James Blackwell rugby player
James Blackwell rugby player

James Blackwell

1st Apr 1995 1.90m/107kg No 5 Lock

Wes Goosen set to earn his 50th cap as Wellington name a strong starting line up including both Savea brothers

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wes Goosen will return from injury to play his 50th game for the Lions in this Sunday’s clash with Auckland at Eden Park.   The 24-year-old has been a fixture of the squad since making his...

Julian and Ardie Savea start in star studded Wellington line up

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Three All Blacks have been named in the Wellington Lions squad set to face Waikato at FMG Stadium on Saturday afternoon.   Asafo Aumua, TJ Perenara and Ardie Savea are all included in the starting...

Dane Coles to become the most capped Hurricanes forward

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dane Coles is set to become the Hurricanes most capped forward when the Hurricanes face the Highlanders under the roof in Dunedin this weekend. The Wellington stalwart will hit 119 caps on Saturday, passing...

Team News: 50 Up For Wes Goosen As Coles Returns To The Starting XV

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hurricanes winger Wes Goosen will bring up 50 games for the Hurricanes on Saturday when he runs out against the Chiefs at Sky Stadium.   The winger has been with the Wellington-based side...

Ben Lam starts his 50th and final appearance for the Hurricanes

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hurricanes winger Ben Lam will play his 50th and final game for the Wellington-based side when they take on the Crusaders in Christchurch this Saturday.   Lam’s been with the Hurricanes...

Super Rugby TOTW

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Thrilling weekend of Super Rugby action with all games being split by 7 points or less, in fact, of the four games played all but one had a points difference of 2 or less points. The weekend finished off...

Team News: Hurricanes and Blues line ups confirmed

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues will take a largely unchanged line-up to Wellington to start the second half of Super Rugby Aotearoa competition against the Hurricanes on Saturday. The Hurricanes currently sit four points...

Team News: Hurricanes v Highlanders

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have won the last four games at Sky Stadium against the Highlanders. Due to minor injuries, Dane Coles, Fraser Armstrong, Gareth Evans and Reed Prinsep have not been included in the...

Next In Line? The Race For The All Black Second Row

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ian Foster begins his tenure as the new All Blacks' head coach with just 28% of the players in New Zealand saying that the long-term All Blacks assistant coach had been the right choice to replace...

Jordie Barrett returns for Hurricanes

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jordie Barrett will make his return to Super Rugby Aotearoa, as the Hurricanes get set for a clash against the Chiefs in Hamilton this Sunday.   The 22-year-old has been nursing a shoulder injury...