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Mitre 10 Cup Round 1 Highlights: Manawatu v Hawke’s Bay

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

Hawkes Bay broke down Manawatu in horrible condition to earn a bonus-point win. Manawatu started brilliantly to take an early lead, but after that it was all Hawke Bay. Slowly staying in the game and edging themselves in front. Manawatu could not handle their strong set-pieces. Hawkes Bay host Wellington...

Mitre 10 Cup Round Up

6 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

A thumping victory by Tasman over Wellington and a draw between defending champions Auckland and North Harbour got Mitre 10 Cup rugby off to an intriguing start at the weekend.     Adding...

Tuesday Morning Round Up

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Injury blows for Lions   The Golden Lions have injury concerns ahead of their Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday.       Lock Wilhelm...

Manawatu Turbos enlist the help of firefighters for pre-season training

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Manawatu Turbos are preparing for this season's Mitre 10 Cup by trading rucks for underground tunnels and rugby balls for fire hoses.      The team has enlisted the help of Palmerston...

5 players to watch: Manawatu

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Adam Boult   A fullback-wing utility he brings speed from the back being the fastest player in the squad.   He made his mark in Manawatu rugby, two seasons ago as a 17-year-old when he topped...

Black Ferns touring squad for San Diego named

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

North Harbour prop Olivia Ward-Duin has been called in as injury cover for the Black Ferns squad for the 2019 Women’s Rugby Super Series, named today.   Head Coach Glenn Moore has selected...

Japanese club sign Springbok centre and All Black prop

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japanese Top League side Panasonic Wild Knight have confirmed the signing of former All Black and Crusaders prop Wyatt Crockett and Springbok centre Damian de Allende.    Both players...

Gregory and Koroi return for London Sevens

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scott Gregory and Vilimoni Koroi return from injury to bolster the travelling squad, while Sam Dickson, Trael Joass and Niko Jones are currently sidelined.   A six week break since the last tournament...

World Rugby trial sees a 13-man bench used for in the Oceania Under 20 Championship

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A new World Rugby trial will see 13-man benches used during New Zealand’s opening match of the Oceania Under 20 Championship against Fiji.   Following a World Rugby consultation, the U20s...

PRO14 Round 16 Highlights: Glasgow Warriors v Connacht Rugby

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

HT 24-5 to Glasgow Warriors as they started off the first half with a try in the first minute of the game. The most influential players for Warriors first half have been Thompson, Steyn, Manawatu...