Kieran Read rugby player
Kieran Read rugby player

Kieran Read

26th Oct 1985 1.93m/110kg No. 8

South Africa v New Zealand: Stats, Facts, Line Ups

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa and New Zealand face off for the 103rd time on Saturday as the old foes clash at the iconic Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.   We take a look at all the team, match, referee, and...

The last time the Springboks beat the All Blacks in South Africa

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Under-fire All Blacks head coach Ian Foster will be looking to defend an impressive away record against Springboks.   New Zealand suffered a home series defeat to Ireland, a first in...

RANKED: The countries with the most test centurions

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

An elite group of 80 men's international players have reached the incredible milestone of 100 test caps.     Even some of the most talented players who have graced the rugby pitch...

O'Gara and New Zealand-linked Robertson named Barbarians coaches for All Blacks XV game

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scott Robertson will be part of the Barbarians coaching staff for their game against an All Blacks XV, amid links to the New Zealand job.     Scott Robertson will join Ronan O'Gara in coaching...

Selection Stories | Kieran Read

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kieran Read shares what the black jersey means to him and reveals where he was when found out he made the All Blacks.  

Kieran Read introduces Pablo Matera to New Zealand cuisine

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It's Culture Round in DHL Super Rugby Pacific and Argentinian star Pablo Matera meets with former All Blacks captain Kieran Read to learn more about their respective cultures.    

A standing ovation for Aaron Smith after his 100th test match

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aaron Smith became the first All Black scrumhalf to play 100 test matches on Saturday.   The 32-year-old assisted two tries in New Zealand's 33-25 victory over Australia and was given a standing...

Kieran Read | Playmakers | Sky Sport

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Former All Blacks captain Kieran Read talks leadership and who influenced him to become one of New Zealand rugby's great leaders.        

McCaw backs Whitelock as All Blacks' interim captain

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two-Time Rugby World Cup-winning All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is backing his former All Blacks and Crusaders teammate Sam Whitelock to fill the skipper duties for the opening Tests of the 2021 season.   Sam...

Steve Hansen pays tribute to Kieran Read

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Black head coach Steve Hansen has paid tribute to Kieran Read in the wake of the latter’s announcement of retirement.    Hansen coached the All Blacks from 2011-2019 and...