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Eight Debutants named in All Blacks team to face Japan

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two new All Blacks have been named in the starting XV - loose forward Dalton Papalii and midfielder Matt Proctor - with six more players set to make their Test debuts from the bench:...

2017/2018 Nuit du Rugby Awards Winners

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 15th edition of Nuit du Rugby (Night of Rugby) was held on September 24 at Olympia for the best players, staffs, teams and referees of the Top 14 and the Pro D2.    Some...

Ioane Brothers ink long-term deals with New Zealand Rugby

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has today announced that they have secured the key signatures of All Blacks, Blues and Auckland Rugby brothers, Rieko and Akira Ioane, who have both signed long-term contracts...

The All Black Quartet Set to Make Their Test Debuts

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

We take a look at the four players set to make their test debut in the All Blacks jersey this weekend in the third and final test against France.    Shannon Frizell The 25-year-old Tongan-born...

Luke Whitelock recommits to Highlanders, New Zealand Rugby and Canterbury

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks and Highlanders loose forward Luke Whitelock has recommitted to the Highlanders, Canterbury and New Zealand Rugby to the end of 2019.   Whitelock, who made his debut for the All Blacks...

Player Ratings - France vs Italy

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hugo Bonneval – 8/10 The Toulon man came away with the MOTM award for his performance in Marseille tonight. He managed to get over for a try in the 2nd half and started a few French...

Asafo Aumua left out of Hurricanes squad

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Asafo Aumua took no part in the Hurricanes' final preseason victory over the Blues in Warkworth on Thursday and was a curious absence from Chris Boyd's 28-man squad to tour South Africa and Argentina.   Last...

#ThrowbackThursday: That time Luke Whitelock took down two All Blacks seconds apart

1 year ago by Rugby Dump

Super Rugby 2018 is less than a month away so as the Southern Hemisphere competition build up continues, here is a clip from two years ago that you'll probably enjoy. It features the youngest of the Whitelock...

Whitelock to lead All Blacks against Wales

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks team has been named to play Wales in the third Test of the All Blacks Northern Tour at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday 25 November with lock Sam Whitelock to...

Team of the Weekend

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

1. Cian Healy - Ireland Healy made an instant impact for Ireland after coming off the bench 55 minutes in, earning a scrum penalty in his first act of the game. The prop then proceeded to make 43...