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Jamie Joseph to stand down as Sunwolves coach

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan's national coach and former All Black Jamie Joseph will stand down as head coach of the Sunwolves ahead of the Rugby World Cup.   Current Sunwolves and Japan assistant coach Tony Brown has...

'Sometimes the jersey is not enough for a better life' - Lima Sopoaga

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wasps' fly-half Lima Sopoaga believes the player drain from New Zealand to Europe will increase in the future because the lure of the All Blacks jersey no longer outweighs the financial incentives on offer...

Mitre 10 Cup & NRC: Saturday Top Performers

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following a jam-packed day in the Mitre 10 Cup and NRC we take a look at who performed for their respective sides.   Josh McKay - Canterbury An outstanding performance by the Canterbury speedster...

Josh McKay signs two-year extension with Highlanders

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Highlanders have tied down one of the most promising young backs in New Zealand for another two years.   Canterbury outside back Josh McKay has re-signed with the franchise after making appearances...

Ranfurly Shield Top Performers

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Ranfurly Shield will stay with Taranaki after a 5 try and 20 point thumping of Manawatu. The Shield holders put in a great performance after their opening weekend loss as they hunt for the Mitre 10...

Teams Announced for Mitre 10 Cup Opener

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Northland and North Harbour will clash in the opening fixture of the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup tomorrow.    The last time these two sides met North Harbour beat Northland 22-31 in Whangarei...

Super Rugby by the Numbers

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Now that the dust has settled on yet another stellar Super Rugby season that saw the Crusaders claim back to back titles we take a look at who dominated the numbers during the 2018 season.   Surprisingly...

Defending Mitre 10 Cup Champions Confirm 2018 Squad

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Canterbury Head Coach Joe Maddock has today announced his team for the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup season, including eight new names from the 2017 Premiership-winning squad.  The new squad members include...

Unselected All Blacks XV

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks are the World's best team for a number of reasons, one of them being their enormous amount depth in a number of positions.    All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen and his...

All Blacks name squad for 2018 Rugby Championship

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks have named their squad for this year's Rugby Championship. The squad also features two uncapped players. Crusaders and Tasman prop Tim Perry, who played two non-Tests on last year's Vista...