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Mo'unga to be 'fully fit and available' to face South Africa

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks' head coach Steve Hansen and his fellow selectors have confirmed that playmaker Richie Mo'unga will be "fully fit and available" for the clash with the Springboks on September...

Highlanders add four players to 2020 Super Rugby squad

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have recruited Mitchell Hunt, Jona Nareki, Ngane Punivai and Connor Garden-Bachop for the 2020 season. Hunt an experienced player with 42 Super games to his name can play fullback or first-five...

Four Super Rugby stars made available to the All Black sevens

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks Sevens’ quest for Olympic gold in Tokyo next year has been given a major boost, with four Super Rugby players set to join the 2019/2020 campaign.     Caleb Clarke (Blues,...

Ratings: New Zealand v Australia

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks bounced back from a joint-highest defeat last weekend to comprehensively beat the Wallabies at Eden Park.   We have rated the two starting line ups out of a possible 10.   All...

All Black demolish the Australians to secure the Bledisloe

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Many All Black supporters would've been made to feel very uncomfortable this week as they came into this week rather bruised. This was after they finished the Rugby Championship in the bottom half, the...

Key trio sign new deals with the Hurricanes

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three key players have extended their stay with the Hurricanes ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby season.   Deadly finisher Wes Goosen and exciting young midfielder Peter Umaga-Jensen have signed...

EXCLUSIVE: Omar Mouneimne on the duel between modern attack and modern defence

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

A professional coach of 14 years, Omar Mouneimne is one of the best in the business when it comes to defence.     He has worked in all the top-flight leagues in World Rugby. Omar has teamed...

Bledisloe Cup Ratings: Australia v New Zealand

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following a stunning victory for the Wallabies over the All Blacks, we rank both starting XV's out of a possible 10.     Wallabies   1. Scott Sio - 7   Solid in the scrums...

Warren Whiteley’s World Cup dream is just about over

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Springbok captain Warren Whiteley looks set to miss the Rugby World Cup in Japan following another torrid time with injuries.   The Lions no.8 captained the Springboks under Allister Coetzee...

Four All Blacks named in Tasman's Mitre 10 Cup starting XV

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tasman kick off their Mitre 10 Cup campaign against the Wellington Lions this weekend and co-head coaches Andrew Goodman and Clarke Dermody have named a strong starting XV including four All Blacks.   Three...