counties Manukau v Canterbury

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

What a match! It was Canterbury who drew first blood but Manukau fought back and managed to get a lead not to log after and into the halftime break too. The second half struggled to get out of first gear...

All Blacks named for the November Tests

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen has named his 32 man squad for the November Tests with just one uncapped player in Dalton Papali'i. Matt Todd returns to the squad.       Loose forward Matt Todd has...

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Counties Manukau v Wellington

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wellington secured a winning bonus point in this game with Vaea Fiftita putting in a superb performance for the away side. Isaia Walker-Leawere opened the floodgates in the 11th minute of the match with...

5 Reasons why you should follow the Mitre 10 Cup this week

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 5 of the Mitre 10 Cup kicks off on Wednesday this week and if you haven't been following New Zealand's premier provincial competition Round 5 is the perfect time to start.   Here are five...

Mitre 10 Cup Round 3 Highlights: Counties Manukau v Taranaki

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Taranaki comes out on top in this tightly fought contest against Counties Manukau. Taranaki started the game well with Seta Tamanivalu setting Lachlan Boshier up for a try in the first three minutes of...

Counties Manukau v Taranaki - Top Performers

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Taranaki edged Counties Manukau 19-26 in the opening game in round 3 of the Mitre 10 Cup.    Here are the Top Performers from the clash:   Toni Pulu - Counties The Brumbies...

Mitre 10 Cup Highlights: Otago v Hawke's Bay

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hawke's Bay are two from two, away from home after a hard fought but impressive victory at Otago in Dunedin. Otago can only have themselves to blame as silly errors and penalties put them on the back foot. Otago were impressive for the first 20 mins, but after that Hawkes Bay showed their class. Scoring some impressive tries, Brad Webber and Gareth Evans were particularly impressive for Hawkes Bay. Otago got back int the contest but in the end, Hawkes Bay were able to roll down the clock an wrap up an impressive victory. Hawkes Bay are at home...