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All Black prop joins the Blues

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks prop Nepo Laulala today confirmed he will play his Super Rugby for the Blues for the next two years.   Samoan-born Laulala, educated in Auckland at Mt Albert Grammar and Westley College,...

Mitre 10 Cup Stats Leaders: Most tackles, turnovers, metres gained & more

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 4 of the Mitre 10 Cup delivered the goods once again with some cracking encounters. The Ranfurly Shield changed hands once more as Hawke’s Bay defeated Otago at the Forsyth Barr Stadium. Apart...

Mitre 10 Cup Round 4 Wrap-Up

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 4 of the Mitre 10 Cup is done and dusted and, as usual, provided fans with some quality displays of rugby with the skills and adventurous spirit of the New Zealander players.   Bay of Plenty...

Mitre 10 Cup RD 3 Highlights: Counties Manukau v Northland

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

What a comeback from Northland who looked to be the ones that would settle for a loss against Counties Manukau. Manukau got off to a relatively good start and took a considerable lead by half time of 12-3....

Mitre 10 Cup Highlights: Hawke's Bay Vs Counties Manukau

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hawkes Bay put in a strong performance to beat Counties Manukau and earn their first win in this years Mitre 10 Cup. Hawkes Bay dominated most of the match, especially the first half. Counties never gave...

Mitre 10 Cup Preview & Line-Ups: Hawke’s Bay vs Counties Manukau

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two losing sides from Round 1 have the chance to pull their campaigns onto the winning side as Hawke’s Bay host Counties Manukau at McLean Park on Sunday afternoon.     Hawke’s...

Star studded Auckland side named for Wellington clash

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head Coach, Alama Ieremia has made one change to the team that were victorious over Otago in Round 1 of the Mitre 10 Cup.   The Blue and White Hoops started their Mitre 10 Cup campaign with a 38-6...

Mitre 10 Cup Preview & Line-Ups: Tasman vs Northland

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 2 of the Mitre 10 Cup kicks off with what looks to be a cracker when Northland travel to Lansdowne Park to face defending champions, Tasman.     Both Tasman and Northland commenced their...

Sio Tomkinson suspended for six weeks

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Otago’s Sio Tomkinson has received a six-week suspension after being red carded in the Otago v Auckland match in Dunedin on Saturday 12 September.     Tomkinson was sent from the field...

How the All Blacks fared in the opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup was a special one as the bulk of the All Blacks squad were made available to their regional sides, an extremely rare occurrence as New Zealand's...