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New Zealand Rugby Awards 2020

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks Captain Sam Cane has received the top honour at the 2020 ASB Rugby Awards tonight, claiming the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award for overall Player of the Year, after also picking up the All...

Aaron Smith nominated for three New Zealand Rugby Awards

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand’s top rugby performers of 2020 will be recognised in a special ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with the nominees announced by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) today.   New Zealand Rugby Chief...

2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa squads confirmed

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Experience and continuity run through the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa squads announced today with just 26 rookies across New Zealand’s five clubs and just nine player transfers.     The...

Manawatu’s Brayden Iose signs with Hurricanes until 2022

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes are delighted to announce the signing of Brayden Iose through until 2022. Born and bred in Manawatu, the 22-year-old was earmarked as a future star of the game whilst representing Palmerston...

Mitre 10 Cup RD 10 Highlights: Wellington v Manawatu

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wellington do exactly what they needed to, by getting a bonus-point win against Manawatu. Wellington were made to work for it as a tight first half saw then lead by just a...

All the action from Round 10 of the Mitre 10 Cup as semi-finals loom

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The semi-finalists who will contest the Mitre 10 Cup have been named after an action-packed Round 10. In today’s (Sunday) fixtures, all three losing teams, remarkably, posted 33 points and surrendered...

Savea at centre for Wellington

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wellington Lions head coach, Leo Crowley, has made a handful of changes to his side ahead of their clash against Manawatu at Sky Stadium. Saturday marks the last of the round-robin fixtures, before the...

Mitre 10 Cup RD 8 Highlights: Manawatu v Southland

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Manawatu break their duck as they over come a tough Southland side to earn their first win of the season. In rather windy conditions, Southland made Manawatu really...

All the action from the Mitre 10 Cup Round 8: Round-up & highlights

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The play-offs of the mitre 10 Cup creep ever closer with Round 8 concluding today largely as expected although three teams threw themselves above and beyond to post some significant upset results.   Canterbury...

RD 7 HIGHLIGHTS | Hawke’s Bay v Manawatu (Mitre 10 Cup 2020)

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was a tense game to begin with as both teams struggled to penetrate each others' defences. Manawatu were the first on the board though and scored a try in the 18th minute. Hawke's Bay didn't waste time...