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Team News: Hurricanes and Blues line ups confirmed

8 hours ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues will take a largely unchanged line-up to Wellington to start the second half of Super Rugby Aotearoa competition against the Hurricanes on Saturday. The Hurricanes currently sit four points...

The Crusaders v Blues Fixture: One of New Zealand Rugby's Proudest Traditions

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday will see what has become known to be one the great clashes in global provincial rugby when the Crusaders take on the Blues in Christchurch.   It is a rivalry steeped in over one hundred...

Watch: Caleb Clarke puts in an outstanding first half performance scoring and assisting a try

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Caleb Clarke got the Blues off to a perfect start on Saturday in the opening Super Rugby Aotearoa game of the weekend.   The winger scored in his side's first game of the season but...

Like Father, Like Son - Waisake and Hoskins Sotutu

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the most exciting elements to gain recognition from the first two rounds of Super Rugby Aotearoa has been the prodigious form and presence of Blues number 8 Hoskins Sotutu. By all accounts, Sotutu’s...

The Deal That Set Super Rugby and Tri-Nations in Motion

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

On this day in 1995, on the eve of the iconic World Cup final between South Africa and New Zealand in Johannesburg, details pertaining to two brand new competitions; the Super 12 and the Tri-Nations.   The...

Like Father, Like Son - Eroni and Caleb Clarke

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Those Super Rugby fans of appropriate age who cast their minds back will recall the golden days of the Auckland Blues in the late 90s; a team littered with individual brilliance that produced the goods...