Leon MacDonald rugby player
Leon MacDonald rugby player

Leon MacDonald

21st Dec 1977 1.81m/96kg Head Coach

All Blacks unveil 2024 management group

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has confirmed the 2024 All Blacks management group under new Head Coach Scott Robertson.  The group includes seven members who carry over from the previous All Blacks...

All Blacks XV team named for first clash against Japan XV

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks XV team has been named to play Japan XV at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday 8 July, kick-off at 5.00PM JST (8.00PM NZST). The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sport. All...

A looks at Scott Robertson’s Crusader legacy

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The greatest coaching tenure in Super Rugby history ended as it started on Saturday night, the Crusaders winning another DHL Super Rugby Pacific final. Robertson is the most successful individual in...

All Backs XV Squad named for Japan tour

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 30-strong All Blacks XV squad was selected by the All Blacks coaching team of Ian Foster, Joe Schmidt and Jason Ryan for the 2023 Lipovitan-D Challenge Cup against Japan XV and Brave Blossoms. The...

Preview: Super Rugby Semi-Final

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

We are down to the penultimate week of the Super Rugby Pacific season with just four teams left standing. The first semifinal kicks off on Friday night when the Crusaders host the Blues in a blockbuster...

Patrick Tuipulotu out of Super Rugby Pacific playoffs

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Blues and All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu has been ruled out of the Super Rugby Pacific playoffs after sustaining a broken arm. Coach Leon MacDonald confirmed Tuipulotu’s injury on Monday and...

“Scott Barrett’s captaincy was incredible.” - Robertson

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders' dominance over the Blues in Super Rugby Pacific has extended to 17 wins in 18 games after Saturday's 15-3 win in Christchurch. Lineout issues came back to haunt the Blues in the manner of last...

All Blacks 2024 Assistant Coaches Confirmed

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced the four coaches who will assist Scott Robertson when he becomes All Blacks Head Coach after the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Current All Blacks assistant coach Jason...

Barrett and Plummer reach milestones in ANZAC weekend

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues take on the Waratahs in an ‘Anzac Weekend Clash’ this Saturday night at 7:05pm at Eden Park with the home side looking to keep pace with the top four in Super Rugby Pacific.  It’s...

Blues seek consistency in capital

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s a Capital city showdown this weekend in Wellington as the Blues travel to Sky Stadium to take on the Hurricanes at 7:05pm on Saturday night.   Blues coach Leon Macdonald has placed...