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Aaron Cruden returns to the Chiefs

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs and New Zealand Rugby Union have announced today former Chiefs co-captain and All Black Aaron Cruden has signed with the Chiefs for 2020.   30-year-old Cruden, will return home from France...

Japan inspired to honour 'Mr Rugby' against South Africa

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan's players will be inspired by the memory of Seiji Hirao when they face South Africa in an eagerly awaited Rugby World Cup quarter-final at the weekend.     Former Japan captain and head...

RWC Preview: United States v Tonga

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu is determined to send retiring captain Siale Piutau out a winner against the United States in a Rugby World Cup contest on Sunday that is still in the hands of the weather.   Typhoon...

Mitre 10 Cup Round 6 Preview

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Mitre 10 Cup is at its halfway point with round six bringing plenty of must-win match-ups as the battle for playoff spots in both the Premiership and Championship heats up.     Waikato v Hawke’s...

Weekend Round Up

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sekope Kepu to retire from International Rugby at the end of 2019     Wallabies veteran Sekope Kepu has today announced he will retire from international rugby at the end of 2019 following...

Aaron Cruden in line for shock return to Super Rugby

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former All Blacks and Chiefs flyhalf Aaron Cruden is in line for a shock return to the Chiefs for next year's Super Rugby season.   The 30-year-old will finish his stint at French club Montpellier...

Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has announced his 31-man Japan squad who will represent the host nation when the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off next month.   Michael Leitch will captain the side and...

The Crusaders name Brad Mooar's replacement

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders have confirmed Scott Hansen will join their coaching group in 2020, following the departure of Brad Mooar earlier this month. Hansen will replace Mooar as Crusaders Assistant Coach for...

Everitt to lead Sharks' Currie Cup double charge

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Sharks will look to defend their Currie Cup title in 2019 and have announced that Sean Everitt, the coach of the successful 2018 Under 19 Sharks side, will be the head coach for the 2019 Currie...

The Blues could benefit from All Black flyhalf joining Dan Carter in Japan

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Super Rugby franchise the Blues could benefit from Japanese Top League club Kobe Kobelco Steelers recruiting former Chiefs and All Black flyhalf Aaron Cruden.   Cruden is set to leave Montpellier...