Damian McKenzie rugby player
Damian McKenzie rugby player

Damian McKenzie

20th Apr 1995 1.75m/80kg Fullback

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...

Could another key All Black switch positions ahead of the Rugby World Cup?

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The injury to Damian McKenzie, ruling him out of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, has forced Steve Hansen's hand in selecting Beauden Barrett at fullback while also giving Richie Mo'unga the 10 jersey.   The...

Could the Hurricanes turn to a former Cane to replace Beauden Barrett?

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black flyhalf and two-time World Rugby Player of the Year, Beauden Barrett's move to the Blues could cause somewhat of domino-effect on flyhalf movement in New Zealand.   New Zealand Rugby announced...

Gatland named Chiefs coach! Good news for McKenzie, bad news for South Africa?

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Super Rugby franchise the Chiefs, snapped up the signature of arguably the most in-demand head coach with Warren Gatland signing a four-year deal with the side.   Gatland will have a...

Balancing the books and replacing the Accountant: who can replace Ben Smith after the World Cup?

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders and All Blacks will lose one of their most consistent performers after the Rugby World Cup with the always reliable Ben Smith bringing the curtain down on his test and Super Rugby career...

Wednesday Morning Round Up

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jesse Kriel snubs UK interest to sign Japanese deal   Following the news that Handre Pollard will leave the Bulls at the end of the season while RG Snyman is set to miss the 2020 season while off...

Carter laughs off recall speculation and backs current eligibility rules

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black flyhalf Dan Carter has laughed off speculation that he will return to the All Blacks for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, after his name was thrown into the conversation following Damian McKenzie's...

All Blacks' Smith cleared of serious injury

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ben Smith damaged his hamstring and suffered a cut chin in a pulsating Super Rugby encounter at Forsyth Barr Stadium.       Aaron Mauger has allayed concerns over Ben Smith after the...

How The 2019 Super Rugby Season Is Shaping Up

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We are past the halfway point in Super Rugby and boy have we seen a fair amount of shock performances and results in this season’s competition.     The Australian and South African conferences...

Chiefs front row boosted by All Black returnees

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chiefs head coach Colin Cooper has reshuffled his twenty three ahead of this weekend’s derby match against the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium on Saturday.    A new front row of Atu Moli,...