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All Black prop joins the Blues

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks prop Nepo Laulala today confirmed he will play his Super Rugby for the Blues for the next two years.   Samoan-born Laulala, educated in Auckland at Mt Albert Grammar and Westley College,...

How the All Blacks fared in the opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The opening round of the Mitre 10 Cup was a special one as the bulk of the All Blacks squad were made available to their regional sides, an extremely rare occurrence as New Zealand's...

Kieran Read signs on to play in the Mitre 10 Cup

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union has confirmed the signing of former All Blacks captain Kieran Read for the upcoming Mitre 10 Cup season.   Read, who hails from the South Auckland region...

Players Who Could Benefit From The Delay In Residency Rule Change

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

World Rugby has prolonged the implementation of its three-year residency rule for another 12 months due to the “exceptional disruption” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.This means that...

Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We recap some of the top stories, rumours and confirmed transfers of the week.     Vern Cotter brings in reinforcements Vern Cotter has started to piece his backroom staff at Fiji together...

World Cup Winning All Black Pair Head To Kobe

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Reigning Top League champions Kobe Kobelco Steelers have added a pair of World Cup Winning All Blacks to their ranks ahead of their new campaign which is set to kick off in January 2021.   Chiefs...

The Six Players Who Have Played 150 Games For The Crusaders

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black second-rower Sam Whitelock is set to become the seventh player to bring up his 150th game for the Crusaders this weekend against the Chiefs and in doing so he joins an elite club of players to...

RANKED | The Top 10 Players Heading To Japan Next Year

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The momentum of rugby's growth in Japan may have slowed since after the Rugby World Cup with Super Rugby and the Top League but when the Top League does return in January next year, it will do...

All Blacks great Dan Carter relishing Blues chance

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Carter decided he needed another rugby fix while locked down during the coronavirus pandemic but said joining the Blues was still "a tough decision".     The New Zealand great has...

All Blacks legend Carter makes shock Blues move

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Dan Carter, one of the all-time greats and the leading points scorer in Test rugby, is set for a Super Rugby swansong with the Blues.     New Zealand legend Dan Carter has completed a sensational move...