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The Battle for Promotion in the Mitre 10 Cup

1 month 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...

Maori All Blacks squad named for historic tour

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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...

Bay of Plenty Steamers Injury Update

2 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...

Otere Black on song as Turbos down Steamers

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was a rather close result between these two teams as the Manawatu Turbos take the win after surviving a late scare with Bay of Plenty having a kick to win it on the hooter.   Jamie Booth –...

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Bay of Plenty v Manawatu

2 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...

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Manawatu v Wellington

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The old saying of 'You cant win the game, without the ball' was a perfect example of this game. Wellington completely dominating in all aspects of the game. The game was effectively won in the first half....

Mitre 10 Cup HIGHLIGHTS: Bay of Plenty v Waikato

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waikato dominated today. Scoring 8 tries to 3. Bay of Plenty will be kicking themselves after giving away 19 penalties. Waikato were able to turn those penalties into points. Waikato were rampant and scored some special tries. Tucker was...

Mitre 10 Cup & NRC: Saturday Top Performers

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Following a jam-packed day in the Mitre 10 Cup and NRC we take a look at who performed for their respective sides.   Josh McKay - Canterbury An outstanding performance by the Canterbury speedster...