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Wellington and Auckland to host 2019 Test match

1 year ago by New Zealand Rugby

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has today announced Wellington’s Westpac Stadium will host South Africa, on 27 July 2019, in a condensed (due to Rugby World Cup) Investec Rugby Championship in 2019, while...

Introducing New Zealand's Super Rugby class of 2019

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Thirty three new faces feature among the 190 professional players contracted by New Zealand’s five Investec Super Rugby clubs for the 2019 season.    The Blues, Chiefs, Wellington, Crusaders...

Six new faces in Hurricanes 2019 Super Rugby squad

1 year 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...

SEMIFINAL HIGHLIGHTS: Auckland v Wellington - 2018

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Auckland are into the Premiership final with what turned out to be a comfortable win. They have been a masterclass team this season and it showed today. Fantastic on attack and tough on defense....

Can Canterbury be stopped?

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Mitre 10 Cup Premiership title has been based in Canterbury for the past three years and without a home semi-final this year, it is the perfect opportunity for another Province to getting their...

Maori All Blacks squad named for historic tour

1 year 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...

A look at the 7 new All Blacks

1 year ago by AllBlacks.com

Following the extended squad named by Steve Hansen we take a look at the 7 new All Blacks named. New Zealand will take on Japan, England, Ireland and Italy next month with the Bledisloe Cup game against...

All Blacks named for the November Tests

1 year 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...

Canterbury's worst finish since 2014

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Mitre 10 Cup finishing the group stages, Canterbury will stay in the hunt for the title but won't host a play off game for the first time since 2014. Auckland and Tasman bagged the top two spots...

Auckland go coast to coast for stunning come from behind win over Wellington

1 year ago by Rugby Dump

Auckland edged Wellington 29-24 in Mitre 10 action on Thursday night. Wellington was nursing a slim lead with just on 10 minutes to play when Auckland's TJ Faiane broke from deep in his own half for this...