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2024

All Blacks team named to play England at Eden Park

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks Head Coach Scott Robertson and his co-selectors, Assistant Coaches Scott Hansen, Jason Holland, Leon MacDonald and Jason Ryan have named their All Blacks team to play England in the second match...

England team to face the All Blacks in the second test

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

England men’s head coach Steve Borthwick has named his team to play New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday 13th July for the second and final Test match of the Steinlager Ultra Low Carb...

The Rise of Stephen Perofeta

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks fullback Stephen Perofeta is a rarity in modern New Zealand rugby, a player who made his start in Heartland rugby but who hopes to build on Saturday's first Steinlager Ultra Low Carb Test if...

The All Blacks plan in the second test

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Finding a way to cope with England's rush defence will occupy the minds of the All Blacks' coaching group in preparing for Saturday's Steinlager Ultra Low Carb second Test at Eden Park. Assistant coach...

Wales Injury update

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales are sweating on the fitness of number eight Aaron Wainwright for Saturday’s second Test against Australia in Melbourne. Wainwright suffered a leg injury and was forced off during the closing...

Springboks name unchanged matchday-23

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus named the most experienced team in Springbok history when he retained the same 23-man matchday squad to the one which defeated Ireland 27-20 in their opening Castle Lager...

NZ v ENG | Shot clock on the big screen for second test

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby said Tuesday that a timer will be introduced for goal-kickers in Saturday's second Test between the All Blacks and England, following Damian McKenzie's blunder last weekend. All Blacks...

Tony Brown on Handre Pollard

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Assistant Springbok coach Tony Brown said he is not concerned on Handre Pollards goal kicking from this past weekend's match v Ireland.   Pollard's kicked 57% of his goals but Brown said that Pollard...

England's goal kicking conundrum

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two out of five attempts. Marcus Smith could only succeed with two kicks out of five and that is something England will need to look at. Former New Zealand fly-half Evans, who now serves as attack coach...