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2018 New Zealand Rugby Award Winners

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

• Kendra Cocksedge dominates awards taking Player of the Year, Women’s Player of the Year and Fiao’o Faamausili Medal• Black Ferns Sevens win first ever adidas New Zealand Team of...

Six new faces in Hurricanes 2019 Super Rugby squad

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Hurricanes have opted for continuity with the selection of the 2019 squad for the Super Rugby season.   There are just six new faces in new head coach John Plumtree’s 38-man squad, with dynamic...

The Battle for Promotion in the Mitre 10 Cup

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The battle for promotion to the Premiership division of the Mitre 10 Cup kicks off this weekend with Waikato hosting Northland and Otago hosting Hawke's Bay.   Here are two sets of semi-finals:      The...

Jade Te Rure and Antonio Kiri Kiri sign for Yorkshire Carnegie

3 months ago by Yorkshire Carnegie

Championship side Yorkshire Carnegie have been given a major boost with the signing of fly-half Jade Te Rure, 25, and flanker Antonio Kiri Kiri, 26, from Manawatu Turbos in New Zealand. Te Rure played...

Maori All Blacks squad named for historic tour

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Maori All Blacks squad to play in the USA, Brazil and Chile for their end of year tour, has been named today.   Five players in Japan with the All Blacks will later join the Maori All Blacks...

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Manawatu v Southland

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Manawatu end their season with a morale boosting home win. Both sides had nothing to gain but pride in this game as a win would have not advanced them up the table. Kiri-Kiri, Laumape...

All Blacks named for the November Tests

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Steve Hansen has named his 32 man squad for the November Tests with just one uncapped player in Dalton Papali'i. Matt Todd returns to the squad.       Loose forward Matt Todd has...

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Hawke's Bay v Manawatu

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Manawatu came out firing in the opening minutes of the game as they scored 17 consecutive points after 21 minutes. However, Otere Black's penalty in the 21st minute was the last time Manawatu troubled...

Bay of Plenty Steamers Injury Update

3 months ago by Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty have released an injury update confirming that Mike Delany suffered a pectoral tear during the North Harbour vs. Bay of Plenty Steamers match on Sunday 16 September, he will require...

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Bay of Plenty v Manawatu

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It wasn't a spectacle by any means but it had its moments. Manawatu survive the Bay of Plenty onslaught to beat them for the first time in 4 years. Bay of Plenty pushed and pushed and had an opportunity...